Congressional candidate Bill Hightower has received the endorsement of the Alabama Forestry Association.
“Bill Hightower is the right man for the job,” said Chris Isaacson, the executive vice president of the Alabama Forestry Association. “He has a proven, conservative track record as state senator, where he was a proponent for private property rights and fiscally responsible limited government. We know he will take that same approach in Washington.”
Hightower is a former Alabama state senator.
“I am excited to receive the endorsement of Forestry PAC,” Hightower said. “Our sawmills, loggers, foresters, and wood suppliers play a critical role in Alabama’s economy and the economy of our entire country. As an Alabama State Senator, I worked with pro-business groups like the Alabama foresters, who are working to create a better Alabama for all. As south Alabama’s next congressman, I will support pro-business, free enterprise policies that will help our industries grow, prosper, and thrive, creating new job opportunities for the future. The forestry industry’s success will be a success for all of Alabama, and I am looking forward to being a strong voice on their behalf in Congress.”
Hightower is running in the 1st Congressional District Republican primary runoff against former Mobile County Commissioner Jerry Carl. The winner of the Republican nomination will face the winner of the Democratic primary runoff. There James Averhart is running against Kiani Gardner.
Incumbent Congressman Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, is not running for re-election.
Hightower has a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Alabama and a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University. Hightower has worked for several fortune 500 companies around the world before moving back to South Alabama in 2002. He has started and run several small businesses in the Mobile area.
The Alabama Forestry Association was formed in 1949 to represent the interest of the state’s sawmill companies and soon expanded to include forestry members from the stump to the mill. Today, AFA is a membership organization comprised of forest products companies, landowners, loggers, wood suppliers, foresters, and others with a stake in Alabama’s forest economy.