MONTGOMERY, Ala., June 2 — The Alabama Farmers Federation’s political action committee, FarmPAC, today announced the endorsement of Jerry Carl for Alabama’s 1st Congressional District.
Congressional endorsements are recommended by county Federations in each district based on the candidates’ positions on key issues impacting farmers and rural Alabama.
“We take pride in being a grassroots organization with local leaders driving the endorsement process,” said Federation President Jimmy Parnell. “After a careful consideration, county Federations in southwest Alabama made their recommendation, and I am pleased to announce the Alabama Farmers Federation has endorsed Jerry Carl. Alabama’s 1st Congressional district has a rich heritage rooted in agriculture and timber, and Jerry will be strong advocate from those industries in Washington.”
Carl expressed appreciation for the Federation’s endorsement.
“It is an incredible honor to have the endorsement of the Alabama Farmers Federation. With agriculture being our state’s largest industry, our farmers are the backbone of our state and our economy. They represent the hard-working interests of the district that I will fight for in Congress as we work to get our economy back on track,” Carl said. “The Federation knows I will fight tirelessly for the president’s agenda and will do what is needed to support the hard-working men and women who put food on our tables and clothes on our backs.”
Other candidates endorsed by the Federation in the July 14 Republican runoff are:
- Tommy Tuberville – U.S. Senate
- Jeff Coleman – Alabama Congressional District 2
- Beth Kellum – Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2
The Federation encourages voters concerned about casting a vote in person to follow guidance from Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill.
“Amid coronavirus concerns, it is important to remember that Alabamians who are concerned about contracting or spreading an illness have the opportunity to avoid the polls on Election Day by casting an absentee ballot,” said Merrill. “Alabamians can access the application online or by visiting or calling their local Absentee Election Manager’s office.”