Committee of 100 Announces Endorsements for Aug. 26 City Elections


Huntsville, AL. (August 6, 2014)— The Committee of 100, a local organization of 220 business leaders, announced today its endorsements of Mark Russell, District 2; Jennie Robinson, District 3; and Bill Kling, District 4, for the Huntsville City Council in the August 26 city election.


“We believe these candidates have the strong vision, leadership skills and collaborative spirit we seek in our elected leaders,” said Charley Burruss, chair of BizPac, the political action arm of the Committee of 100.  “All three have demonstrated strong support for economic development issues, a commitment to fiscal responsibility, and have cultivated broad, diverse networks in their districts and throughout the community.”


These endorsements round out the Committee of 100’s endorsements for the August 26 City of Huntsville election.   On July 9 , the Committee announced its support for Beth Wilder, District 2;  Elisa Ferrell, District 3;  and Kimberly Battle, District 4, for the Huntsville Board of Education.


“We believe these three candidates have a strong vision to advance academic opportunity and achievement for all students and a deep commitment to high-quality workforce education,” said Burruss.  “These candidates also have strong leadership skills to effectively engage a broad cross-section of citizens in supporting our public school system.”


Since 1996, BizPac has contributed money and support to candidates for local offices, including Huntsville Mayor and City Council, Madison Mayor and City Council, Huntsville Board of Education, the Madison County Commission, and Madison County Schools Superintendent and Madison County Board of Education.


The Committee of 100’s mission is to serve as a catalyst in stimulating Huntsville-area economic development by working with community partners to develop cooperative solutions.  For more information about the Huntsville Committee of 100, visit



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