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November 18, 2011   Email to Friend 

FARMERS FEDERATION ANNOUNCES POLITICAL ENDORSEMENTS
Debra Davis
334-613-4686
November 18, 2011

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Chuck Malone, center, received the endorsement of Farm-PAC, the political action committee of the Alabama Farmers Federation, when PAC trustees met this week. Malone is pictured with Alabama Farmers Federation President Jerry Newby, right, and Federation Executive Director Paul Pinyan.
MONTGOMERY, Ala, -- The political action committee of the Alabama Farmers Federation (Farm-PAC) has announced its endorsements for the March 13 primary election and the Nov. 6 general election.

Farm-PAC Advisory Trustees, who are farmers from throughout the state, met Nov. 16 at the Federation headquarters in Montgomery. The Farm-PAC executive committee approved the recommendations of the Farm-PAC Committee at its meeting Thursday.

Several candidates seeking the Federation's endorsement spoke before the committee and answered questions from members prior to the committee's endorsement recommendations. Endorsements were not made in every race, but candidates who received the Federation's recommendation were:

Supreme Court Chief Justice -- Chuck Malone
Supreme Court Justice, Place 1 -- Tommy Bryan
Supreme Court Justice, Place 2 -- Lyn Stuart
Supreme Court Justice, Place 3 -- Glenn Murdock
Supreme Court Justice, Place 4 -- Jim Main

Court of Criminal Appeals Judge, Place 1 -- Sam Welch
Court of Criminal Appeals Judge, Place 2 -- Liles Burke
Court of Criminal Appeals Judge, Place 3 -- Michael Joiner

Court of Civil Appeals Judge, Place 1 -- Craig Pittman
Court of Civil Appeals Judge, Place 2 -- Terri Thomas
Court of Civil Appeals Judge, Place 3 -- Terry Moore

Public Service Commission President -- Twinkle Cavanaugh

State Board of Education, District 1 -- Tracy Roberts
State Board of Education, District 3 -- Stephanie Bell
State Board of Education, District 7 -- Gary Warren

All endorsements will be listed in Neighbors and Friends & Family magazines prior to the November general election.

The Alabama Farmers Federation is the state's largest farm organization with more than 400,000 members.


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