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Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jan 27 2014 3:18 PM


COFFEE COUNTY AL:   Alabama State Representative Barry Moore which was elected in the 2010 Republican wave,  is considered  as one of the rising stars out of a class of freshman legislators. The freshmen who rode into office on the 2010 Republican wave.

WAIT...Moore gets this consideration only from Cliff Simms.

In 2010, when Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard was Chair of the State Republican Party, he steered almost $200,000 into Moore’s campaign coffers, significantly more money than he gave a majority of his other GOP—anointed candidates.

NOTE:   A Lee County Grand Jury is investigating Hubbard's finances in the 2010 campaign as we are told.

Coffee County's Barry Moore introduced a bill in the legislative session convening last Tuesday that would block certain provisions of Obamacare. Sounds like an easy bill to pass in Alabama, but some say it’s merely a ploy to grab headlines to bolster Moore’s chances for re-election.

After all, Moore doesn’t hold a leadership position in the Alabama House, but his unwavering loyalty to the Speaker gets notice. In fact, at an event in Enterprise Friday to announce new jobs, Hubbard praised Moore in his remarks.

Cliff Sims, founder and publisher of a political blog, recently has labeled Moore as the most conservative legislator in the state of Alabama. Sims wrote:

Freshman representative Barry Moore is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. He’s a founder or investor in multiple successful businesses, most notably Barry Moore Industries, a commercial waste management company based in Enterprise. Every vote he casts in the legislature is informed by his extensive private sector experience.

If it’s about smaller government, lower taxes, less spending or decreased government regulation, Moore’s going to be with you 100 percent of the time.

In a state house packed full of Republicans, Moore is the most dependable conservative vote in the Alabama legislature.

What the website fails to mention is that the two (Sims & Moore) are longtime friends. Representative Moore’s ties to the Cliff Sims blog go all the way back to Sunday school, where Moore was Sims teacher.

More recently, Barry Moore served as a groomsman in Cliff Sims’ wedding.  If a website labeling itself as “news” is going to award someone with something as coveted as the “most conservative legislator” in a solidly Republican state, it should disclose that conflict to its viewers.

When one looks at the real Barry Moore, another image may come to mind.

Recently, Moore applied for membership to the Enterprise Country Club.

On his application, he listed his residence as 1701 5th Way, Birmingham, Alabama, and specifically wrote that it is an “out of town” membership.

However, the State’s official website reads Moore’s address as Club Way in Enterprise.

It was discovered that Barry Moore co-owns the Birmingham property with Cliff Sims, the same person who listed Moore as the most conservative legislator in Alabama.

According to a staff member at the club, if someone in Birmingham were to qualify for membership, he or she would get a 50% discount (or only be required to pay $100 per month). Members who live in Enterprise pay $200 monthly. According to the country club, a member must claim residency 50 or more miles away to qualify for an out-of-town membership. When the Birmingham residency claim came to light, Moore re-applied for membership with an Enterprise address and was a member in good standing until he recently resigned from the Club.

The main question is why would Moore claim an out-of-town address? If he lives in Birmingham, he can’t legally represent Coffee County. If he doesn’t live in Birmingham, did he attempt to pull the wool over the eyes of the Country Club to save money? Either way, Barry Moore has an integrity problem.  

Did Barry Moore leave out the Sunday School lesson "though shall not bear false witness?"

The Republican party should investigate. Moore has to live in his district in order to represent the district. What is his correct address?




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