Alabama Retail Association endorses over 50 candidates


With less than two months until the June 5 primaries, the Alabama Retail Association’s state political action committee, Alabama RetailPAC made a large number of endorsements on Friday.

“The Alabama Retail Association believes these candidates understand the issues retailers face and that, if elected, these individuals will give retailers’ interests a fair hearing,” said Alabama Retail Chairman Jacob Shevin.

The association evaluated each candidate’s record and discussed the ramifications of each race before providing their endorsement; “We are confident these candidates are the best choices for these positions,” said Rick Brown, Alabama Retail President.

The Alabama Retail Association is an organization for retailers by retailers who represent retail businesses in Alabama Legislature and U.S. Congress. The association currently represents 4,200 members and 6,000 locations statewide, ranging from small, family owned retail stores to large national chains.

Read the full list of candidate endorsements below:

For the state’s constitutional offices, RetailPAC endorses:

  • Governor Kay Ivey
  • Lieutenant Governor: Twinkle Cavanaugh
  • Attorney General Steve Marshall
  • Secretary of State John Merrill
  • State Treasurer: John McMillan

For the appellate court races, RetailPAC endorses:

  • Supreme Court Chief Justice Lyn Stuart
  • Place 1 Associate Supreme Court Justice Brad Mendheim
  • Place 4 Associate Supreme Court Justice: Jay Mitchell
  • Place 1 Court of Civil Appeals Judge: Christy Edwards
  • Place 2 Court of Civil Appeals Judge Terri Thomas
  • Place 1 Court of Criminal Appeals Judge: Richard Minor
  • Place 2 Court of Criminal Appeals Judge: Chris McCool
  • Place 3 Court of Criminal Appeals Judge: Bill Cole

For the Alabama Senate, RetailPAC endorses:

  • District 2: Tom Butler, R-Huntsville
  • District 4: Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman
  • District 6: Larry Stutts, R-Tuscumbia
  • District 8: Steve Livingston, R-Scottsboro
  • District 10: Mack Butler, R-Rainbow City
  • District 12: Del Marsh, R-Anniston
  • District 13: Randy Price, R-Opelika
  • District 21: Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa
  • District 25: Ronda Walker, R-Montgomery
  • District 26: John Knight, D-Montgomery
  • District 33: Vivian Davis Figures, D-Mobile
  • District 34: Jack Williams, R-Wilmer 

For the Alabama House of Representatives, RetailPAC endorses:

  • District 4: Parker Moore, R-Decatur
  • District 9: Scott Stadthagen, R-Hartselle
  • District 10: Mike Ball, R-Madison
  • District 12: Corey Harbison, R-Cullman
  • District 14: Tim Wadsworth, R-Arley
  • District 16: Kyle South, R-Fayette
  • District 19: Laura Hall, D-Huntsville
  • District 22: Ritchie Whorton, R-Owens Cross Roads
  • District 27: Wes Kitchens, R-Arab
  • District 30: Robert McKay, R-Ashville
  • District 31: Mike Holmes, R-Wetumpka
  • District 32: Barbara Boyd, D-Anniston
  • District 33: Ron Johnson, R-Sylacauga
  • District 39: Ginny Shaver, R-Leesburg
  • District 42: Jimmy Martin, R-Clanton
  • District 45: Dickie Drake, R-Leeds
  • District 48: Jim Carns, R-Birmingham
  • District 49: April Weaver, R-Alabaster
  • District 55: Rod Scott, D-Fairfield
  • District 56: Louise Alexander, D-Bessemer
  • District 58: Rolanda Hollis, D-Birmingham
  • District 60: Juandalynn Givan, D-Birmingham
  • District 64: Harry Shiver, R-Bay Minette
  • District 65: Elaine Beech, D-Chatom
  • District 67: Prince Chestnut, D-Selma
  • District 69: Kelvin Lawrence, D-Hayneville*
  • District 73: Matt Fridy, R-Montevallo
  • District 76: Thad McClammy, D-Montgomery
  • District 82: Pebblin Warren, D-Tuskegee
  • District 85: Dexter Grimsley, D-Newville
  • District 97: Adline Clarke, D-Mobile*
  • District 102: Willie Gray, R-Citronelle
  • District 105: Chip Brown, R-Mobile

Alabama Retail Association PAC endorses these federal candidates:

  • 2nd District: U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery
  • 4th District: U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville

Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh candidate for Lieutenant Governor released a statement on Monday regarding her endorsement.

“I am honored to receive the endorsements of job creators across Alabama,” said Cavanaugh. “Through the sale of food, clothing, furniture, medicine and much more, the Alabama Retail Association’s thousands of members touch almost every aspect of daily life in our great state. 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, infrastructure, and workforce development as priorities, our brightest days are ahead of us.”

Alabama Attorney General candidate Steve Marshall said he was honored to  receive the endorsement.

“The backing of the Alabama Retail Association signals significant momentum for our campaign and I’m truly honored to receive their support.”