ALABASTER—The Alabama State Fraternal Order of Police today endorsed Russell Bedsole in the special election of Alabama House of Representatives District 49. Bedsole announced his candidacy for the vacant seat on June 2, 2020. 


The President of the Alabama State Fraternal Order of Police says “there is no doubt that our country, state, and communities are facing extreme challenges. These challenges have caused stress, divisiveness, and concern for the future of our country. Now more than ever, we need strong, yet compassionate, leaders to guide us through these turbulent times. We need leaders who understand how important the safety of our communities should be and the willingness to work together for all. Russell Bedsole is that leader.”


Bedsole has been elected twice by the citizens of Alabaster to represent Ward 5 on the Alabaster City Council. During his time of service, Alabaster has benefited from positive economic growth, a first-class school system, and a high quality of life. He has also received endorsements from the Shelby County Fraternal Order of Police, Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and Conservation Alabama.  


“It is an honor to be endorsed by the Alabama State Fraternal Order of Police,” says Bedsole. “As a representative of District 49, I will work to protect law and order in our communities and stand up for our conservative Christian values in Montgomery.” 


A runoff election for the District 49 seat will be held on September 1. “I humbly ask for your vote on September 1 to grant me the opportunity to serve District 49,” says Bedsole. 


The Alabama State Fraternal Order of the Police is Bedsole’s fourth endorsement following the Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Shelby County Sheriff John Samaniego, and Conservation Alabama. For more information on Russell Bedsole, please take a look at his website: