A member of the Associated Builders and Contractors may soon be taking some time away from his business to take care of the people’s business.

Former state Sen. Bradley Byrne won a Republican primary runoff election Nov. 5 and will be face Democrat Burton LeFlore Dec. 17 for a chance to represent Alabama’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House.

"At a time when the construction industry needs reassurance that our concerns regarding issues such as health care, economic development and project labor agreement mandates are being addressed, Alabama is poised to send another ABC member to congress,” said ABC Alabama Chapter President Jay Reed. “Bradley’s commitment to Alabama's construction industry has always stood out. Now he will stand up for us in Washington D.C."

ABC said Byrne is likely to win the election in the GOP-leaning district.

“Bradley has a history of advocating for pro-business issues, specifically those impacting the commercial construction industry,” said ABC Vice President of Government Affairs Geoff Burr. “As an ABC member, he understands the free enterprise principles our association was founded on and we look forward to working with him when he joins fellow ABC member Rep. Mark Wayne Mullin, who represents Oklahoma’s 2nd Congressional District in Washington, D.C.”

ABC supported Byrne’s candidacy through its political action committee.