State GOP endorses Trump

Published 12:38 pm Tuesday, February 13, 2024

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The nearly 500 member Alabama Republican Party State Executive Committee gaveled in for its annual Winter Meeting in Birmingham over the weekend, just weeks ahead of the state’s Super Tuesday primary election.

“This was an important meeting for the Party, as we get ready for next month’s primary election and the Republican National Convention in July,” said Alabama Republican Party Chairman John Wahl.

Members of the Alabama GOP’s governing body held regularly scheduled elections for the National Committeeman and National Committeewoman positions, which are responsible for representing the state party at the Republican National Committee.

Bill Harris of Autauga County was elected to serve as National Committeeman. Vicki Drummond of Walker County – who also serves in RNC leadership as Secretary – was re-elected by acclimation as National Committeewomen.

The Party also overwhelmingly voted to officially endorse Donald Trump in a historic decision. The Alabama GOP does not normally endorse candidates in primary elections.

“The Alabama Republican Party sent a clear message this weekend that we are united behind President Donald Trump as the 2024 Republican nominee. We respect the other candidates, and we thank them for running, but the Alabama GOP believes Donald Trump is the clear conservative choice. He has proven time and time again that he will never stop fighting to put America first and defend the values that made America great. The bottom line is that Donald Trump has a clear track record of improving the economy, creating jobs, strengthening our national defense, and pushing back on the socialist agenda being forced on Americans. Those are the values we need in the White House to get our country back on track. The Alabama GOP believes it is the time to unite behind President Trump and focus our time, energy, and resources on defeating Joe Biden and his disastrous policies in November,” said Alabama Republican Party Chairman John Wah.

Three resolutions were also passed at the meeting. They are:

  • A resolution urging the Legislature to give the Governor the power to appoint the Chief Medical Officer for the State of Alabama.
  • A resolution encouraging the Legislature to repeal § 13A-12-200.10, which exempts public libraries from criminal provisions of the Alabama Anti-Obscenity Enforcement Act.
  • A resolution urging legislative oversight of Long Term Care insurance (LTC).