The Alabama Farmers Federation announced Friday its endorsements of several Alabama Republicans seeking re-election to the Alabama state House and Senate.
State Reps. David Faulkner, R-Mountain Brook, and Proncey Robertson, R-Mount Hope, along with State Sen. Clyde Chambliss, R-Prattville, received endorsements from the federation, which is the largest farmers association in Alabama with over 350,000 members.
In a statement Monday, Jefferson County Farmers Federation president Stevan Parsons described Faulkner as “a proven conservative, pro-business leader,” and said that Faulkner shares the ideals of ALFA and “will continue to represent us well in Montgomery.”
“I am honored to receive this endorsement and will work hard to represent the citizens and businesses of House District 46,” Faulkner said. “I appreciate their continued support and the confidence they have placed in me.”
Faulkner initially won the District 46 seat in 2014, and is a member of the House Judiciary, Rules, and Ways and Means Education committees.
In a second ALFA statement Monday, Morgan County Farmers Federation President Mark Byrd said: “Rep. Robertson is a fine example of a public servant at home and in Montgomery,” and that the Federation is proud to support his continued service. John Tucker, Lawrence County’s Farmers Federation president, commended Robertson on his strong work ethic and “good record of service to District 7,” and said Robertson is “a legislator who will represent the needs of agriculture and all of his constituents,” in District 7.
“Rep. Proncey Robertson is a hard-working legislator who will take the needs of the farmers he represents to Montgomery,” said Luther Bishop, Colbert County Farmers Federation president, who described Robertson will be a “strong and steady voice,” for District 7.
“It is a great honor to receive the endorsement of the Farmers Federation,” said Robertson. “They are hardworking people, and I strongly believe in their work ethic, principles and ideals.”
Robertson, a retired Air Force veteran of the Gulf War who later completed an extensive and decorated law enforcement career in Decatur, originally won his election to District 7 in 2018. He is a member of the House Education Policy, Public Safety and Homeland Security, and Boards Agencies and Commissions committees.
In a third statement from ALFA Monday, the federation endorsed State Sen. Clyde Chambliss, R-Prattville, with ALFA county presidents from Autauga, Chilton, Coosa, Elmore, and Tallapoosa counties, all praising Chambliss’s public service record and legislative focus for his district.
“Sen. Chambliss has done an outstanding job representing us in the Senate,” said Van Smith, Autauga County Farmers Federation president. “He is a true public servant and statesman. It shows in his work and the representation he gives us.”
Chambliss said he was honored to receive the endorsement, and that he was “excited about continuing to be a voice for them in Montgomery.”
Chambliss, a former civil engineer at Chambliss Engineering and Autauga County Commission chairman between 2000 and 2008, was elected to the Alabama Senate for District 30 in 2014. Chambliss is the second ever Republican elected to District 30’s Senate seat.