News Alabama FarmPAC Endorsements Propel Candidates to Victory

Alabama FarmPAC Endorsements Propel Candidates to Victory

Alabama FarmPAC Endorsements Propel Candidates to Victory
March 6, 2024 |

Nine of 10 candidates endorsed by Alabama FarmPAC in the Republican Primary election won their races Tuesday or advanced to a runoff, according to unofficial results from the Alabama Secretary of State’s office. 

Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell congratulated the candidates on their hard-fought wins.

“Unlike other political action committees, Alabama FarmPAC is fully funded by Federation members. This grassroots support once again paid off in the primary as candidates who took time to meet our farmers and visit with county leaders prevailed,” Parnell said. “Hard work and understanding people’s real-world concerns are keys to political victory. We congratulate the candidates without opposition in the general election and pledge to continue supporting those who face a runoff or challenger in the fall.”

In Congressional races, FarmPAC-endorsed incumbents Mike Rogers, R-Anniston; Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville; and Gary Palmer, R-Birmingham; were re-elected. Political newcomer Caroleene Dobson, who has deep roots in the Federation and farming community, will face former Alabama State Sen. Dick Brewbaker in the Republican runoff Tuesday, April 16. 

The Federation did not make an endorsement in Congressional District 1, where Republican incumbents Barry Moore, R-Enterprise, and Jerry Carl, R-Mobile, faced off in a newly redrawn district. Both candidates were endorsed by FarmPAC in previous elections and had earned the support of farmers across the district. 

“The Federation congratulates Congressman Moore on his re-election and thanks Congressman Carl for his service to Alabama,” Parnell said. “We look forward to continue working with Congressman Moore as he fights for farmers and the conservative values our members share. His leadership on the House Agriculture Committee will be valuable as Congress drafts a new farm bill and works on other issues impacting agriculture and rural families.”

In state appellate court races, Sarah Stewart won the Republican nomination for chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court but faces a Democratic challenger in the general election. Chad Hanson was re-elected to the Court of Civil Appeals, but FarmPAC-endorsed candidate Thomas Govan was defeated by Rich Anderson for Court of Criminal Appeals. 

Longtime friend of the Federation Twinkle Cavanaugh won re-election as president of the Public Service Commission, and FarmPAC candidates were elected to open seats on the Alabama State Board of Education. Kelly Mooney won for District 3 in central Alabama, and Dr. Allen Long surged to victory in northwest Alabama’s District 7.

Alabama FarmPAC endorsed other candidates for the general election who did not face primary opposition. 

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