By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News
State Rep. Will Dismukes, R-Prattville, announced his endorsement for Jessica Taylor in the race for Alabama’s 2nd congressional district on Tuesday at Prattville’s Heritage Park.
Dismukes, who dropped out of the AL-2 race a few weeks ago, said during the press event that he believes Taylor will uphold the conservative values of Alabama’s voters.
“Our country desperately needs a new generation of conservatives to take on radical socialists like AOC, Ilhan Omar and their ‘squad,’” Dismukes said. “That’s why, today, I’m endorsing conservative Jessica Taylor for Congress. Socialism is a major threat to our democracy and I believe in my heart that Jessica is the right leader for the job – to take on these radical leftists, protect the right to life, the second amendment, and help President Trump drain the swamp!”
Today I am proud to endorse @JessicaTaylorAL for Congress. Our country desperately needs a new generation of conservatives to take on radical socialists like AOC, Ilhan Omar, and the rest of their squad. I believe in my heart that Jessica is the right leader for AL-2. pic.twitter.com/Jmt155KBx0
— Will Dismukes (@DismukesWill) November 12, 2019
Taylor said during the event that she was honored to receive Dismukes’ endorsement and that fighting back against socialism in politics is a top concern for her.
“As conservatives we must push back against our generation’s rapid descent toward socialism,” Taylor said. “In a recent poll, over 70% of millennials said they support socialism! That’s why I’m running – to be a new, bold, voice for conservatism. As the only conservative remaining in this race, my message is simple: our government remains broken, bloated, and out of control. As your congresswoman, I will make it my mission to protect life, defend the Second Amendment, and uphold our Alabama conservative values.”
After working in the Governor’s Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives, Taylor started her own consulting business that has grown into a multi-state operation.
She has also worked as an attorney and her husband, Bryan Taylor, previously worked as the General Counsel to Governor Kay Ivey before stepping down to make way for his wife’s run for congress.
The other candidates running for the 2nd District include Dothan businessman Jeff Coleman, former Attorney General Troy King and former Enterprise State Rep. Barry Moore.
You can watch Taylor’s full announcement on her Facebook page.