The Alabama Farmers Federation’s FarmPAC yesterday announced its endorsement of Stan Cooke for state auditor. Cooke takes on Andrew Sorrell in the second round of the Republican primary on June 21.
“Stan Cooke is a man of faith who will stand up for what is right and hold our government to account,” said the Federation’s Matthew Durdin. “He understands our issues and knows how important the appointment of the Board of Registrars is for our organization and its 340,000 member families. We are pleased to announce our support and encourage others across the state to support Stan Cooke in the race for State Auditors.
Cooke said receiving the FarmPAC endorsement is an honor.
“Agriculture is the #1 industry in our state – a $70 billion industry. Farmers are hard working men and women and are the backbone of our economy,” Cooke said. “Like families, government must live within its means. Reducing unnecessary spending, demanding accountability and integrity from our government is my priority. As auditor, I will ensure that the government operates as efficiently as possible. »
Cooke founded the international Christian missionary organization Abraham’s Promise, which runs and supports charitable programs in Israel, a Christian school in Israel, and educational and humanitarian programs in the Palestinian territories, Jordan, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago and Ecuador.
“Cooke is no stranger to hard work,” AFF told FarmPAC. He worked summer jobs at VJ Elmore’s warehouse and in coal mines to earn money to go to college. He is a graduate of Lee University, the Jewish-Christian Institute, and the University of Alabama Birmingham/University of Alabama Dual Degree Program. Cooke, who has worked more than 35 years in ministry and nearly two decades in other industries, has earned degrees in fields of study including theology, physical sciences, biblical studies, pastoral ministry, Christian Education, Family Counseling, Comparative Religion, Educational Leadership, and Technology and Higher Education Administration.
Cooke is married to Michelle, a word processor for Burr & Forman LLP in Birmingham. They have two daughters, Heather and Heidi, who are both occupational therapists.