Campaign Updates

Byrne Best for Jobs, say South Alabama Businesses

Posted on October 30th, 2013

Mobile, AL – October 30, 2013 – Candidate for Alabama’s 1st Congressional District Bradley Byrne announced the support of multiple Alabama business groups today, citing Byrne’s record of promoting and creating jobs during his career.

“Our next Congressman must play a vital role in continuing South Alabama’s economic success,” said Byrne. “From Airbus to Austal, this is a magic moment for our area and my #1 focus in Washington will be promoting and creating jobs here in Alabama’s First District. I’m honored to receive the support of those who know business best, and pledge to work every day to make South Alabama a better place to run a business and promote job creation.”

Byrne has received support from numerous business and trade associations, including Alabama Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama, Alabama Association of REALTORS, Alabama Retail Association, Alabama Associated General Contractors, Associated Builders & Contractors of Alabama, Alabama Roadbuilders Association, Alabama Homebuilders Association, Alabama Bankers Association, and the Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives.                    

Below are quotes from multiple business associations representing South Alabamians:

“Bradley Byrne had an outstanding pro-business voting record in the Alabama Senate, and we know he will fight for small businesses in Washington. In the legislature, Bradley sponsored bills to end lawsuit abuse in Alabama, and we know he will take that fight to our nation’s capital.”

Tal Vickers, President of Springhill Toyota in Mobile and Director of the Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama, Inc.

“Bradley Byrne is a long-time friend of the home building industry and he has the proven leadership needed to move our economy forward.  As a home builder and a resident of Baldwin County, I have the utmost respect and appreciation for everything he has done for our district in the past and confidence that he will continue to make us proud as he represents us in Washington.”

Cliff Pitman, Pitman-Brown Building Co., Past-President of Homebuilders Association of Alabama

“Bradley Byrne is a proven leader and the best candidate to represent the 1st Congressional District in Washington. He has been a friend to retail and is a friend of mine. The Alabama Retail Association and I support Bradley and ask the retail community to vote for Bradley Byrne on Nov. 5.”

Denise Knox, owner and president of Fairhope-based Private Gallery Inc. & a member of the Alabama Retail Association board of directors.

“I’ve known Bradley Byrne and his late brother Dale Byrne for over 50 years. I can tell you Bradley is a man of integrity and character, and will represent South Alabama with pride and honor. Bradley has worked with us on road projects and on issues affecting our business so we can increase jobs and improve our infrastructure here in South Alabama.”

Paul E. Weaver, President of Hosea O. Weaver & Sons, Inc., Member of Alabama Road Builders Association

“I’ve known Bradley Byrne for over 30 years through church and civic activities. I can attest to his honesty and deep integrity. He has always been a strong leader for REALTORS and Homeowners during his time as a public servant in Alabama. In Congress, I know Bradley will fight for Alabama Homeowners and REALTORS alike. Bradley is just what we need in Washington, and I’m proud that he has been endorsed by the National Association of REALTORS.”

Richard Weavil, President at Weavil Company, Alabama Association of REALTORS