Republican candidate Russell Bedsole’s campaign for the Alabama House of Representatives District 49 announced that Bedsole has received the endorsement of the Alabama Association of Realtors, the largest statewide organization of real estate professionals.
“After 22 years in law enforcement, Russell Bedsole understands how protecting our families, homes, and private property rights leads to safer, thriving communities,” said Jeremy Walker, the CEO of the Alabama Association of Realtors. “He will be a strong advocate for the citizens of District 49 in the State House.”
Bedsole thanked the realtors for their endorsement.
“I am very appreciative to receive the endorsement of the Alabama Association of Realtors,” Bedsole said in a statement. “The Realtors of our great state are extremely hardworking and play a vital role in helping build and promote our communities.”
Bedsole is presently serving in his second term as an Alabaster city councilman. He is also a captain with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, where has worked for the past 22 years. He has also received endorsements from the Shelby County Fraternal Order of Police, Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Alabama State Fraternal Order of Police, Conservation Alabama, Shelby County Sheriff John Samaniego and the Alabama Firefighter’s Association.
Bedsole and Mimi Penhale are in a special Republican primary runoff election for the District 49 seat on Sept. 1. House District 49 became vacant when former State Rep. April Weaver accepted an appointment at the Department of Health and Human Services.
The eventual Republican nominee will face Democratic nominee Sheryl Patton in the special general election.
House District 49 is comprised of portions of Shelby, Chilton and Bibb Counties.