Retail Association makes endorsements for General Election

MONTGOMERY – Alabama RetailPAC, the Alabama Retail Association’s state political action committee, has made its endorsements in advance of the 2018 General Election.

Alabama Retail Association PAC, Alabama Retail’s federal political action committee, has made endorsements in five U.S. House of Representative races.

The endorsements by both PACs relate to candidates who face opposition in the Nov. 6 General Election. Incumbents are indicated with an asterisk.

The Alabama Retail Association believes these candidates understand the issues retailers face and that, if elected, these individuals will give retailers’ interests a fair hearing,” said Alabama Retail Chairman Jacob Shevin. The Retail Association closely evaluates each candidate’s record and discusses the ramifications of each race before granting its endorsement. “We are confident these candidates are the best choices for these positions,” said Alabama Retail President Rick Brown.

For the state’s constitutional offices, RetailPAC endorses:

  • Governor: Kay Ivey*
  • Lieutenant Governor: Will Ainsworth
  • Attorney General: Steve Marshall*
  • Secretary of State: John Merrill*

For the Supreme Court, RetailPAC endorses:

  • Place 4 Associate Supreme Court Justice: Jay Mitchell

For the Alabama Senate, RetailPAC endorses:

  • District 1: Tim Melson, R-Florence*
  • District 2: Tom Butler, R-Huntsville
  • District 6: Larry Stutts, R-Tuscumbia*
  • District 7: Sam Givhan, R-Huntsville
  • District 10: Craig Ford, I-Gadsden
  • District 11: Jim McClendon, R-Springville*
  • District 12: Del Marsh, R-Anniston*
  • District 13: Randy Price, R-Opelika
  • District 14: Cam Ward, R-Alabaster*
  • District 16: J.T. “Jabo” Waggoner, R-Vestavia Hills*
  • District 21: Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa*
  • District 25: Will Barfoot, R-Montgomery
  • District 26: “Coach” David Burkette, D-Montgomery*
  • District 27: Tom Whatley, R-Auburn*
  • District 32: Chris Elliott, R-Fairhope
  • District 35: David Sessions, R-Grand Bay

For the Alabama House of Representatives, RetailPAC endorses:

  • District 1: Phillip Pettus, R-Killen*
  • District 2: Lynn Greer, R- Rogersville*
  • District 3:  Chad Young, D-Muscle Shoals
  • District 4: Parker Duncan Moore, R-Decatur*
  • District 5: Danny F. Crawford, R-Athens*
  • District 7: Proncey Robertson, R-Mount Hope
  • District 8: Terri Collins, R-Decatur*
  • District 10: Mike Ball, R-Madison*
  • District 15:  Allen Farley, R-McCalla*
  • District 18: Jamie Kiel, R-Russellville
  • District 20: Howard Sanderford, R-Huntsville*
  • District 21: Rex Reynolds, R-Huntsville*
  • District 27: Wes Kitchens, R-Arab
  • District 28: Gil F. Isbell, R-Gadsden
  • District 29: Becky Nordgren, R-Gadsden*
  • District 30: B. Craig Lipscomb, R-Gadsden
  • District 32: Barbara Bigsby Boyd, D-Anniston*
  • District 33: Ron Johnson, R-Sylacauga*
  • District 36: Randy Wood, R-Anniston*
  • District 37: Bob Fincher, R-Woodland*
  • District 38: Debbie Hamby Wood, R-Valley
  • District 40: Koven “K.L.” Brown, R-Jacksonville*
  • District 41: Corley Ellis, R-Columbiana*
  • District 43: Arnold G. Mooney II, R-Birmingham*
  • District 45: Dickie Drake, R-Leeds*
  • District 46: David Faulkner, R-Birmingham*
  • District 47: David Wheeler, R-Vestavia Hills
  • District 48: Jim Carns, R-Birmingham*
  • District 51: Allen Treadaway, R-Morris*
  • District 61: Rodney Sullivan, R-Northport
  • District 62: Rich Wingo, R-Tuscaloosa*
  • District 64: Harry Shiver, R-Bay Minette*
  • District 65: Elaine Beech, D-Chatom*
  • District 66: Alan Baker, R-Brewton*
  • District 73: Matt Fridy, R-Montevallo*
  • District 74: Dimitri Polizos, R-Montgomery*
  • District 79: Joe Lovvorn, R-Auburn*
  • District 80: Chris E. Blackshear, R-Phenix City*
  • District 81:  Ed Oliver, R-Dadeville
  • District 85: Dexter Grimsley, D-Newville*
  • District 86: Paul W. Lee, R-Dothan*
  • District 88: Will Dismukes, R-Prattville
  • District 89: Wes Allen, R-Troy
  • District 90: Chris Sells, R-Greenville*
  • District 94: Joe Faust, R-Fairhope*
  • District 96: Matt Simpson, R-Daphne
  • District 97: Adline Clarke, D-Mobile*
  • District 99: Sam Jones, D-Mobile
  • District 104: Margie Wilcox, R-Mobile*

Alabama Retail Association PAC endorses these federal candidates:

  • 1st District: U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Mobile*
  • 2nd District: U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery*
  • 3rd District: U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks*
  • 4th District: U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville*
  • 6th District: U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer, R-Hoover*

*Incumbent 

The Alabama Retail Association represents retailers, the largest private employer in the state of Alabama, before the Alabama Legislature and the U.S. Congress. Through sales of food, clothing, furniture, medicine and more, our 4,200 independent merchant and national company members touch almost every aspect of daily living. Since 1943, we’ve worked to promote what’s best for the retail industry in Alabama. Whether voicing the retail view when public policy is made, educating members about issues that impact them, negotiating rates for benefits and services or communicating the retail story, the Alabama Retail Association and its members are better together.

MEDIA CONTACTS: 
Melissa Warnke | 334.551.0631 | mwarnke@alabamaretail.org
Nancy Dennis | 334.551.0643 | ndennis@alabamaretail.org