The Green Papers: Alabama 2015 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2015. Find 2016 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:4,802,982 (1.55% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:9(1.67% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:7(1.61% of 435)
Capital:Montgomery
 

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Alabama State and Local Government

Alabama 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote in the primary, a runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters.

12 February 2015: The Eleventh Circuit ruled that Alabama's runoff election violates the federal "Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act" because it allows insufficient time between the Primary and Runoff. Reference: United States of America v State of Alabama and Secretary of State of Alabama, 14-11298.


SB 240, introduced by state Senator Quinton Ross (Democratic) on 17 March 2015, would in Presidential election years, move the partisan and Presidential primaries, from the 2nd Tuesday in March to the 1st Tuesday in March. The bill was enrolled on 21 May 2015 and assigned Act No. 2015-239.

HB 79, introduced by state Representative Mike Ball (Republican) on 3 March 2015, would abolish the runoff election.4 June 2015. Died when the Alabama legislature adjourned.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions, III
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Senator Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions, III
FEC S6AL00195

Class 3 Republican Senator Richard C. Shelby
First elected as a Democrat: 1986; re-elected: 1992; Changed Party affiliation to Republican: 9 November 1994; re-elected as a Republican: 1998, 2004, 2010.
[also served in the U.S. House- elected: 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984 as a Democrat]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Ronald Steven "Ron" Crumpton
FEC S6AL00302; 30 Sep 15; Tot $462; Dsb $299
  Candidate Democratic     Charles Nana
  Candidate Republican     Marcus Bowman
  Candidate Republican     John Martin
FEC S6AL00328
  Candidate Republican     Jonathan Edward McConnell
FEC S6AL00310
  Candidate Republican     Shadrack McGill
  Candidate Republican     Senator Richard C. Shelby
FEC S6AL00013; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,548,353; Dsb $238,539

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor Robert J. Bentley
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. Elected separately from the Governor.

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Lieutenant Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
6 Republican (6 Undetermined);
1 Democratic (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman Bradley Roberts Byrne
First elected in a special election: 17 December 2013 (re: resignation of Congressman Josiah Robins "Jo" Bonner, Jr. [Republican]).
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Larry Dean "Dean" Young, Jr.
FEC H6AL01060

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman Martha Roby
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Nathan Mathis
  Candidate Republican     Rebecca Marie "Becky" Gerritson
FEC H6AL02142; 30 Sep 15; Tot $8,466; Dsb $10,951
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Martha Roby
FEC H0AL02087; 30 Sep 15; Tot $471,759; Dsb $229,940
  Candidate Republican     Robert L. "Bob" Rogers
FEC H6AL02159
  Candidate Independent     Robert E. John, Jr.
FEC H0AL02095

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman Michael "Mike" Rogers
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jesse Smith
  Candidate Republican     former Selma City Schools Superintendent Larry DiChiara
FEC H6AL03157
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Michael "Mike" Rogers
FEC H2AL03032; 30 Sep 15; Tot $328,990; Dsb $320,782

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman Robert Brown Aderholt
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Robert Brown Aderholt
FEC H6AL04098; 30 Sep 15; Tot $539,663; Dsb $360,835
  Candidate Republican     Phillip Dwight "Phil" Norris
FEC H6AL04148; 30 Sep 15; Tot $105; Dsb $10

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5 Republican Congressman Morris J. "Mo" Brooks, Jr.
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Willie "Will" Boyd, Jr.
FEC H6AL05202; 30 Sep 15; Tot $8,215; Dsb $7,396
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Morris J. "Mo" Brooks, Jr.
FEC H0AL05163; 30 Sep 15; Tot $197,475; Dsb $35,194

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman Gary Palmer
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     David Jeremy Putman
FEC H6AL06127; 30 Sep 15; Tot $5,000; Dsb $247
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Gary Palmer
FEC H4AL06098; 30 Sep 15; Tot $690,832; Dsb $169,349

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 7 Democratic Congressman Terrycina Andrea "Terri" Sewell
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Terrycina Andrea "Terri" Sewell
FEC H0AL07086; 30 Sep 15; Tot $512,546; Dsb $392,224
  Candidate Republican     David Van Williams

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Secretary of State John Harold Merrill
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Attorney General Luther Strange
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Treasurer Young Boozer
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Auditor Jim Zeigler
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Agriculture and Industries Commissioner John McMillan
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 1 incumbent, 7 candidates
  Republican: 15 incumbents, 17 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Alabama Secretary of State
  AlabamaVotes.gov
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Alabama Legislature
Democratic
  Alabama Democratic Party
Republican
  Alabama Republican Party
Third Party
  Alabama Green Party
  Constitution Party of Alabama
  Justice Party of Alabama
  Libertarian Party of Alabama
  Reform Party of Alabama
  The The Unity Party of Alabama
Media & others
  al.com - Everything Alabama
  Alabama Political Reporter
  Andalusia Star News
  Daily Mountain Eagle - Jasper
  Hartselle Enquirer
  Montgomery Advertiser
  Politics1.com - Alabama
  The Cullman Times
  The Daily Home - Talladega
  The Daily Sentinel - Scottsboro
  The Decatur Daily
  The Demopolis Times
  The Dothan Eagle
  The Gadsden Times
  The Messinger - Troy
  The Opelika-Auburn News - Opelika
  The Outlook - Alexander City & Lake Martin
  The Star - Anniston
  The Times-Journal - Fort Payne
  The Valley Times-News - Lanett
  Times Daily - Florence
  Tuscaloosa News
  WAAY TV - ABC - Huntsville
  WAFF TV - NBC - Huntsville
  WAKA TV - CBS - Montgomery
  WAKA TV-8 (ABC - Montgomery)
  WBRC TV - FOX - Birmingham
  WHNT TV - Huntsville
  WNCF TV - ABC - Montgomery
  WPMI TV-15 (NBC - Mobile)
  WSFA TV - NBC - Montgomery
  WVTM TV-13 (NBC - Birmingham)
  WZDX TV-8 (FOX - Huntsville)
  Yellowhammer - Montgomery

 


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  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2014  
2014 CONGRESSIONAL Political Party Breakdown by SECTION and Region
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History
  Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States  
  Dates of DIRECT PRIMARY Elections re: Major Party Nominations for Statewide and/or Federal Office  
  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History  
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