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Alabama Forestry Association endorses Chambliss

The association on Friday added Chambliss to the group’s growing list of endorsements.

State Sen. Clyde Chambliss

The Alabama Forestry Association on Friday added state Sen. Clyde Chambliss, R-Prattville, to the group’s growing list of endorsements. 

Chambliss is seeking re-election for Senate District 30, which includes all or parts of Autauga, Chilton, Coosa, Elmore and Tallapoosa counties. Chambliss is ​​principal engineer for Chambliss Engineering. 

“Clyde’s experience as a businessman, engineer and public servant give him unique insight into the needs of our state,” said AFA President and CEO Chris Isaacson in a statement. “His voting record is proof that he is committed to making Alabama a better place to live and work by his continued support of fiscally responsible legislation. We are pleased to stand with him in his bid for reelection.”

“I really appreciate the continued support from the Alabama Forestry Association,” Chambliss said in a statement. “Forest products are a large part of the Alabama economy and I appreciate working with AFA to ensure continued success in these ever changing economic times.”

Other endorsements by the association include state Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, who’s running for reelection for Senate District 3. Orr is executive vice president for Cook’s Pest Control.

State Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman, received the association’s endorsement in the Senate District 4 race. Gudger runs his family’s business, Southern Accents Architectural Antiques. 

In Senate District 6, the association endorsed Sen. Larry Stutts, R-Tuscumbia, who owns and operates Colbert OB/GYN. 

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State Sen. Sam Givhan, R-Huntsville, received the association’s endorsement for Senate District 7. Givhan is the owner of Houston Land Company and SHG Development. 

The association endorsed State Sen. Steve Livington, R-Scottsboro, for Senate District 8. Livingston owns and manages Dicus Oil Company. 

State Sen. Clay Scofield, R-Guntersville, picked up the association’s endorsement for Senate District 9. Scofield is a third-generation farmer. 

The association endorsed State Sen. Randy Price, R-Opelika, for Senate District 13. Price owns home building and commercial trucking companies. 

State Sen. Dan Roberts, R-Mountian Brook, picked up the endorsement in Senate District 15. Roberts owns a real estate sales and development firm in Birmingham.

The association endorsed State Sen. Shay Shelnutt, R-Trussville, for Senate District 17. Shellnut is a realtor. 

State Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa, got the endorsement for Senate District 21. Allen is chairman of the Senate Transportation and Energy Committee and vice-chairman of the Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund.

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The association endorsed Sen. Will Barfoot, R-Pike Road, for Senate District 25. Barefoot is a founding partner in the law firm Barfoot & Schoettker. 

State Sen. Tom Whatley, R-Auburn, received the endorsement from Senate District 27. Whatley is an attorney and a partner along with his father in a farming operation.

Eddie Burkhalter is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can email him at [email protected] or reach him via Twitter.

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