FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2017
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The board of directors of the Business Council of Alabama has endorsed U.S. Sen. Luther Strange in the special primary election runoff for the U.S. Senate.
“The Business Council of Alabama is proud to endorse U.S. Sen. Luther Strange in his bid to continue to serve the people of Alabama in the United States Senate,” said BCA Chairman Jeff Coleman, president and chief executive officer of Coleman Worldwide Moving. “Sen. Strange has built his reputation on being a tireless advocate for the growth and progress of the state of Alabama. The Business Council of Alabama believes Luther Strange has the experience and proven leadership needed in the halls of Congress.”
“The Business Council of Alabama believes that U.S. Sen. Luther Strange is the right person to succeed Jeff Sessions in the United States Senate,” said BCA First Vice Chairman Perry Hand, chairman and chief executive officer of Volkert, Inc. “With a proven track record of battling federal overreach along with his extensive background in business and economic development, Sen. Strange is who Alabama needs in Washington at this critical time.”
Strange was appointed to the United States Senate in February 2017, and he serves on four committees: the Senate Committees on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; Armed Services; Budget; and Energy and Natural Resources. Prior to his appointment, Strange was elected to two terms as Alabama’s Attorney General. During his tenure as Alabama’s chief law enforcement official, he was a leader in opposing costly overregulation and overreach by the federal government. Before he was elected as Attorney General, Strange was recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers” in Alabama by Birmingham Magazine, and his law firm, Strange LLC, has been named “One of the Top Ten Law Firms that Understand Economic Development” by Southern Business and Development Magazine. He was also recognized in Best Lawyers in America and named “Best of the Bar” by the Birmingham Business Journal.
The Business Council of Alabama is Alabama’s foremost voice for business. The BCA is a non-partisan, statewide business association representing the interests and concerns of nearly 1 million working Alabamians through its member companies and its partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. The BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.
Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000