MONTGOMERY, Ala. — ProgressPAC, the Business Council of Alabama’s political action committee, has endorsed Governor Kay Ivey, Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth and Attorney General Steve Marshall for reelection.
Members of the ProgressPAC
board of directors voted to make the respective endorsements on Monday. Ivey, Ainsworth and Marshall are each currently serving their first full term in office and are seeking reelection in the 2022 election cycle.
“We are proud to endorse and support these three outstanding pro-jobs leaders for reelection in 2022,” said Angus Cooper, III, chairman of ProgressPAC. “Governor Ivey, Lt. Governor Ainsworth and Attorney General Marshall are prime examples of public servants who go to work every day with the goal of moving Alabama forward.
“They are keenly aware of our state’s challenges and opportunities and don’t shy away from the tough issues. From workforce development to high-speed broadband internet service to recruiting new and expanding existing industry, Alabama is forging a strong future for generations to come under their bold leadership,” said Cooper. “The business community depends on steady, pro-business elected officials with high ethical standards to create and sustain jobs for the future.
“Governor Ivey, Lt. Governor Ainsworth and Attorney General Marshall recognize and embrace the role that government plays in sustaining a pro-business climate, and the BCA and its members look forward to working cooperatively with them in the future,” Cooper added.
The Ivey Administration has already overseen over $19 billion in new capital investment in the Yellowhammer State, as well as over 44,000 new jobs created. Alabama has also been recognized as the best business climate in the nation during this time, recorded the lowest unemployment rate in state history and received numerous economic development honors. Governor Ivey has tackled the state’s toughest issues head-on, from infrastructure to education.
Lt. Governor Ainsworth has been a vocal champion for workforce development and a wide array of job creating initiatives during his time in office. He is a strong advocate of our military service men and women, chairing the Military Stability Commission. He also chairs the national Aerospace States Association and the Alabama Small Business Commission.
As attorney general, Marshall has worked tirelessly to protect consumers, promote safe communities, weed out corruption and combat the opioid crisis.