Alabama Farmers Federation announces 2020 endorsements

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Opelika Observer

The Alabama Farmers Federation’s political action committee, FarmPAC, announced endorsements last week for the March 2020 primary elections.
More than 100 federation leaders, including representatives from all 67 counties, gathered in Montgomery to hear from candidates and make endorsement recommendations. Federation President Jimmy Parnell said the meeting is among the most important held by the state’s largest farm organization and aligns with its founding mission.
“Alabama Farmers Federation was founded to give farmers a voice in the political process and to advocate for issues important to rural families,” Parnell said. “Candidates are eager to meet with this group because they understand the value of the FarmPAC endorsement. As representatives of rural communities across this state, these county leaders reflect the values, concerns and hopes of many Alabamians.”
Those endorsed by FarmPAC were:
• Donald Trump — President
• Tommy Tuberville — U.S. Senate
• Brad Mendheim, Alabama Supreme Court, Place 2
• Bill Thompson, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, Place 1
• Matt Fridy, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, Place 2
• Mary Windom, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 1
• Beth Kellum, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2
• Twinkle Cavanaugh, Alabama Public Service Commission President
FarmPAC did not make endorsements in every race. Endorsements approved at Tuesday’s meeting will carry through to the general election. FarmPAC reserves the option to make additional endorsements at a later date. FarmPAC Chairman Steve Dunn said the federation encourages voters to study the issues and candidates prior to the election.
“It’s important for Alabama voters to be engaged in the electoral process,” Dunn said. “We encourage members to exercise their right to vote, regardless of their political preference, and to consider these FarmPAC endorsements when they go to the polls.”

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