Here’s who the Alabama RetailPAC is endorsing for the 2018 elections

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Alabama RetailPAC, the Alabama Retail Association’s state political action committee, has made its endorsements in advance of the 2018 campaign cycle.

According to their website, “Alabama Retail represents 4,200 members with some 6,000 locations statewide, ranging from small, family owned retail stores to large national chains.”

Alabama Retail has two political action committees.


Alabama Retail PAC is a state political action committee supported entirely by voluntary contributions of Alabama Retail Association members and their companies.

It is extremely important to Alabama’s retail climate that we elect “retail friendly” legislators and fair judges.

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Alabama Retail Association PAC is the federal political action committee of the Alabama Retail Association. It is registered with the Federal Election Commission as a 501 (c) 6 PAC and operates within the strict conformity of federal election campaign laws.

The purpose of Alabama Retail Association PAC  is to help elect pro-business candidates to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives who will work to enact policies and legislation to better America’s retail climate.

All executive and administrative personnel of Alabama Retail’s member companies may contribute to Alabama Retail Association PAC.  Contributing to Retail Association PAC is a voluntary decision. Only individual, personal contributions are acceptable.

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 Retail Association closely evaluates each candidate’s record and discusses the ramifications of each race before granting its endorsement. “We are confident these candidates are the best choices for these positions,” said Alabama Retail President Rick Brown.

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 77: Malcolm Calhoun, D-Montgomery
  • District 82: Pebblin Warren, D-Tuskegee*
  • District 85: Dexter Grimsley, D-Newville*
  • District 87: Jeff Sorrells, R-Hartford
  • District 88: Jeremy Arthur, R-Prattville
  • District 91: Rhett Marques, R-Enterprise
  • 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*



  1. And why does the Alabama Retail Association “endorse” this bunch of wanna be “legislators”?? Hopefully, legal voters will have the capacity to decide for themselves who they want to have their hand in their purse or wallet. Or both…..

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