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Cultivator — November 14, 2014

Election Results Positive For Farmers

Alabama Farmers Federation State Wildlife Committee Chairman Will Ainsworth, right, visits with Marshall County Farmers Federation board member Casey Smith. Ainsworth, elected state representative in House District 27, will join 16 freshman representatives in the Legislature.

Alabama Farmers Federation members claimed major victories Nov. 4 with the election or re-election of 151 of 158 candidates endorsed by the organization’s political action committee, FarmPAC. The four constitutional amendments supported by the Federation also won voter approval.

Each candidate was recommended for endorsement by leaders at the county level.

“This election shows what can happen when citizens get involved,” said Federation President Jimmy Parnell. “Our members not only studied the records of the candidates before making an endorsement, but they also talked to their neighbors, knocked on doors, put up signs and, most of all, turned out to vote on election day. The election results will strengthen our members’ voice in Montgomery and Washington, D.C.”

Parnell said the decisive win by farmer-friendly candidates in statewide and legislative races, coupled with return of the U.S. Senate to Republican control, are good news for Alabama families, property owners and small businesses.

“Voters in Alabama and across the country stood up for fiscal responsibility, economic growth, conservative values and respect for the balance of power established in the U.S. Constitution,” Parnell said. “This election is an endorsement of the Alabama Legislature’s work to create jobs through lower taxes and greater accountability. It’s also a strong statement against regulatory overreach by the Obama administration and six years of inaction and divisiveness by leadership in the U.S. Senate.”

All FarmPAC-endorsed candidates for Congress, state constitutional offices, state judges and the State Board of Education won. For complete election results, visit

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