The Green Papers
2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Alabama Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 1 June 20041
State Democratic Executive Committee Meeting: Saturday 12 June 2004
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Kerry, John F.164,021   75.0%47.   75.8%62.  100.0%
Uncommitted38,223   17.5%15.   24.2% 
Kucinich, Dennis J.9,076    4.2%  
LaRouche, Lyndon H., Jr.7,254    3.3%  
Total218,574  100.0%62.  100.0%62.  100.0%

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Alabama Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress


26 May 2004 Unpledged delegate preference update: Kerry: 1. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" column.

The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the 1 June Primary. This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

Returns from the Alabama Secretary of State

The Alabama Democratic Party reports that "Uncommitted" received more than 15% of the primary vote in CDs 1, 2, 3, and 4. Hence, "Uncommitted" will received one delegate in each of those CDs. At the State Convention, 6 Kerry delegates and 1 "Uncommitted" unpledged PLEO delegates were elected along with 11 Kerry and 1 "Uncommitted" At-Large delegates.


Tuesday 1 June 2004: 54 of 62 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Alabama Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level.

  • 35 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 7 congressional districts.
    • CD 1: 4
    • CD 2: 5
    • CD 3: 5
    • CD 4: 5
    • CD 5: 5
    • CD 6: 4
    • CD 7: 7
  • In addition, 19 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 12 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 7 Pledged PLEOs

Saturday 12 June 2004 - State Democratic Executive Committee Meeting

The remaining 8 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 7 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 5 Democratic National Committee members
    • 2 Members of Congress (Representatives)
  • 1 Unpledged "add-on" (selected during the State Democratic Executive Committee).

These 8 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Delegation to the National Convention

Alabama Delegation (as posted by, 4 July 2004)

Pledged District30535
Pledged PLEO617
Pledged At-Large11112
Total Pledged47754
Alternate Pledged District707
Alternate Pledged PLEO000
Alternate Pledged At-Large112
Total Alternates819
Unpledged  8
Pages  3
Pledged District 1KerryHon. James BuskeyMobile, AL
Pledged District 1KerryHon. William ClarkPrichard, AL
Pledged District 1KerryHon. Vivian FiguresMobile, AL
Pledged District 1UncommittedBarbara TurnerMonroeville, AL
Pledged District 2KerryBeatrice BrooksEnterprise, AL
Pledged District 2KerryHon. Bernest BrooksEnterprise, AL
Pledged District 2KerryTyna DavisMontgomery, AL
Pledged District 2UncommittedWarren DavisMontgomery, AL
Pledged District 2KerryHon. Janet MayMontgomery, AL
Pledged District 3KerryAlbert BellTalladega, AL
Pledged District 3KerryElla BellMontgomery, AL
Pledged District 3KerryHon. Barbara BoydAnniston, AL
Pledged District 3KerryHon. James DunnAnniston, AL
Pledged District 3UncommittedBarbara HowardTuskegee Institute, AL
Pledged District 4KerryMaudie BedfordRussellvile, AL
Pledged District 4KerryHon. Roger BedfordRussellville, AL
Pledged District 4KerryHon. Jim FolsomCullman, AL
Pledged District 4KerryMarsha FolsomCullman, AL
Pledged District 4UncommittedBrad WilliamsCrane Hilll, AL
Pledged District 5KerryHon. Marcel BlackTuscumbia, AL
Pledged District 5KerryRex CheathamDecatur, AL
Pledged District 5KerryHon. Albert HallCurley, AL
Pledged District 5KerryHon. Susan ParkerRogersville, AL
Pledged District 5UncommittedPam WallaceAthens, AL
Pledged District 6KerryKatherine BakerBirmingham, AL
Pledged District 6KerryTom BarnettBirmingham, AL
Pledged District 6KerryDoug JonesBiirmingham, AL
Pledged District 6KerryPatricia ToddBirmingham, AL
Pledged District 7KerrySallie CookTuscaloosa, AL
Pledged District 7KerryKobi LittleSelma, AL
Pledged District 7KerryBettye MayeYork, AL
Pledged District 7KerryHon. E.B. McClainMidfield, AL
Pledged District 7KerryHon. Bobby SingletonGreensboro, AL
Pledged District 7KerryHon. Shelia SmootBirmingham, AL
Pledged District 7KerryHon. Albert TurnerMarion, AL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Lowell BarronRainsville, AL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Priscilla DunnBessemer, AL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Laura HallHuntsville, AL
Pledged PLEOUncommittedHon. Seth HammettAndalusia, AL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Richard LindseyCentre, AL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Rodger SmithermanBirmingham, AL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Nancy WorleyMontgomery, AL
Pledged At-LargeKerryGinger AveryPrattville, AL
Pledged At-LargeKerryHelen CarterBirmingham, AL
Pledged At-LargeKerryCarolyn DavisBirmingham, AL
Pledged At-LargeKerryGrover DunnBessemer, AL
Pledged At-LargeKerryErnestine ElliottDecatur, AL
Pledged At-LargeKerryIsaiah EzellNormal, AL
Pledged At-LargeKerryFred GrayTuskegee, AL
Pledged At-LargeKerryAnn HubbertMontgomery, AL
Pledged At-LargeUncommittedHon. Quinton RossMontgomery, AL
Pledged At-LargeKerryTeresa SmileyHayden, AL
Pledged At-LargeKerryDoris Stallworth-BarronAnniston, AL
Pledged At-LargeKerryFrankye UnderwoodJasper, AL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerrySusan BrownOwens Cross Roads, AL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryBarbara BryantGadsden, AL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryDale BryantSelma, AL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryHon. Danny CorbettPhenix City, AL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryLynn HicksAlabaster, AL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryHon. Joseph MitchellMobile, AL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryDaniel RobinsonMontgomery, AL
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Terance DawsonMontgomery, AL
Alternate Pledged At-LargeUncommittedPat LewisMobile, AL
Unpledged Add-on Valvier BrightMontgomery, AL
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Robert CramerWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Artur DavisBirmingham, AL
Unpledged DNC Member Amy BurksDecatur, AL
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Alvin HolmesMontgomery, AL
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Yvonne KennedyMobile, AL
Unpledged DNC Member
Delegation Chair
 Redding PittMontgomery, AL
Unpledged DNC Member Joe ReedMontgomery, AL
Page Jo Lynn BurksDecatur, AL
Page Brian OakesDecatur, AL
Page Steven ReedMontgomery, AL

Congressional Districts  

Congressional Districts re: Counties

County District(s)
Autauga CD 2
Baldwin CD 1
Barbour CD 2
Bibb CD 6
Blount CD 4
Bullock CD 2
Butler CD 2
Calhoun CD 3
Chambers CD 3
Cherokee CD 3
Chilton CD 6
Choctaw CD 7
Clarke CDs 1 & 7
Clay CD 3
Cleburne CD 3
Coffee CD 2
Colbert CD 5
Conecuh CD 2
Coosa CDs 3 & 6
Covington CD 2
Crenshaw CD 2
Cullman CD 4
Dale CD 2
Dallas CD 7
De Kalb CD 4
Elmore CD 2
Escambia CD 1
Etowah CD 4
Fayette CD 4
Franklin CD 4
Geneva CD 2
Greene CD 7
Hale CD 7
Henry CD 2
Houston CD 2
Jackson CD 5
Jefferson CDs 6 & 7
Lamar CD 4
Lauderdale CD 5
Lawrence CD 5
Lee CD 3
Limestone CD 5
Lowndes CD 2
Macon CD 3
Madison CD 5
Marengo CD 7
Marion CD 4
Marshall CD 4
Mobile CD 1
Monroe CD 1
Montgomery CDs 2 & 3
Morgan CDs 4 & 5
Perry CD 7
Pickens CDs 4 & 7
Pike CD 2
Randolph CD 3
Russell CD 3
St. Clair CDs 4 & 6
Shelby CD 6
Sumter CD 7
Talladega CD 3
Tallapoosa CD 3
Tuscaloosa CDs 6 & 7
Walker CD 4
Washington CD 1
Wilcox CD 7
Winston CD 4

1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.


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