BizPac’s mission is to identify, develop, and encourage visionary business-oriented candidates with a commitment to cooperative government to run for local public office, and support them as they serve the community.
BizPac, the political action committee of the Committee of 100, contributes funds to candidates for Huntsville Mayor, City Council and Board of Education; Madison Mayor and City Council; the Madison County Commission, Madison County Schools Superintendent, and Madison County Board of Education.
BizPac board members interview every candidate for these offices in election years. BizPac makes recommendations for endorsements and contributions to the membership for its approval.
We give money to well-qualified, visionary and team players, and consider strongly those with a business background. We contribute most in those elections where we think we can make a significant difference.
We have sponsored three major ongoing events to bolster local civic engagement. Our Political Training Institute has been offered 9 times to train candidates to successfully run for elected office. BizPac also sponsored with our YP members the hugely successful Rock the Vote events in 2008, 2010, and 2012 for young professionals and candidates, and the Huntsville/Madison Mayoral Debate with WHNT-TV19 in 2008 and 2012. We continue to work closely with these leaders after the elections to discuss business-related issues and offer assistance in developing solutions to community problems.
BizPac will be involved in the following elections in 2014: Huntsville Board of Education districts 2, 3 and 4; Huntsville City Council districts 2, 3 and 4; Madison County Schools Superintendent; and Madison County Board of Education, district 3.