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John Wahl announces candidacy for chairman of ALGOP

Vice Chairman John Wahl announced his candidacy in an email announcement to members.

The Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee elected John Wahl as ALGOP chairman.

Alabama Republican Party Vice Chairman John Wahl announced his candidacy for chairman of the party in an email announcement to members of the Republican Executive Committee.

“I am excited to announce my candidacy for Chairman of the ALGOP,” Wahl wrote. “This is not a decision that I take lightly, and I would genuinely appreciate your consideration. I respect and understand Chairwoman Lathan’s decision not to run for re-election, and I want to thank her for the time she has given to the Republican Party.”

“It is my opinion that we need strong leadership to represent our values both here in Alabama, and as a voice to the RNC,” Wahl said. “I am first and foremost a Christian, and I believe we need to stand for our God-given rights, and oppose the radical socialist agenda that is trying to overrun our great nation. I have always been committed to fighting for the conservative Alabama values we believe in.”

Wahl listed several priorities for ALGOP including being a voice for each member of the SEC, supporting local Republican parties and county chairmen, working to increase fundraising to allow more activity, making minority outreach a priority, supporting rural and minority Counties when they need help, and targeting new ways to win in metro areas

“I am dedicated to advancing the Republican Party, and have been working hard to help with the elections in GA, as well as serving on Coach Tommy Tuberville’s transition team,” Wahl wrote. “My goal is to fight for our values at every level, and that is why I am running for Chairman. Serving you as Senior Vice-Chair has truly been an honor, and I appreciate your consideration for Chairman.”

John Wahl is a businessman from Lester in Limestone County. The Alabama Republican Party State Executive Committee will select new leadership at its annual Winter Meeting.

The Alabama Republican Party has county parties in all 67 of Alabama’s counties. The party is one of the largest in the country and dominates state politics in Alabama.

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Well over two-thirds of all the partisan elected offices, including every statewide office, will be controlled by Alabama Republicans when former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville is sworn in as U.S. senator.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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