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Eagle Scout and involved with Boy Scouts of America

John Merrill is the son of Mary Merrill and the late Judge Horace Merrill of Cleburne County. He was born on November 12, 1963, in Randolph County. He grew up in Heflin and is an Eagle Scout from Heflin Troop 206. He is a graduate of Cleburne County High School and The University of Alabama, where he served as President of the Student Government Association in 1986-1987.

In 2014, John was awarded the Silver Beaver by the Black Warrior Council of the Boy Scouts of America for outstanding volunteer service in Scouting.

John is very active in his community and has served in many leadership capacities. He is a Deacon at Calvary Baptist Church, where he has served as a Sunday School teacher and a member of the Sanctuary Choir. He is or has been a member of numerous community organizations, including the Children First Board of Directors, National Eagle Scout Association, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers / Big Sisters, Boy Scouts of America, and the Alabama Constables Association.

Source: Secretary of State website on 2022 Alabama Senate race , Jan 23, 2021

Reduce spending; stand up to the socialists

He'll fight to reduce spending and isn't afraid to stand up to the socialists, just like he did in Alabama when they sued his office, and lost. As a proven conservative winner, John is running for the United States Senate to bring winning conservative solutions to Washington.
Source: 2020 Alabama Senate campaign website JohnMerrill.com , Jun 2, 2020

Withdraws from Senate race upon Sessions' re-entry

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill has ended his bid for the Republican nomination in the 2020 US Senate race. His campaign released a statement Sunday night that said "the dynamics of this election have changed dramatically" with former Attorney General Jeff Sessions entering the race to win back his old Senate seat.
Source: Fox 10-TV on 2020 Alabama Senate race , Dec 1, 2019

Push back against the liberal socialist agenda

We need to push back against the liberal socialist agenda that's being advanced by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi and return to our basic founding principles of our republic that made America what America is.
Source: BamaPolitics.com blog on 2020 Alabama Senate race , Sep 6, 2019

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