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BCA endorses Jerry Carl

Alabama Congressman Jerry Carl.

Thursday, the board of directors for the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) has endorsed Mobile County Commissioner Jerry Carl in the race for Alabama’s First Congressional District seat.

“Jerry Carl is a job creator with a commitment to supporting economic growth and pro-jobs policies,” said BCA Chairman of the Board John Mazyck of The Frazer Lanier Company, Inc. in Montgomery. “From his career as a small business owner and entrepreneur to serving as a Mobile County Commissioner, he has exemplified his focus on creating economic opportunities and made room for businesses to grow right here in Alabama. BCA is proud to endorse him in the upcoming primary runoff election.”

The primary runoff election is scheduled for July 14. Carl faces former State Senator Bill Hightower in the Republican primary runoff.

The Business Council of Alabama is Alabama’s foremost voice for business. The BCA is a non-partisan, statewide business association representing the interests and concerns of nearly 1 million working Alabamians through its member companies and its partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. The BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.

The 1st Congressional District is open because incumbent Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) is not seeking re-election.

The eventual winner of the Republican nomination will face the winner of the Democratic Party primary runoff in the November 3 general election. The Democratic runoff is between Kiani Gardner and James Averhart.

The Business Council of Alabama is Alabama’s foremost voice for business. The BCA is a non-partisan, statewide business association representing the interests and concerns of nearly 1 million working Alabamians through its member companies and its partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. The BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.

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Jerry Carl was born in Mobile, started his first company at the age of 25 and grew that small business into numerous other companies throughout the region. In all, Jerry has started over ten different companies ranging from real estate to healthcare and timber, to even the manufacturing of church furniture. Carl and his wife Tina have been married for over 37 years. They have children and grandchildren.

When Jerry was frustrated with the direction of Mobile’s local government, he ran for County Commission where he still serves today. On the county commission he has been a vocal fiscal hawk and advocate for pro-growth, job-creating policies, and is laser‑focused on creating economic opportunities so good-paying jobs can be created.

Carl is an avid hunter, a lifelong supporter of Second Amendment rights, and believes all human life should be protected from the moment of conception.

Brandon Moseley
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Brandon Moseley is a senior reporter with over nine years at Alabama Political Reporter. During that time he has written 8,297 articles for APR. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Facebook. Brandon is a native of Moody, Alabama, a graduate of Auburn University, and a seventh generation Alabamian.

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