With less than three months to go to Republican June 5 primary, Lieutenant Governor candidate Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh on Friday announced two major endorsements of her candidacy.
A lifelong conservative Republican and current President of the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC), Cavanaugh received the endorsements of the Alabama Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association (ALVMA). The AGC and ALVMA join the Business Council of Alabama and Manufacture Alabama in endorsing Cavanaugh’s campaign for Lt. Governor.
“I am honored to receive the endorsements of job creators across our great state,” Cavanaugh said of the endorsements. “Having owned several small businesses, I have signed both sides of a paycheck and am committed to sound conservative policies that allow job creators to do what they do best. With education and workforce development as priorities, Alabama’s brightest days are ahead of her.”
Since January 1, 1920, Alabama AGC has brought together qualified construction contractors and industry-related companies dedicated to skill, integrity and responsibility. Alabama AGC is a $100 million+ construction trade association with holdings all over Alabama and the Panhandle of Florida with 26 full-time employees and own offices in Florence, Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile and Pensacola. With over 1,000 members statewide, Alabama AGC is the oldest and largest non-residential construction trade association in Alabama.
Founded in 1907 and comprised of approximately 700 veterinarians from around the state, the ALVMA is the oldest and largest professional veterinary association in the state of Alabama and is nationally recognized as one of the most active. ALVMA members are dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of veterinary medicine, the promotion and support of sound legislation as it affects veterinarians and small business owners, and the encouragement of responsible pet ownership.
Cavanaugh has caught the attention of many organizations by the way she has led the PSC by refusing a state car, and over the past seven years she has “right-sized” the PSC, reduced overall spending by 30%, and saved the taxpayers over $50 million. In 2017 alone, the PSC returned a record $13 million to the general fund.
“Politicians always talk about cutting government, but talk is cheap,” Cavanaugh added. “I have actually cut government. As Alabama’s Lt. Governor, I’ll work to right-size state government just like I right-sized the PSC. And I’ll fight to make Alabama a land of economic opportunity so we all can enjoy a brighter future in the years ahead.”