The Alabama Farmers Federation has released its latest rounds of endorsements for the Alabama Legislature.
The Alabama Farmers Federation has endorsed Republican Leigh Hulsey for Alabama House District 15, which covers portions of Jefferson and Shelby counties.
“Leigh Hulsey is a successful business owner who works hard and is in touch with the needs of the people of District 15,” said Dr. Stevan Parsons, Jefferson County Farmers Federation president. “She will do an excellent job representing us at home and in Montgomery.”
“It is an honor to have the endorsement of the Alabama Farmers Federation,” said Hulsey. “We share the same conservative family values and strong work ethic. I look forward to serving them and all the people of District 15 in the Legislature.”
Hulsey currently serves as president pro tempore of the Helena City Council. She owns and operates two small businesses, CrossFit Alabaster and Henley Developments.
Hulsey has a Bachelor of Sciences degree from Auburn University in Human Development and Family Studies. She is a graduate of Pelham High School.
The Alabama Farmers Federation has endorsed incumbent State Rep. Prince Chestnut (D-Selma) for Alabama House District 67, which is in Dallas and Perry counties.
“Rep. Chestnut is a hard-working representative, and he does a fine job for us at home and in Montgomery representing our needs,” said Jimmy Holliman, Dallas County Farmers Federation president. “We are honored to support his reelection bid.”
“I am honored to receive this endorsement,” said Chestnut. “Some of the hardest working people in my district are farmers, and I am honored to represent them and all the people of District 67.”
Chestnut received his Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Auburn University in Montgomery and earned his law degree from the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Chestnut is a practicing attorney in Selma. Prior to serving in the Legislature, Chestnut was the presiding municipal judge for the City of Selma. He is active in his community, having served on the board of directors for United Way, the Municipal Judges Association, the Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and more.
The Alabama Farmers Federation has endorsed incumbent Rep. Reed Ingram (R-Montgomery) for Alabama House District 75, which is in portions of Montgomery and Elmore counties.
“Rep. Ingram works as hard as anyone to represent farmers in this district,” said Toni Flowers, Montgomery County Farmers Federation president. “He is a model public servant, and we appreciate his willingness to continue to serve another four years.”
“It is always humbling to receive the endorsement of the farmers,” said Ingram. “We share the same work ethic and conservative values, and I look forward to continuing to be a voice for them in the Legislature.”
Prior to serving in the Legislature, Ingram served as a member of the Montgomery County Commission for 10 years. He has served on a number of public and private agencies including the South Alabama Development Commission, Habitat for Humanity, Alabama Agriculture Board of Directors and EMA Advisory Steering Committee for Montgomery. He is past president of the Farm Bureau Federation of Montgomery County and is a current member of the Central Alabama Aging Consortium.
The Alabama Farmers Federation has endorsed incumbent Rep. Laura Hall (D-Huntsville) for Alabama House District 19, which is in Madison County.
“Rep. Laura Hall is a voice for education in the Alabama House of Representatives,” said Charles Butler, Madison County Farmers Federation president. “She works hard to represent the interests of the people she serves.”
“I am honored to receive this endorsement and will work hard to represent the farmers and all the citizens of House District 19,” Hall said. “I appreciate their continued support and the confidence they have placed in me.”
Hall received her B.S. degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Morris College. She received her master’s degree in science education from the Ohio State University and a K-12 administration certification from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University.
The Alabama Farmers Federation has endorsed incumbent State Rep. Pebblin Warren (D-Tuskegee) for Alabama House District 82, which is in Lee and Macon counties.
“Rep. Warren is an advocate for children and education in our state,” said Jamie Lazenby, Lee County Farmers Federation president. “She works hard to represent farmers, too, and we are pleased to support her reelection efforts.”
“It is a high compliment to receive the endorsement of the Farmers Federation,” said Warren. “I look forward to working with them another four years and carrying their issues with me to the Legislature.”
Warren received her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and her M.Ed. degree in Personnel Administration from Tuskegee University. She is a member of the Tuskegee Area Chamber of Commerce, the Tuskegee University Board of Trustees, Auburn University Economic and Community Development Institute Board of Directors, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Tuskegee Alumni Chapter and numerous other professional associations.
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.
The major party primaries are on May 24.
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