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Alabama Forestry Association endorses five incumbents for state House

The association has endorsed Andy Whitt, Scott Stadthagen, David Faulkner, Anthony Daniels and Jeff Sorrells.


The Alabama Forestry Association on Wednesday announced the endorsement of Andy Whitt, Scott Stadthagen, David Faulkner, Anthony Daniels and Jeff Sorrells for seats in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Whitt represents District 6, which covers parts of Madison and Limestone Counties. Whitt is the current vice chair of the House Financial Services Committee. He served as the Vice President of the First Bank of America until 2008, when he became the vice president and Madison County Executive of the First National Bank.

“I am honored and humbled to receive the endorsement from the Alabama Forestry Association,” Whitt said in a statement. “Their dedication to the betterment of Alabama as a whole and specifically, our important forestry industry, has proven to be of great benefit to the citizens of the State. I will continue to work hard to preserve and promote these shared beliefs.”

Stadthagen is running for reelection for District 9, which covers Morgan, Cullman and Marshall Counties. He owns Hagen Homes Incorporated and is a member of the House Health Committee, Local Legislation Committee and State Government Committee.

“It is an honor to receive the endorsement of the Alabama Forestry Association,” Stadthagen said. “This represents the endorsement of the hardworking men and women in an industry that is a major economic driver for my district and our state.”

Faulkner was elected to House District 46 in 2014 and is running to serve a third term. District 46 covers a part of Jefferson County, including Hoover, Homewood and Mountain Brook. Faulkner is an attorney and is a partner at the Christian Small law firm.

“I am very appreciative of the endorsement from the Alabama Forestry Association,” Faulkner said. “The Forestry Association represents an important resource and industry in our State, and is consistently a strong conservative voice for Alabama values. As a member of the Legislature, I am appreciative of their work and support to our great State.”

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Daniels is running for reelection for District 53, which represents Madison County. He has served that district since 2014 and is the Democratic leader of the House.

Daniels is now the chief operating officer for Premiere Dental, a Huntsville business he owns with his wife, Dr. Teneshia Daniels.

“I am deeply honored to accept the endorsement of the Alabama Forestry Association, an organization that has served our state’s land owners and foresters to manage their businesses in a responsible and sustainable manner since 1949,” Daniels said. “I am grateful to have the Alabama Forestry Association as a strong ally in promoting pro-growth economic development policies throughout Alabama.”

Sorrells represents District 87, which covers Houston and Geneva Counties. Sorrells is a member of several House Committees, including the Agriculture and Forestry Committee. He has served as vice president and lender of First National Bank of Hartford. Sorrells has also served on the board of the Wiregrass Economic Development Corporation Board and the Geneva County Gas District Board.

“I am truly honored to be endorsed by the Alabama Forestry Association,” Sorrells said. “As a member of the Agriculture and Forestry Committee in the House, it has been a privilege to have the opportunity to work with the Forestry Association’s team in protecting and growing this valuable resource in Alabama. Thank you for your commitment to ensuring this vital resource will be enjoyed by future generations. Your dedication to Alabama and our natural resources does not go unnoticed.”

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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