With Sen. Jeff Sessions‘s appointment to U.S. Attorney General by President-elect Donald Trump, Alabamians are scrambling to make a case for themselves, and others, to fill the impending vacant seat in the U.S. Senate.
One of the more compelling names making the rounds is Montgomery-native Perry O. Hooper Jr.
Son of Hooper. Sr — who was the first Republican Chief Justice elected to the Alabama Supreme Court — Perry O., as he’s affectionately called, has deep roots in the Republican Party and conservatives across the state have taken notice.
“The people of the great state of Alabama need a powerful voice to fight for us in Washington. Perry ‘O’ Hooper Jr. is that voice,” the petition reads. “He will be consistent with the Trump agenda and uphold the Constitution while serving the people of Alabama. Perry O. is also THE only one with the relationship with President-elect Trump necessary to bring jobs, infrastructure, and prosperity back to Alabama.”
A former member of the Alabama House of Representatives, Perry O. served for 19 years and was twice nominated as the “Most Outstanding Member of the House of Representatives.” Most recently, he served as the Alabama Co-chairman for the Trump campaign and the Alabama Chairman of the Trump Victory fund.
Whether or not Perry O. will make Bentley’s list remains to be seen.