ALFA announced a new string of endorsements Wednesday as the 2022 election cycle fast approaches.
The farmers federation is putting its support behind Sen. Jack Williams for Senate District 34, Sen. Randy Price for Alabama District 13, Rep. Wes Kitchens for Alabama House District 27 and Rep. Randall Shedd for Alabama House District 11.
“Sen. Williams is a farmer – one of us, so he knows our needs and the importance of agriculture in our district and state,” said Art Sessions, president of the Mobile County Farmers Federation. “He will continue to work hard to see that agriculture remains a top priority in Montgomery.”
Williams grew up on his family’s farm and has lived his entire life in District 34. He and his wife, Bobbie, own and operate the J Bar W Farm where they raise cattle, timber and hay. Williams is also actively involved in 4-H.
“As a farmer and a legislator, I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Farmers Federation,” Williams said. “We have the same values, work ethic and principles, and it is an honor to work alongside them.”
Shedd is a graduate of Wallace State College and is the retired director of the Cullman County Commission on Aging.
Shedd served as chairman of the Cullman County Commission from 1977-1985 and as the mayor of Fairview from 1996-2012. He was elected to the Legislature in 2013 in a special election.
“I am honored to receive the Farmers Federation endorsement,” Shedd said. “We have common principles and values, and I am humbled by their support.”
Kitchens received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University. Prior to serving in the Legislature, he was president of the Arab Chamber of Commerce. He is involved in various civic and charitable organizations.
“Rep. Kitchens has done a good job supporting the needs of agriculture in our district,” said Stanley Sumners, president of the Marshall County Farmers Federation. “He is a hard worker who takes our voice to Montgomery and represents our needs, and we appreciate his service.”
Price is heavily involved in his community in various civic and charitable causes. He is a member of the Lee County Farmers Federation, the Lee County Cattlemen’s Association, and the Lee County Public Building Authority, to name a few.
“Sen. Price is a businessman and a farmer, and he understands the needs of both,” said Jamie Lazenby, president of the Lee County Farmers Federation. “He works hard for all his constituents, and we are confident he will continue to do so.”
Price and his wife, Oline, are the fourth generation to reside on their Opelika family farm where they raise cattle and goats.