The five sheriffs in Alabama’s newly drawn second congressional district have collectively endorsed Montgomery attorney Caroleene Dobson for the Republican runoff on April 16.

“Caroleene Dobson understands that securing our border is the only way to stop the fentanyl pipeline, end sex trafficking, and keep our communities safe from illegal immigrants who break our laws with their simple presence,” the group endorsement stated.

Sheriffs who joined the endorsement were from Butler, Clarke, Crenshaw, Mobile and Washington Counties.

Dobson has pointed to fighting illegal immigration and increasing border security as a key priority throughout her campaign.

“Her pledge to ‘take our country back’ from the woke crowd and illegal immigrants demonstrates that Caroleene Dobson is the strong, committed leader and bold voice that we need speaking for Alabama’s Second Congressional District in the chambers of the U.S. Capitol,” the endorsement continued.

The sheriff said that with her deep roots in the district, she knows the needs of the rural areas and cities within the district.

"The sheriffs voicing their support include Danny Bond of Butler County, who has 38 years experience in law enforcement; DeWayne C. Smith of Clarke County, a 30 year veteran of law enforcement; Terry Mears of Crenshaw County, a retired U.S. Navy chief petty officer serving his second term as sheriff; Paul Burch of Mobile County, who was elected in 2022 following 30 years in law enforcement, and Richard Stringer of Washington County, who has long-served the area," the campaign said in a press release. "Recently-retired Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran previously announced his endorsement of Dobson, as well."

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Dobson has also been endorsed by the Alabama Farmers’ Federation and the Alabama Forestry Association.

Dobson will face former State Sen. Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery) in the Republican primary runoff on April 16.

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