By Brandon Moseley

Wednesday, the Alabama Farmers Federation announced that it has endorsed Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) for reelection in Senate District 9, which includes portions of Blount, DeKalb, Madison and Marshall counties.

“Sen. Scofield is a good public servant who truly cares about the farmers in his district,” said Jeff Maze, President of the Blount County Farmers Federation. “He is a third-generation farmer and a lifelong resident of this district, so he will ensure all our needs are addressed in Montgomery.”

“Sen. Scofield is a hard-working senator who is accessible to the people he serves,” said David Bailey, President of the Dekalb County Farmers Federation. “We have endorsed him because we know he will carry on his good work for the people of District 9.”

“Sen. Scofield is a statesman who cares about the people he serves,” said Charles Butler, President of the Madison County Farmers Federation. “He is a key figure in the Alabama Senate and will see to it that our farmers and this district are well represented.”

“Sen. Scofield is a man of integrity and has been an outstanding leader who has represented us well in Montgomery,” said Stanley Sumners, President of the Marshall County Farmers Federation. “He has worked hard to represent our interests in the Senate, and we have no doubt he will continue to do so.”

Scofield responded to the endorsement.

“It is a great honor to receive this endorsement and I will work hard to represent the farmers and all the citizens of Senate District 9,” said Scofield. “I have lived here all my life, and I am honored to serve.”

Scofield has a bachelor of science in agriculture, business and economics from Auburn University. He is a third-generation poultry farmer.

Scofield serves as Senate Majority Leader and is involved with multiple civic and charitable associations in his district.

SD9, like the rest of the legislative districts, will have to be reapportioned and redistricted prior to the 2022 election. A special session to deal with redistricting is scheduled for October 28.

The Republican primary will be on May 24, 2022.

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