Candidates endorsed by the Alabama Farmers Federation’s political action committee, FarmPAC, advanced in the March 3 primary elections.
“The results of these primaries reinforce the impact engaged grassroots organizations have in our electoral process,” said Federation President Jimmy Parnell.
In the Republican primary, FarmPAC-endorsed candidates winning without a runoff in contested races were:
- Donald J. Trump, President
- Matt Fridy, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, Place 2
- Mary Windom, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 1
- Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh, Public Service Commission President
FarmPAC-endorsed candidates advancing to the Tuesday, March 31, Republican runoff were:
- Tommy Tuberville, U.S. Senate
- Jeff Coleman, U.S. House of Representatives, District 2
- Beth Kellum, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2
In Congressional District 5, FarmPAC-endorsed candidate Chris Lewis lost the Republican nomination to incumbent Mo Brooks.
Alabama voters failed to approve Amendment 1, which was aimed at taking a first step to better schools by replacing the State Board of Education with the Alabama Commission on Elementary and Secondary Education. Parnell led the Yes for the Best Education campaign in support of Gov. Kay Ivey’s work to improve education.
“We will continue to work with Gov. Ivey, the State Board of Education and Alabama Legislature to strengthen our schools,” Parnell said. “Alabama ranks at or near the bottom in both reading and math. This is unacceptable. Future generations are counting on us to reverse the downward trend.”