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Alabama Forestry Association endorses five in State House races

The Alabama Forestry Association has endorsed Matt Woods, Frances Taylor, Brock Colvin, Mack Butler and Susan DuBose.


The Alabama Forestry Association has endorsed Matt Woods, Frances Taylor, Brock Colvin, Mack Butler and Susan DuBose for seats in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Woods is running in the House District 13 race, which covers Walker and Blount Counties. Woods works work at his family’s business, Jasper Auto Sales. 

“I’m proud to have the support of local Walker County foresters and I welcome the endorsement of a conservative organization like the Alabama Forestry Association. We share a commitment to limited government and traditional values,” Woods said in a statement. 

Taylor is running to represent House District 20 which covers parts of Madison County. She works as a defense contractor for AMCOM on Redstone Arsenal. Taylor also serves the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, and served as the president of the Alabama Federation of Republican Women from 2014 to 2017. 

“It is most humbling and an honor to be endorsed by the Alabama Forestry Association,” Taylor said. “AFA is widely regarded as one of the foremost leaders in supporting conservatives and principled government leadership. I am grateful for their endorsement and look forward to supporting conservative policies and fiscally responsible government in the Legislature.”

Colvin is running to be elected to House District 26, which covers parts of Marshall and DeKalb counties. He is a financial planner with Ameriprise Financial.

“I am honored to have the endorsement from the conservative group, The Alabama Forestry Association,” Colvin said. “The Forestry Association understands we need to elect legislators who are pro-business and support free enterprise here in Alabama. The forestry industry, as well as agriculture as a whole, is a driving force for Alabama’s economy, and I look forward to working with them to promote these business-minded and conservative policies once I am Elected.”

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Butler, who served in the Alabama House of Representatives representing District 30 for eight years, is running for House District 28, which covers most of Etowah County. He owns Butler Electrical Contractors. 

“I am proud to have the endorsement of the Alabama Forestry Association,” Butler said. “As the most conservative of the associations, Forestry has long been a watchdog for the state of Alabama. Their endorsement is a true sign of who the most conservative candidate for House District 28 is.”

DuBose is running to represent House District 45, which covers Shelby and Jefferson Counties. DuBose retired from Compass Bank after working as a residential, commercial and construction loan officer and business development officer. She has served as president of the Republican Women of North Shelby County. 

“Forestry is an essential backbone of the economy in Alabama,” Dubose said. “As the next State Representative from District 45, it is my joy to receive the endorsement and support of the Alabama Forestry Association. Alabama’s forest community deserves representation in government that will stand to protect and improve the business and regulatory environment for landowners and forest business owners across our State. I am thankful the Alabama Forestry Association members are fighting with me in my grassroots campaign to protect our Christian conservative pro-business values in Alabama.”

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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