Republican 2nd Congressional candidate Jeff Coleman announced Thursday that he has been endorsed by Millbrook Mayor Al Kelley.
“Jeff Coleman is a strong conservative Republican for Congress who will represent the people of District 2 and Alabama with honor, integrity, and respect,” Kelley said in a statement. “Jeff has my full support and endorsement!”
“It’s an honor to receive the endorsement of such a strong leader in his community and region. I appreciate Mayor Al Kelley’s confidence in me to represent the great people of this district!” Coleman said.
Millbrook is in Elmore and Autauga Counties and has a 2018 population of 15,463. It is the 41st largest city in Alabama ranked by population.
Coleman has now been endorsed by the mayors of Millbrook, Dothan and Luverne. Coleman is a lifelong resident of Dothan. Until he recently stepped down to run for Congress, Coleman was the fourth generation of his family to lead Coleman Worldwide Moving. Coleman is a former chairman of the Business Council of Alabama.
Coleman has also been endorsed by the BCA, the Alabama Farmers Federation and the Alabama Auto Dealers Association.
Coleman has outlined his positions on a number of issues important to Alabama on his website.
“Our farmers are responsible for providing the food to feed our families and the fiber for the clothing on our backs,” Coleman said. “We need to continue to invest in our farmers, promote a sustainable marketplace both domestically and internationally for the exchange of their goods, and continue to advocate for the interests of rural Alabamians. My dedication to fighting for our farmers led to the endorsement of FarmPAC, Alabama’s largest farming group.”
“I’m a businessman and job creator,” Coleman added. “I’m committed to promoting growth and development throughout our district and country. I will fight diligently to promote and preserve the economic interests of the 2nd district. I want to continue to cut overbearing regulations to allow our economy to thrive. My commitment to economic development and creating jobs has resulted in endorsements by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Council of Alabama.”
“It is a Constitutional right to bear arms,” Coleman continued. “We need to protect our Constitution and its provisions from liberal interference. As an owner of firearms myself, I will do everything within my power to prevent an assault on our Second Amendment rights.”
“There is no denying that we have a major illegal immigration issue in our country,” Coleman stated. “I will work with President Trump to secure our southern border and further develop an efficient and effective legal immigration system. We cannot idly sit by as criminals, guns, and drugs flow through our porous border. I am 100% committed to building the wall.’
“As a Godly man of faith, I am a strong advocate for the lives of the unborn,” Coleman said. “We have an obligation to protect the sanctity of life and the most vulnerable.”
“President Trump is working tirelessly on behalf of all Americans to make the United States the best it can possibly be,” Coleman continued. “He needs allies that are not ashamed to support him in this endeavor. I will be a vocal advocate for our President and advancing the conservative ideals and principles that will propel our great country forward.”
“In order for the United States to continue to be the greatest country on Earth, we must maintain the world’s best military,” Coleman explained. “We need to provide our servicemen with the best training and resources available in order for them to be successful.”
“Our veterans are one of our country’s greatest assets and treasures,” Coleman said. “These brave men and women sacrificed everything to protect our nation. Once exiting active service, we must provide them with excellent opportunities and healthcare. We need to continue to improve our VA system while encouraging employers to hire our country’s heroes.”
Coleman faces former State Rep. Barry Moore, R-Enterprise, in the Republican primary runoff on July 14. The eventual Republican nominee will face Democrat Phyllis Harvey-Hall in the Nov. 3 general election.