The Hightower for Congress campaign announced that former state Senator Bill Roberts has endorsed Sen. Hightower in the First Congressional District.
“I am proud to receive Senator Roberts.” Sen. Hightower said. “He represented Mobile and all of south Alabama in the state House and state Senate with honor and a commitment to improving our community. As one of his successors in senate district 35, his leadership was a role model for all future Mobile area leaders to follow. I am looking forward to working with Senator Roberts in the weeks to come as we work towards victory in July’s Republican run-off election.”
“During my time in the state legislature I tried to listen to people—and work on those things they were concerned about—such as health care and education,” Sen. Roberts said. “That is what I want in a public servant. Bill Hightower listens and he works–and he knows what he is doing. I observed him during his time in the state senate. He learned quickly and he brought a wealth of knowledge and ability to his work in that position. Certainly not the least, Bill has the positive character we want in our public officials. It is my belief that Bill Hightower is in every respect the best candidate to represent us in the 1st. District of Alabama in the United States House of Representatives. It is without hesitation that I fully endorse Bill Hightower for this position–and will support his efforts to be elected–and if elected will do anything I can to support him in his efforts to represent each and every one of us in Washington D.C. In my opinion–and observation– Bill Hightower will be an excellent congressman.”
Former state Senator Bill Roberts was first elected to the Alabama state House of Representatives in 1970. He was elected to the state Senate in 1974. Roberts earned a reputation as a fighter for Alabama healthcare, being awarded the Heacock Medal by the Alabama Tuberculosis Association and for his instrumental work to provide the initial funding of the University of South Alabama’s Medical School. Outside of government, Roberts served as President and CEO of Cogburn Health and Rehabilitation Services and President of Southeastern Lodging.
Bill Hightower is running for the First Congressional District in the Republican Primary runoff against Mobile County Commissioner Jerry Carl. The eventual Republican nominee will face the winner of the Democratic primary runoff where James Averhart is running against Kiani Gardner.
The First Congressional District is open because incumbent Congressman Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, did not seek re-election.