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What is ForestPAC?

ForestPAC is the official political action committee of the Alabama Forestry Association. It serves as the political arm of the Association by providing companies and individuals concerned with the future of forestry a means for involvement and influence in Alabama politics.


ForestPAC is governed by a Board of Directors composed of AFA members throughout Alabama. The Board oversees the operations of ForestPAC, makes endorsements and determines the amount of financial support given endorsed candidates.

In addition, ForestPAC has ten district advisory committees chaired by a member of the Board of Directors and comprised of local AFA members who are charged with raising funds for ForestPAC and making recommendations to the Board of Directors on which candidates to support from their area. These local members are chosen to serve on the PAC Board because of a dedication proven through fundraising and their own personal contributions.

Criteria for Candidate Support

ForestPAC is strictly non-partisan and supports candidates based on their pro-forestry and pro-business philosophy and record. Our mission is to elect candidates for legislative, local and statewide offices who demonstrate a commitment to conservative principles and support of forestry issues. No contributions are made to candidates for Federal offices.

The ForestPAC Board of Directors uses the following criteria to determine which candidates to support:
  • Candidates who exhibit a pro-business, free enterprise philosophy.
  • Candidates who support the positions of the Alabama Forestry Association and other issues of concern to the forestry community.
  • Candidates with a voting record that is supportive of AFA issues and issues of concern to the Alabama business community.
  • Candidates who demonstrate the ability to wage a successful campaign for office and who are politically viable.
  • Candidates that receive the recommendation of the ForestPAC district advisory committee in their local area.
We encourage you to participate in the process by making a contribution to ForestPAC. Several opportunities are provided each year to do so. If you have any questions about ForestPAC, or legislative issues in general, please feel free to give us a call.
Contact Information:
555 Alabama Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Tel: (334) 265-8733
Fax: (334) 262-1258
Tom Saunders, Director of Government Affairs

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