Alabama Forestry Association endorses Caroleene Dobson in GOP runoff in 2nd District

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The Alabama Forestry Association has endorsed Montgomery attorney Caroleene Dobson in the Republican runoff in Alabama’s redrawn 2nd Congressional District.

In a news release, the AFA said Dobson and her family are longtime members of the association and active in the forest industry. Dobson was raised on her family’s fifth-generation cattle farm in Beatrice, a small town in Monroe County. Dobson serves on the Alabama Forestry Commission, the state agency that manages and protects forest.

The AFA is a membership organization that includes forest product companies, landowners, loggers, wood suppliers, foresters and others.

“Caroleene has shown her passion to fight for Alabama, specifically the forest industry, and AFA is proud to endorse her for Congressional District 2,” AFA President and CEO Chris Isaacson said in the news release. “With Caroleene growing up in the timber industry, she understands the struggles landowners, forest product manufacturers and loggers face day-in and day-out. AFA knows she will represent the best interest of the future of District 2 and she will help Alabama families and businesses thrive.”

Dobson faces former state senator and longtime Montgomery automobile dealer Dick Brewbaker in the April 16 runoff.

Brewbaker led the eight-candidate field in the March 5 Republican primary, receiving 22,589 votes, or 37%. Dobson finished second with 15,102 votes, or 25%.

The Alabama Farmers Federation endorsed Dobson in January. The National Right to Life Committee endorsed Brewbaker this week.

The Republican nominee will face the winner of the Democratic runoff between former U.S. Justice Department official Shomari Figures of Mobile and Alabama House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels of Huntsville in the general election in November.

In October, a federal court approved a map that changed the 2nd District from a safe Republican district to one where a Democrat could win.

Democrats and Republicans turned out in almost even numbers in the district for the primary.

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