Business Council of Alabama-endorsed candidates who won Tuesday’s primary runoffs join June 5 primary winners on the road to November’s general election.
Including June 5 and Tuesday’s runoffs, 105 of 116 of ProgressPAC-endorsed candidates – 95 percent – were successful. ProgressPAC is the political arm of the BCA.
“Tuesday’s runoff results are an affirmation of the importance of Alabama jobs and of candidates who are willing to step up and lead Alabama in the right direction,” said BCA Vice Chairman Denson Henry, vice president of Henry Brick Co. in Selma. “We congratulate our successful candidates who emerged from competitive races and who seek to better Alabama and her future.”
Henry congratulated Republican lieutenant governor runoff winner Will Ainsworth, a businessman and state legislator from Marshall County.
“Will is to be congratulated for winning a hard-fought race and we look forward to working with him in the future on what is important for our great state,” Henry said. “Campaigns can be tough. We share a common vision of putting Alabama and her future first.”
ProgressPAC-endorsed candidates who won party runoffs and offices sought were:
Republican Attorney General – Steve Marshall
Republican Agriculture Commissioner – Rick Pate
Republican Associate Supreme Court Justice Place 1 – Sarah Stewart
Republican Court of Civil Appeals Place 1 – Christy Edwards
Republican Court of Criminal Appeals Place 2 – Chris McCool
Republican Senate District 13 – Randy Price
Republican House District 30 – Craig Lipscomb
Republican House District 81 – Ed Oliver
Democrat House District 82 – Pebblin Warren
Democrat House District 83 – Jeremy Gray
Republican House District 88 – Will Dismukes
Republican House District 91 – Rhett Marques
“The voters of Alabama cast their votes for candidates who believe in free enterprise and are ready and willing to govern,” Henry said. “Success happens when the right people who understand the issues and are not afraid to step up and lead Alabama in the right direction are elected.
“Our attention now turns to the November general election and ensuring that the pro-jobs majority in the Legislature leads with a pro-jobs agenda and takes on the status quo to reform our public education system and provide for our infrastructure,” he said. “We remain committed to fighting for Alabama’s future by endorsing pro-jobs candidates who will help lead Alabama in the right direction.”