On Tuesday, the Alabama Democratic Conference released its March 3 endorsements. The ADC has endorsed New York City billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Joe L. Reed is the Chairman of the ADC and the Vice Chair for Minority Affairs of the Alabama Democratic Party.
Reed said of Bloomberg, “He has shown a keen interest in the ADC. He has visited the state twice in the last two months.”
The ADC endorsed candidates for national, state and local offices at its 60th Anniversary Convention.
Reed said that Bloomberg has a wealth of successful experience as a businessman and served twelve years as mayor of New York. Reed pointed out that New York City is larger than 35 states in the United States.
Bloomberg has not participated in Iowa or New Hampshire; but national polls show Bloomberg ranked in the top three nationwide among Democratic presidential candidates.
The ADC is also urging voters to vote NO on Amendment One, which would replace the elected State Board of Education with a commission appointed by the Governor.
The ADC liked both Kiani Gardner or James Averhart in Alabama’s First Congressional District.
The ADC has endorsed Nathan Mathis in the Second Congressional District.
The ADC is supporting Laura Casey for Public Service Commission President; Fred Bell for State Board of Education; Monet McCorvey Gaines for Montgomery County District Judge, Place 1; Brooke Reid for the 15th Judicial Circuit, Place 2; Lloria Munnerlyn James for 15th Judicial Circuit, Place 7; Kechia Davis for Jefferson County 10th Circuit, Place 3; Martha Cook for Jefferson County District Judge, Place 1; Ruby Yvette Davis for Jefferson County District Judge, Place 7; and Tammy J. Montgomery for Sumter County District Judge.
Joe Reed has been one of the most powerful figures in Alabama Democratic Party politics for fifty years. Reed is the father of Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed. He has been an outspoken supporter of Alabama Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Worley, who is continuing her ongoing legal fight versus State Representative Christopher John England, D-Tuscaloosa, over the leaderships of the ADP.