Republican candidate for Public Service Commission (PSC) Place 1 Brent Woodall announced that he received the endorsement of the Alabama Republican Assembly at their endorsement convention Saturday in Tuscaloosa.

“I am both honored and humbled to have been endorsed by an organization as principled as the Alabama Republican Assembly,” Woodall said. “Its members are conservatives who recognize the need to have those holding office respect the constitution and the proper role of government."

Woodall said gaining the endorsement included a tedious process where he had to explain his platform and answer questions.

"This process clearly demonstrates how seriously the members of the Alabama Republican Assembly approach their job of identifying those candidates who most closely align with their political philosophy," said Woodall. "My recent victory in the Eagle Forum straw poll in Wetumpka combined with this endorsement from the Alabama Republican Assembly shows that momentum is on my side as I seek to win the Republican nomination for the Alabama Public Service Commission Place 1 seat."

Woodall is a Florence area attorney. He is a former Chief of Staff for PSC Commissioner Chip Beeker (R). He also formerly worked for the U.S. Attorney’s office and the Alabama Attorney General’s office.

Woodall is a lifelong Republican, who has served on the Morgan County Republican Executive Committee and the Elmore County Republican Executive Committee. He also chaired the Morgan County Young Republicans and was the State Treasurer of the Young Republican Federation of Alabama.  In 2016, he served as a delegate for President Donald Trump at the National Republican Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. 

The Alabama Republican Assembly is a grassroots organization dedicated to small government, lower taxes, free-market capitalism, a strong defense, the right to life, and the Constitution.

Woodall is challenging incumbent Commissioner Jeremy Oden (R).

John Hammock, Stephen McLamb, Jeremy H. Oden, and Brent Woodall are all running in the May 24 Republican primary. There is no qualified Democratic candidate so the GOP nominee will likely be the next PSC Commissioner. Both Place 1 and Place 2 PSC commissioners are elected statewide.

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