Monday, FarmPAC, the political action committee of the Alabama Farmers Federation, announced that it has endorsed Jeff Coleman for U.S. House of Representatives in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District.
Federation National Affairs Director Mitt Walker said that Coleman’s conservative values, experience operating a family-owned business and status as a political outsider appealed to county Farmers Federation leaders.
“Over the last few months, Jeff Coleman has met with farmers and Federation leaders across District 2,” Walker said. “His success as a fifth-generation businessman and commitment to growing the economy while protecting individual liberty resonated with our members. He understands the importance of agriculture and forestry to our state and nation. We are confident Jeff Coleman will fight for farmers and rural families as well as our military and veterans.”
Coleman and his wife Tiffany live in Dothan and have three daughters.
“I am deeply humbled and grateful to have the endorsement of the Alabama Farmers Federation,” Coleman said. “Agriculture is the state’s number one industry, and I will be a champion for the hardworking farmers of this state. As a political outsider with a family business background, I am focused on creating jobs and growing the economy, and agriculture plays a huge rule in our state’s economy. I will work tirelessly to support the men and women of this state who wake up every morning to play their part in feeding and clothing the world.”
FarmPAC is the grassroots political organization of the Federation, the state’s largest farm organization with more than 330,000 member families.
Jeff Coleman is Chairman of Coleman Worldwide Moving. He is a fifth-generation leader of the family-owned moving, storage, and transportation business that was established in 1914. Coleman Worldwide Moving is headquartered in southeast Alabama and is ranked as one of the top 30 largest private companies in the State of Alabama.
Coleman was raised in Dothan, where he graduated from Northview High School, is an Eagle Scout, and was a member of the 1981 Football team that won the Alabama High School Football State Championship. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and a Master’s in Business Administration from Troy University in Dothan.
Coleman is a 2011 Graduate of Leadership Alabama and a 2015 Graduate of the Air War College National Security Forum. Jeff served two terms as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Alabama. Coleman is a former Chairman of the Business Council of Alabama (BCA).
Congressional District 2 includes Autauga, Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Elmore, Geneva, Henry, Houston and Pike counties as well as portions of Montgomery County.
Second Congressional District Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, is not running for re-election.
The Republican primary is on March 3.