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Republican Sheriffs endorse Dobson for Congress

All of the Republican sheriffs currently holding office in Alabama's Second Congressional District jointly announced on Wednesday that they have endorsed real estate attorney Caroleene Dobson in the April 16 GOP runoff election for Congress. The sheriffs cited Dobson's commitment to border security and combatting illegal immigration.

"Caroleene Dobson understands that securing our border is the only way to stop the fentanyl pipeline, end sex trafficking, and keep our communities safe from illegal immigrants who break our laws with their simple presence," the Republican Sheriffs wrote.

"Growing up on the farm that has been in her family for generations, her roots run deep in the Second Congressional District, so she fully understands the unique needs of the rural areas of the district as well as the major cities that anchor each end of it," the Sheriffs concluded. "Her pledge to 'take our country back' from the woke crowd and illegal immigrants demonstrates that Caroleene Dobson is the strong, committed leader and bold voice that we need speaking for Alabama's Second Congressional District in the chambers of the U.S. Capitol.

The sheriffs voicing their support include Danny Bond of Butler County, who has 38 years experience in law enforcement; DeWayne C. Smith of Clarke County, a 30 year veteran of law enforcement; Terry Mears of Crenshaw County, a retired U.S. Navy chief petty officer serving his second term as sheriff; Paul Burch of Mobile County, who was elected in 2022 following 30 years in law enforcement, and Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer, who has long-served the area. Recently retired Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran previously announced his endorsement of Dobson as well.

Dobson is the daughter and granddaughter of farmers and small business owners. She grew up in Beatrice. In high school she excelled in rodeo and was a national merit scholar. She has a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a law degree from the Baylor School of Law. Dobson has been endorsed by the Alabama Farmers' Federation, the National Cattlemen's Association, and the Alabama Forestry Association.

Dobson, her husband, Bobby, and their two daughters split time between her family farm in Monroe County and Montgomery, where she practices real estate law.

Dobson faces former State Senator and car dealer Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery) in the Republican primary runoff election on Tuesday.

The Democratic Party Primary runoff election is also on Tuesday, April 16. There former Assistant Attorney General Shomari Figures faces Alabama House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville).

The eventual Republican and Democratic nominees will then face each other in the November 5 general election.

Polls will open at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning and close at 7:00 p.m. in the evening.

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