Alabama Retail Makes Initial 2016 Endorsements

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Retail Association has made endorsements in the upcoming primary and special elections.

In advance of the March 1 primary, Alabama Retail Association has made endorsements for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and Alabama Supreme Court races. The association also has made an endorsement for today’s general election to fill the House District 5 legislative vacancy.

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 Ricky Bromberg. 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.

Alabama Retail Association endorses these federal candidates in the March 1 primary:

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa (statewide race)
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

For the Alabama Supreme Court in the March 1 primary, Alabama Retail endorses:

Place 3 Associate Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker

For today’s (Feb. 16) Alabama House of Representatives District 5 special general election, the association endorses:

Danny Crawford, R-Athens


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 4,100 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.

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