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MONTGOMERY, Ala., Feb. 4 — Alabama Farmers Federation today announced its endorsement of Alabama State Rep. Paul DeMarco for U.S. House of Representatives in Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District.ALFA  Farmers Logo

Federation President Jimmy Parnell described DeMarco as a fiscal conservative who has worked to make government more efficient and transparent.

“Rep. DeMarco has a proven record of defending taxpayers and holding government accountable for spending,” Parnell said. “In the Alabama Legislature, he supported stronger ethics laws, the taxpayer bill of rights and the article-by-article approach to constitutional revision.

“Rep. DeMarco shares the Federation’s core values of faith, family, integrity, stewardship and citizenship,” Parnell added. “We are proud to support his candidacy and look forward to working with him in Congress.”

DeMarco thanked Federation members for their endorsement.

“I am honored to receive the support of Alabama farmers,” DeMarco said. “They share my goal to fix what is wrong in Washington. With their support and the help of the many people throughout the counties of the Sixth District, I will go to Washington to fight for our rights and values.”

Since 2005, DeMarco represented portions of the Birmingham suburbs of Homewood, Hoover, Mountain Brook and Vestavia Hills in District 46 of the Alabama House of Representatives. He serves as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Joint Oversight Committee for the Alabama Homeland Security Agency and Co-Chair of the Jefferson County Delegation.

DeMarco is seeking election in the open congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus.

Alabama Farmers Federation is the state’s largest farm organization with 365,000 member families. For more information, visit www.AlfaFarmers.org.

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