Tuesday, May 29, 2018

ATA announces endorsements for 2018 primary

The Alabama Trucking Association, through its political action committee, TRUK PAC, has announced its endorsements of candidates who face opposition in the upcoming June 5th primaries.

“It’s important that state policymakers understand trucking’s importance and impact to Alabama’s economy,” said ATA President Frank Filgo. “Trucking moves 80 percent of manufactured goods here and provides one out of every 14 Alabama jobs. Our Association believes these candidates, if elected, provide the best opportunity to move this state forward.”

According to Filgo, ATA’s 2018 endorsements include 56 primary candidates — almost half of these contenders are running either in opposition to the incumbent or for an open seat.  “A high turnover percentage in the State Senate and the House of Representatives is a given,” he adds.

More TRUK PAC endorsements will be forthcoming as the campaign season progresses.

Contested Statewide Primary Races
* – Incumbent Candidates

Governor:  Kay Ivey*-R
Secretary of State:  John Merrill*-R
Attorney General:  Steve Marshall*-R
Treasurer:  John McMillian-R
Supreme Court, Chief Justice:  Lyn Stuart*-R
Supreme Court, Place 1: Brad Mendheim-R
Supreme Court, Place 4:  Jay Mitchell-R
Court of Civil Appeals, Place 1:  Christy Edwards-R
Court of Civil Appeals, Place 2:  Terri Thomas*-R

Contested Senate Primary Races

Senate Dist. 2     Tom Butler, R-Huntsville
Senate Dist. 4     Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman
Senate Dist. 7     Mary Scott Hunter, R-Huntsville
Senate Dist. 8     Steve Livingston*, R-Scottsboro
Senate Dist. 12  Del Marsh*, R-Anniston
Senate Dist. 13  Randy Price, R-Opelika
Senate Dist. 21  Gerald Allen*, R-Tuscaloosa
Senate Dist. 25  Ronda Walker, R-Montgomery
Senate Dist. 26  John Knight, D-Montgomery
Senate Dist. 32  Chris Elliott, R-Spanish Fort
Senate Dist. 33  Vivian Figures*, D-Mobile
Senate Dist. 34  Jack Williams, R-Wilmer

Contested House Primary Races

House Dist. 3      Humphrey Lee, R-Sheffield
House Dist. 4      Parker Moore, R-Decatur
House Dist. 9      Scott Stadthagen, R-Hartselle
House Dist. 10    Mike Ball*, R-Madison
House Dist. 12    Corey Harbison*, R-Cullman
House Dist. 13    Connie Rowe*, R-Jasper
House Dist. 14    Richard “Bull” Corry, R-Oakman
House Dist. 16    Kyle South*, R-Fayette
House Dist. 19    Laura Hall*, D-Huntsville
House Dist. 23    Tommy Hanes*, R-Bryant
House Dist. 27    Wes Kitchens, R-Arab
House Dist. 30    Craig Lipscomb, R-Gadsden
House Dist. 32    Barbara Boyd*, D-Anniston
House Dist. 33    Ron Johnson*, R-Sylacauga
House Dist. 38    Debbie Wood, R-Valley
House Dist. 39    T.J. Maloney, R-Helfin
House Dist. 42    Jimmy Martin*, R-Clanton
House Dist. 45    Dickie Drake*, R-Leeds
House Dist. 48    Jim Carnes*, R-Birmingham
House Dist. 49    April Weaver*, R-Alabaster
House Dist. 55    Rod Scott*, D-Fairfield
House Dist. 59    Mary Moore*, D-Birmingham
House Dist. 64    Harry Shiver*, R-Bay Minette
House Dist. 67    Prince Chestnut*, D-Selma
House Dist. 73    Matt Fridy*, R-Montevallo
House Dist. 76    Thad McClammy*, D-Montgomery
House Dist. 82    Pebblin Warren*, D-Tuskegee
House Dist. 85    Dexter Grimsley*, D-Newville
House Dist. 87    Jeff Sorrells, R-Hartford
House Dist. 88    Jeremy Arthur, R-Prattville
House Dist. 89    Wes Allen, R-Troy
House Dist. 91    Rhett Marques, R-Enterprise
House Dist. 97    Adline Clarke*, D-Mobile
House Dist. 102 Willie Gray, R-Citronelle
House Dist. 105 Chip Brown, R-Mobile