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Alabama Forestry Association releases second slate of House endorsements

The group endorsed Danny Crawford, Nathaniel Ledbetter, Danny Garrett, Charlotte Meadows and Chris Pringle.

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The Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) announces its endorsement of Danny Crawford, Nathaniel Ledbetter, Danny Garrett, Charlotte Meadows and Chris Pringle for seats in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Crawford is running for House District 5 which covers a portion of Limestone County. He has served in this seat since 2016. He is the Chairman of the House Agriculture and Forestry Committee. His professional experience includes serving as the state director for the Farm Service Agency where he retired from after 33 years of service. Crawford and his wife, Mary Kay, have one son.

“It is an honor to again to receive the endorsement of the AFA,” said Crawford. “I have enjoyed working with the AFA over the last few years to make Alabama a better place to live and work. I thank the association and its membership and look forward to serving the people of Alabama. Together we can achieve much.”

Ledbetter was elected to the House in 2014 and is running for reelection to serve District 24 which covers most of DeKalb County. He has served as the Majority Leader in the House since March 2017. Ledbetter serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Internal Affairs Committee. He is from Rainsville and is retired from the Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative. He is the former Mayor of Rainsville. Ledbetter is married to his wife Teresa and they have two sons.

“It’s an honor to be endorsed by the Alabama Forestry Association,” said Ledbetter. “As one of the largest industries in Alabama, I’m fully committed to supporting the hard working men and women in the forestry profession.”

Garrett is running for his third term to represent House District 44 which is in Jefferson County. He is the Chairman of the Ways and Means Education Committee in the House and also serves as the Majority Whip. Garrett is an accountant and has served many businesses as their Chief Financial Officer. He and his wife, Carol, have three children and one grandchild.

“I appreciate the support of the AFA and am grateful for the work they do all across Alabama,” said Garrett. “The AFA is an important voice for so many people and I am a proud supporter and advocate for what they do for our state.”

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Meadows is running for reelection in the House for District 74 which covers a portion of Montgomery County. She serves as the board chair for LEAD Academy, the first charter school in Montgomery. Meadows is the former Montgomery Board of Education President. She and her husband, Allen, have three children.

Pringle is running for reelection for his third term for House District 101 which covers a part of Mobile County’s metropolitan area. He was first elected into the House in 2014. Pringle is now serving as the Chairman of the House State Government Committee. His professional experience includes working in real estate and as a general contractor. He also is a licensed homebuilder. He has one son, Reeves.

“I understand and greatly appreciate the forestry industry in our state being a timberland owner myself,” said Pringle. “Working in real estate for 27 years with Southern Timberlands has taught me the economic importance forestry has on Alabama. I am proud to be endorsed by AFA.”

These candidates will seek the Republican nomination for their House seats in the primary election on May 24, 2022.

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