By Brandon Moseley

The Alabama Farmers Federation has endorsed Rep. Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville) for re-election to Alabama House District 53 in the Huntsville area. Daniels is presently the House Minority Leader.

“Anthony Daniels has been a leader in the House and has represented us well in Montgomery,” said Charles Butler, President of the Madison County Farmers Federation. “He has been a true leader in the Legislature and worked hard to represent our interests.”

“It is an honor to be endorsed by the farmers of this district,” said Daniels. “I will work hard to represent them and to represent District 53 in its entirety.”

Daniels has his undergraduate degree in elementary education and his master’s degree in special education, both from Alabama A&M University. He is involved in multiple civic and charitable organizations in his district and has received numerous honors in the governmental arena.

Daniels and his wife, Dr. Teneshia Daniels, have two daughters and one son. They attend St. John AME Church.

HD53, like the rest of the legislature, will have to be reapportioned and redistricted before the 2022 election. A special session to deal with redistricting will begin on Oct. 28.

Huntsville is the largest city in the state (population in city limits) and is one of the fastest-growing areas in the state. With the growth of Madison County and Huntsville, the area will likely pick up more representation.

The Democratic primary is May 24, 2022.

The Alabama Farmers Federation is the state’s largest farm organization with more than 340,000 members. It uses a grassroots approach to select candidates, relying on FarmPAC endorsements from county Federation boards for local elections.