Pat Dye endorses Senate candidate
Former Auburn football Coach Pat Dye endorsed state Senate candidate Billy Beasley, D-Clayton, on Thursday.
Beasley is running for state Senate District 28, which is currently represented by Sen. Myron Penn.
Penn, D-Union Springs, is not running for a third term.
District 28 includes all or part of Barbour, Bullock, Henry, Lee, Macon and Russell counties.
Dye also recorded a radio announcement for Beasley, who is currently a member of the Alabama House of Representatives.
"I have known Billy Beasley for a long time and know what kind of man he is," Dye said. "I plan on voting for Billy for the state Senate on June 1st and hope you will too. He will be a good senator for all folks in District 28."
The other Democratic candidates are state Rep. Locy "Sonny" Baker of Abbeville, Howard C. Burton of Tuskegee, former Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford, and Sam Harris of Auburn. Republican Kim West is also running.
-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen