The Alabama Farmers Federation has announced its endorsement of Auburn city councilmen Jay Hovey for Alabama Senate District 27.
Hovey won the Republican nomination in a fierce primary run-off against incumbent state Sen. Tom Whatley, R-Auburn, who has held the seat since 2010. Hovey will face democratic nominee Sherri Reese in the 2022 midterms in November.
“Jay Hovey has been an outstanding leader as a member of our city council,” said Jamie Lazenby, Lee County Farmers Federation president. “We know he will take our conservative values to Montgomery to continue his same excellent level of leadership.”
Russell County ALFA president Becky Martin said in a statement on Tuesday that Hovey is “an outstanding leader” and one who will represent the agricultural community in the county well. Similarly, Tallapoosa County ALFA president Jacob Hodnett said in a statement on Tuesday that Hovey “knows the importance of agriculture in Alabama.”
In a statement released on Tuesday, Hovey thanked the federation and said he looked forward to working with them.
“It is an honor to be endorsed by some of the hardest-working people in Alabama,” said Hovey. “We share the same work ethic and the same conservative values, and I look forward to working for them and all the people of Senate District 27 to make this district a better place to live and work.”
The 2022 midterm election is scheduled for Nov. 8.