Two Jackson Co. Republicans running for Trump Delegate

Two Jackson Co. Republicans running for Trump Delegate

By Dylan Smith, Managing Editor •

JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. — State Rep. Tommy Hanes (R-Bryant) and Ms. Ellen O’Connor are running to represent Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District to the Republican National Convention as a delegate for President Trump.

Hanes has qualified for Fifth Congressional District, Place 1. 

O’Connor has qualified for Fifth Congressional District, Place 2. 

Rep. Hanes is currently serving his second term in the Alabama House of Representatives. Hanes has proven himself to be a conservative firebrand in the State Legislature. Hanes has earned the moniker ‘No Tax Tommy’ due to his fierce and vocal opposition to tax increases.

Hanes said he’s running to represent North Alabama at the GOP National Convention to fight for President Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda.

“We finally have a president that is putting us first, the American people. At the border, on trade, foreign aid, endless wars, America is finally being put first. Thanks to tax and regulatory cuts we have a booming economy. It’s pretty simple, if you dislike President Trump you hate prosperity.”

Hanes recently made national headlines when he introduced an ALGOP resolution calling for the removal of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from Congress.

“Progressives are bleeding at the eyes with hatred for our president,” says Hanes. “We have a crowd of radical socialists in the democrat party and corrupt media who are hell-bent on overturning the 2016 election. The deep state is after our guns, our money and our way of life. It’s time to fight. We’ve had enough.”

O’Connor is also vying for a chance to represent North Alabama Republicans to the national convention. Ellen O’Connor, of Skyline, is the former Chairwoman of the Jackson County Republican Party Executive Committee. She also served as President of the Jackson County Republican Women and Treasurer of the Alabama Federation of Republican Women.

“I am 100% devoted to getting President Donald J. Trump re-elected,” said O’Connor. “Since President Trump became our President he has promoted smaller government, lower taxes, and he wants better health care advantages for everyone. These are just a few reasons why I have decided to run as a candidate for Trump Delegate.”

O’Connor concludes. “It would be an honor to represent Jackson County at the Republican National  Convention.”

Hanes and O’Connor are vying to be two of the delegates from Alabama traveling to Charlotte, N.C. for the RNC Convention on August 24-27.