MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 28 — The Alabama Farmers Federation has endorsed Republican candidate Barry Moore for U.S. House of Representatives District 2 on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.
Federation President Jimmy Parnell said members of the state’s largest farm organization appreciate Moore’s agricultural background, conservative values and work ethic.
“Barry understands the importance of agriculture to southeast Alabama,” Parnell said. “He was a friend of agriculture when serving in the Alabama Legislature, and we are confident he will work hard for the farmers and forest owners of District 2 as a member of Congress.”
Moore graduated from Auburn University with a degree in agricultural science. While at Auburn, he enlisted in the Alabama National Guard and Reserves. In 2010, Moore was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives, where he served two terms. He and wife Heather own Barry Moore Industries, a commercial waste management company.
“As a successful small business owner, Barry knows the challenges of managing costs, making payroll and complying with government mandates,” Parnell said. “He appreciates the men and women who grow our food and fiber and is committed to helping them be more profitable. Barry recognizes the contributions agriculture makes to the economy and rural committees. He will be a strong voice for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District in Washington, D.C.”
Moore welcomed the Federation’s endorsement.
“I grew up on a family farm in Coffee County and have a strong appreciation for the job Alabama farmers do every day,” Moore said. “I still believe in the American dream. We are blessed to live in a country where hard work is still rewarded. Farmers and rural families know this better than anyone. I appreciate the confidence the Alabama Farmers Federation has placed in me and look forward to working on behalf of their members and everyone in Congressional District 2.”
Founded in 1921, the Federation represents more than 350,000 member families. Moore’s endorsement was recommended by county Federations in District 2.