The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) announced on Tuesday that the board of directors of ProgressPAC, BCA's political affiliate, had endorsed Jeana Ross in the special election for Alabama House District 27.

This comes on the heels of an endorsement from Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth, who said, "I have known Jeana Ross all of my life, and her high morals, her traditional values, her commitment to her Christian faith, and her determination to improve Alabama for all of its citizens are apparent in the way she lives her daily life."

He added, "Her work to ensure Alabama remains the nation's leader in early childhood education will allow us to continue recruiting new industries, attracting investments, and creating more job opportunities for the current generation and those yet to come."

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Ross previously served as the Secretary of the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education, overseeing the largest expansion of the state’s voluntary First Class Pre-K program. Under her leadership, Alabama led the nation in providing the highest quality early learning experiences for four-year-old children for 14 consecutive years. The program maintained its standing under Ross’s direction.

House District 27 encompasses Arab, Guntersville, Union Grove, Cherokee Ridge and Grant. The Republican special primary election is scheduled for April 2.

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