Thursday, the Hightower for Congress campaign released a statement saying that they are proud to announce that Hightower has received the endorsement of Trump economic advisor Stephen Moore.
“Bill Hightower is the kind of pro-growth, free-market conservative we need in Congress,” Moore said. “Bill advocated for these types of policies in the Alabama state senate, and I am confident that he will stand up for Alabama taxpayers in Congress. We need people who will stand up for freedom and free markets, and will take on the leadership of both parties. President Trump needs allies like Bill Hightower in Washington and I am proud to endorse him for Congress.”
Bill Hightower thanked Stephen Moore for his endorsement.
“I am thankful to have earned Stephen Moore’s endorsement,” Hightower said. “Stephen has been a leading conservative economic mind for decades and his work in supporting President Trump’s tax reform speaks to his forward-thinking conservative policies. I look forward to working with Stephen in the months and years to come, to once again spark our economy as we restart it in the wake of the global pandemic.”
The Hightower campaign said that Stephen Moore has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s leading conservative economic minds. Moore has served on the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal and as the chief economist for the Heritage Foundation. In 2016, Moore served as a senior economic advisor to the Trump-Pence Campaign and in 2017 worked with White House Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow to formulate President Trump’s major overhaul of the U.S. tax code, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
During his tenure in the Alabama state senate, Bill Hightower was consistently rated one of the most conservative state senators in Montgomery. Hightower says that he is a proud fiscal conservative and long-time advocate for the flat tax. He also led the charge for the first-ever vote for term limits in the state legislature.
Hightower is running in the 1st Congressional District Republican primary runoff against 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. Hightower is married to Susan Hightower, They have three children, as well as grandchildren.