The Green Papers: Alabama 2019 General Election
 
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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 2020 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.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Democratic Senator  Doug Jones
First elected in a Special Election 12 December 2017 [re: resignation of Senator Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions, III (Republican) who was confirmed as Attorney General in the Trump administration.]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (14)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Doug Jones
FEC S0AL00156; 30 Jun 19; Tot $3,655,902; Dsb $1,527,527
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative John W. Rogers, Jr.
  Candidate Republican     Stanley E. Adair
FEC S0AL00248; 30 Jun 19; Tot $134,431; Dsb $132,824
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Bradley Roberts Byrne
20 February 2019: Announced he is running for the Class 2 Senate Seat in 2020.

FEC S0AL00206; 30 Jun 19; Tot $2,747,432; Dsb $307,526
  Candidate Republican     Marty Preston Hatley
FEC S0AL00214
  Candidate Republican     Secretary of State  John Harold Merrill
FEC S0AL00289; 30 Jun 19; Tot $217,562; Dsb $399
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Arnold Mooney
FEC S0AL00263
  Candidate Republican     former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Stewart Moore
FEC S0AL00297; 30 Jun 19; Tot $16,964; Dsb $740
  Candidate Republican     Chase Anderson "Andy" Romagnano
FEC S0AL00305
  Candidate Republican     John Paul Serbin
FEC S0AL00271; 30 Jun 19; Tot $450; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Thomas H. "Tommy" Tuberville
FEC S0AL00230; 30 Jun 19; Tot $1,421,252; Dsb $78,710
  Candidate Republican     Auditor  Jim "Zig" Zeigler
20 November 2018: Formed an exploratory committee for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat.
  Candidate Independent     Jarmal Jabbar Sanders
FEC S0AL00222
  Candidate Independent     Marcus Jejaun Williams
Independent Conservative

FEC S0AL00255
 

Senator Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions, III (Republican) who was first elected in 1996 and re-elected in 2002, 2008, and 2014 was confirmed as Attorney General in the Trump administration on 8 February 2017 by the U.S. Senate, 52-47.
9 February 2017: Governor Robert J. Bentley (Republican) named state Attorney General Luther Strange to the seat.
On 9 February 2017, Governor Robert J. Bentley (Republican) called a special election concurrent with the regular 6 November 2018 election to fill the remaining 2 years of the term.
18 April 2017: Governor Kay Ivey (Republican) called a Special Election for Tuesday 12 December 2017. The primary is Tuesday 15 August 2017. If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote in the primary, a Tuesday 26 September 2017 runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters.
12 December 2017: Doug Jones (Democratic) is elected in a Special Election.
28 December 2017: Doug Jones (Democratic) is certified as the winner.
3 January 2018: Doug Jones (Democratic) is sworn.


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, 2016.
[also served in the U.S. House- elected: 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984 as a Democrat]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     former Brighton Mayor Brandaun Lefred Dean
FEC S2AL00111

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor Kay Ivey
Ascended to the chair 10 April 2017 following the resignation of Governor Robert J. Bentley (Republican). First elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. Elected separately from the Governor.

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Will Ainsworth
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Lieutenant Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
6 Republican (1 Open, 5 Undetermined);
1 Democratic (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th 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 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 20 February 2019: Announced he is running for the Class 2 Senate Seat in 2020.
 Candidate list (6) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     James Averhart
FEC H0AL01097; 30 Jun 19; Tot $16,000; Dsb $8,000
  Candidate Democratic     Kiani Arkus Gardner
FEC H0AL01105
  Candidate Republican     Mobile County Commissioner  Jerry Lee Carl, Jr.
FEC H0AL01055; 30 Jun 19; Tot $600,618; Dsb $59,919
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Bill Hightower
FEC H0AL01089
  Candidate Republican     Douglas Westley "Wes" Lambert, III
FEC H0AL01063; 30 Jun 19; Tot $48,130; Dsb $46,130
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Christopher Paul "Chris" Pringle
FEC H0AL01071; 30 Jun 19; Tot $215,612; Dsb $22,796

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman  Martha Roby
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Martha Roby
FEC H0AL02087; 30 Jun 19; Tot $216,273; Dsb $138,795

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman  Michael Dennis "Mike" Rogers
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Michael Dennis "Mike" Rogers
FEC H2AL03032; 30 Jun 19; Tot $410,593; Dsb $240,591

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman  Robert Brown Aderholt
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Robert Brown Aderholt
FEC H6AL04098; 31 Mar 19; Tot $156,660; Dsb $88,616

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5 Republican Congressman  Morris J. "Mo" Brooks, Jr.
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Morris J. "Mo" Brooks, Jr.
FEC H0AL05163; 30 Jun 19; Tot $220,395; Dsb $42,107
  Candidate Republican     Chris W. Lewis
FEC H0AL05205; 30 Jun 19; Tot $44,633; Dsb $9,174

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman  Gary Palmer
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Gary Palmer
FEC H4AL06098; 30 Jun 19; Tot $258,597; Dsb $179,490
  Candidate Other     Kaynen Bryant Pellegrino
FEC H0AL06112

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7 Democratic Congressman  Terrycina Andrea "Terri" Sewell
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Terrycina Andrea "Terri" Sewell
FEC H0AL07086; 30 Jun 19; Tot $542,279; Dsb $382,060

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Secretary of State John Harold Merrill
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
18 June 2019: Filed with the FEC to run for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat.

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Attorney General  Steven Troy "Steve" Marshall
Appointed 10 February 2017 re: Attorney General Luther Strange's (Republican) appointment to the state's Senate Class 2 seat. First elected: 2010.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Treasurer John McMillan
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Auditor  Jim "Zig" Zeigler
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Agriculture and Industries Commissioner Rick Pate
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 2 incumbents, 6 candidates
  Republican: 14 incumbents, 20 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Libertarian
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
  Other: 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.

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
  Alabama Secretary of State
  AlabamaVotes.gov
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Alabama Legislature
Democratic
  Alabama Democratic Party
Republican
  Alabama Republican Party
Third 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 News Network - WAKA CBS 8 - WNCF ABC 32 - WBMM CW 22 - Montgomery
  Alabama Political Reporter
  Andalusia Star News
  Daily Mountain Eagle - Jasper
  Hartselle Enquirer
  Mobile Register
  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-8 (ABC - Montgomery)
  WBRC TV - FOX - Birmingham
  WHNT TV - Huntsville
  WIAT TV-42 (CBS - Birmingham)
  WKRG TV-5 (CBS - Mobile)
  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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