HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (July 18, 2016) – Mayor Tommy Battle announced the endorsements of a broad, diverse coalition of Huntsville’s member organizations on Monday. The Fraternal Order of Police, Madison County Farmers Federation, and the Huntsville Committee of 100 have each endorsed Mayor Battle for the the August 23rd municipal election.
Mayor Battle has won the endorsement of every organization announced so far in the race.
“I am grateful and proud to have the support of these groups. Working together, we’ve all been able to share in our community’s success.” said Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. “They’ve been great partners in our community over the past eight years. I’m looking forward to continuing the work we’re doing together.”
The endorsement from the largest police organization in the world, with more than 330,000 members nationally and nearly 9,000 members in Alabama, was made by local President Bill Davis.
Davis said, “Mayor Battle always stood with the Fraternal Order of Police and included us in many of the decisions and discussions he has made regarding our police officers and the work they do protecting and serving our community every day. We are very proud to stand with Mayor Battle and again support him as Huntsville’s mayor.”
The Committee of 100, a local organization of 240 business leaders, also announced its endorsement of Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle for a third term.
“Mayor Tommy Battle has done an extraordinary job these past 8 years in leading Huntsville to meet its challenges and its opportunities,” said John Allen, Chair of BizPac, the political action arm of the Committee of 100.
“He’s led efforts to diversify our economy with manufacturing jobs, new retail, and start-up businesses. He took bold steps to develop an essential road plan and led the effort to gain more state and local funding,” said Allen.
“Mayor Battle’s efforts to engage the community in major land use planning initiatives such as the BIG Picture effort and redesign of Cummings Research Park will ensure our economic vitality for decades to come,” he added. “Mayor Battle is a proven leader and statesman with the collaborative spirit needed to move our city and region forward.”
Rex Vaughn, president of the Madison County Farmers Federation, which is the local branch of the Alabama Farmers Association, announced his organization’s continued support for Mayor Battle.
“Mayor Battle has proven time and time again that he’s willing to do what’s right instead of doing what’s easy. His integrity and leadership go hand in hand and our entire community has benefited from the work he’s doing as mayor. Our membership is proud to support him and the work he’s doing as Huntsville’s mayor.”
The City of Huntsville’s municipal elections are August 23, 2016.