Local officials endorse Carl for reelection to congressional seat
Published 6:00 pm Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Alabama’s First Congressional District has been served by Jerry Carl (R) since he won election to the seat in 2020 taking his place in Congress in January 2021.
Carl is seeking reelection to the seat and has recently earned the endorsement of several county officials in Escambia County, which is part of the district he serves.
Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson was named as one of 15 county officials in the district who have recently expressed their endorsement for the incumbent congressman.
“Congressman Carl has been a friend of mine since before he took office, but most importantly, he has been a friend of Escambia County since day one,” Jackson said. “He made a promise that he will remember us and fight for us, and that’s exactly what he’s done during his time in Congress. He has my complete and total endorsement as he seeks reelection in Alabama’s First Congressional District.”
Other county officials offering their endorsement for the candidate include members of the Escambia County Commission.
Commission Chairman Raymond Wiggins offered his thanks to Carl in the endorsement.
“I am thankful for all the support Congressman Carl has given to Escambia County, and he’s always looking out for us,” Wiggins said. “He has my full support as he seeks reelection in 2024.”
Commissioners Steve Dickie, Larry White, and Brandon Smith also joined in those endorsing the candidate.
“I support Congressman Carl because of his genuine concern for the residents of our area and his willingness to listen to the concerns of his constituents,” Dickie said.
“I appreciate the job Congressman Carl has done for the citizens in Escambia County. As always, he has my total support in 2024,” Smith said.
“I am grateful Congressman Carl is running for reelection in Alabama’s First Congressional District. He has my full support as he continues to represent this district,” White said.
“Our county elected officials are on the front lines of keeping our communities safe, secure, and strong,” Carl said. “At a time when the far Left wants to defund the police and allow lawlessness to take over, our sheriffs and county commissioners in Alabama are not backing down from the fight. Our county commissioners and county sheriffs are working hand-in-hand to manage the unprecedented growth in south Alabama, all while ensuring our communities continue being the best places to live, work, and raise a family. I love working with these folks on a daily basis, and I’ll always be a strong partner of theirs in Washington,” said Congressman Jerry Carl.