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The Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) on Wednesday announces its endorsement of incumbent Chip Beeker for the Public Service Commission Place Two ahead of the Republican runoff on June 21.

Beeker is running for reelection for Place Two where he has served in this position since 2014.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Alabama Forestry Association, an industry that is so highly thought of in our state and contributes a great deal to our economy,” said Beeker. “It is my privilege to receive the forestry association’s trust as I continue my re-election effort. I will continue to work hard and fight for Alabama and keep DC policies out of our state.”

Beeker faces Robert McCollum in the June 21 Republican primary runoff. In the primary, Beeker received the most votes with 43.2%. McCollum had 35.8%, while Robin Litaker had just 21%.

The Alabama Forestry Association represents Alabama’s forestry community with a membership that includes forest products manufacturers, landowners, loggers, wood dealers, foresters, consultants, and others involved in forestry. AFA is dedicated to protecting and improving the business, regulatory and legal environment for landowners and forest business owners to ensure the sustainable growth of Alabama’s forests and forest industry. 

Forests cover more than two-thirds of the state and provide the raw material for Alabama’s second-largest manufacturing industry. Forestry provides a $28.9 billion total economic output to the state’s economy.

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