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Monday, March 30th, 2020

An Update From Chair England

 

Fellow Democrats,

I hope this note finds each of you safe and healthy, as we all adjust to the whirlwind of challenges and change that have come along with COVID 19 virus and our absolute commitment to overcome it.

We took pro-active, early action in mid March to stop the spread and protect our members, staff, and elected officials by cancelling all Alabama Democratic Party sponsored events, and requiring most Party employees to work from home. 

Despite the challenges, our staff and volunteers have found ways to keep making good things happen.  I am especially proud to report that the Party is now in full compliance with all DNC requirements, our Delegate Selection Plan has been approved, and we are now - for the first time in more than a year - receiving the $10,000/month in party building funds from the DNC.  Moreover, we have also received more than $120k in funds that were withheld in previous years for lack of compliance.  Folks this is a big deal. 

I am also proud of our Democratic Elected Officials who continue to demonstrate real leadership that puts people ahead of politics.  Expanding medicaid, vote by mail, and early voting are all on the table thanks to Democrats in the legislature.  Our Democratic Mayors, Randall Woodfin, Walt Maddox, and Steven Reed have all taken bold and decisive actions that will save lives. 

Thank you again to each of you who are the backbone of the Alabama Democratic Party.  Everything we do, we do for you.  Stay safe, stay home, and listen to and follow the advice of public health professionals.  We're all in this together.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Statement from the Alabama Democratic Party on COVID epidemic in Alabama

As the COVID epidemic in Alabama continues to spread and accelerate, it is more important than ever that we be responsible citizens and follow the advice of public health officials, and take the steps necessary to protect our friends, family, and fellow citizens.

It is also more important than ever that our elected leaders follow the advice of the medical experts and not let politics and profits get in the way of good policy that puts the health and safety of people first.

Unfortunately there are worrying signs that the Montgomery insiders and special interests are starting to use their influence to undercut the advice of the medical professionals who are urging prudent steps like those taken by Mayor Woodfin in Birmingham, Mayor Maddox in Tuscaloosa, and those advocated for by Representative Daniels in Huntsville, and Senator Singleton in Hale County.

We urge Governor Ivey and ALL elected officials to make decisions based on the best advice from the health professionals. Please use your voice to demand the same of your elected officials.

This is about people, not politics, and lives depend on it.

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: 2020 Delegate Selection Plan Approved by DNC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2020

DNC Approves the Alabama Democratic Party’s 2020 Delegate Selection Plan

The Democratic National Committee has approved the Alabama Democratic Party’s 2020 Delegate Selection Plan (DSP) to send delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, July 13-16, 2020.

The Alabama Democratic Party is committed to doing everything we can to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and well-being of Alabamians. The DNC has approved changes to our Plan including the immediate postponement of the state committee meeting by ten weeks, now scheduled for June 6. This allows the ADP to complete the process within DNC parameters while lowering the risk of coronavirus transmission.

*View the ADP Delegate Selection Plan.*

Alabama Democrats will send 52 pledged delegates to the national convention in Milwaukee. 34 were elected March 3 and 18 more will be selected June 6. Details available at aldemocrats.org.

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Facts Supporting Alabama Democrats’ Call for Civic Resilience

We proposed common sense reforms to make our civic institutions more resilient. COVID-19 may be the current disruption of our elections, but no one should be so naive as to think it will be the last disruption we will face. Alabama must offer in-person early voting in every county across the state, offer no-excuse absentee voting and vote-by-mail, and immediately convene a bipartisan working group to explore how to make our elections more resilient.

These are incremental changes with nationwide track records of success. Alabama, the cradle of voting rights, should adapt and create a responsive voting system that allows working families, students, and voters with limited mobility the best chance at full participation.

1. In-person early voting.

The overwhelming majority of states allow some form of in-person early voting, including Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia. All of our neighboring states allows early voting but Mississippi.

There is already a proposal in the Alabama Legislature to enact early voting. H.B. 30 is sponsored by Rep. Thomas Jackson (D-Thomasville) and Rep. Kirk Hatcher (D-Montgomery) would require at least one early voting location in each county to be open for a two-week period before election day so a qualified Alabama voter could cast a ballot.

2. No-excuse absentee voting, including vote by mail.

Currently, Alabama law limits the reasons a voter may cast an absentee ballot to five specific reasons. Secretary Merrill has used his emergency powers to override Alabama Code section 17-11-3(a)(1) through (5), which shows those limitations have outlived their usefulness.

There is already a proposal in the Legislature to fix this problem. H.B. 251, sponsored by Rep. Laura Hall (D-Huntsville), would make no-excuse absentee voting the law, and not just a one-time exception. This needs to be fully open and legal, not subject to the whims of elections officials.

In two-thirds of the states, voters have the option of voting no-excuse absentee.

Four states conduct their elections entirely by mail. Oregon has had two decades of experience voting by mail. Washington, Colorado, and Hawaii all have gone to vote-by-mail elections within the last decade.

A study by the Pew Charitable Trusts determined vote-by-mail in Colorado reduced election administration costs by 40% in counties with available data. Vote by mail also increases voter participation, especially among those with mobility issues.

3. Bipartisan working group.

This group should be convened immediately in a way that complies with CDC and ADPH guidance for COVID-19 prevention, including teleworking. It should explore drive-up voting, mail-out ballots with drive-up return, and other sensible solutions to minimize the likelihood that voters, elections officials, or poll workers could contract a deadly disease because they exercised their most fundamental right.

Probate judges, lawyers, and elections officials will benefit from strategic foresight from other disciplines. We recommend including the following:

We need a serious, non-ideological examination of how to ensure Alabama’s elections are secure and accessible to all Alabama voters in November 2020 and for years to come.

This working group should report back with actionable steps within 30 days so we can implement their recommendations before November.

We must protect the health and safety of voters, elections officials, and poll workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. And now is the time to protect the fundamental rights of full electoral participation for every Alabama voter and ensure our civic institutions are resilient against modern threats. Every qualified voter should be able to cast a ballot in this election. It doesn’t matter whether they’re Democrats or Republicans, it only matters that they’re Alabama voters.

It’s past time to pass these reforms. Voting should be easy.

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Alabama Democrats Join Call to Postpone March 31 Primary Runoff Election

The Alabama Democratic Party joins Secretary of State John Merrill in exploring a brief postponement of the March 31 primary runoff election. It is a prudent course of action in this one specific circumstance. Protecting the health and safety of voters, poll workers, and election officials should not be a partisan issue—nor should common sense, fundamental election reforms that make voting easier and our electoral system more modern and resilient.

We ask John Merrill, the Alabama Republican Party, and Republican elected officials to join us in putting partisanship aside to accomplish the following goals before November 2020 and for every election moving forward:

  1. Pass legislation to make “no excuse” absentee voting the law, rather than a one-time exception. This includes making voting by mail available to all Alabama voters.
  2. Pass legislation allowing for two weeks of in-person early voting in every county.
  3. Convene a bipartisan panel to explore other ways to modernize our elections, increase participation, make voting more secure, and make our civic institutions more resilient to disruption, regardless of the cause or crisis.

These are not impossible reforms, nor are they rocket science. Voting should be easy. The vast majority of other states have taken these common sense steps to ensure the resilience of their civic institutions. It’s past time for Alabama, the cradle of voting rights, to do the same.

Friday, March 13th, 2020

COVID-19 Virus and Alabama Democratic Party Activities

We have received a number of inquiries from County Democratic Parties around the state regarding whether to hold or cancel County Committee Meetings, fundraisers, events, etc.

At this time, and until further notice, we are cancelling all events sponsored by the State Democratic Party and will be waiving the monthly meeting requirement for County Democratic Executive Committees.

The Alabama Democratic Party Headquarters will remain open, however.

In addition to using your own good judgement and taking practical precautions, we ask that everyone seek out and follow the professional advice of your local, state, and federal health officials.

To be clear, your health and safety and that of your family and all of the citizens of Alabama is the most important consideration and far outweighs any DNC, SDEC, or County Committee meeting requirements.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions and thank you for all that you do for the Democratic Party, our state, and your community.

Wade Perry
Executive Director - Alabama Democratic Party

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Convention Delegates Elected March 3, 2020

The following delegates were elected on March 3, 2020.

Joseph R. Biden awarded two men and two women in Congressional District 1.
Napoleon Bracy, Jr.
Adline C. Clarke, Jr.
Barbara Drummond
Ben H. Harris, III

Joseph R. Biden awarded two men and three women in Congressional District 2.
Harriet Jay Hubbard
Julian McPhillips
Joe M. Reed
Vacant (female)
Vacant (female)

Joseph R. Biden awarded two men and one women in Congressional District 3.
Lindsey Bickerstaff
Dolores (Dee) Crumly
Johnny Ford

Joseph R. Biden awarded one man and one women in Congressional District 4.
Maudie Bedford
Roger Bedford

Joseph R. Biden awarded two men and two women in Congressional District 5.
Susan C. Brown
Parker Griffith
Laura Hall
Michael L. Smith

Joseph R. Biden awarded one man and two women in Congressional District 6.
Brooke Battle
Earl F. Hilliard, Sr.
Lashunda Scales

Joseph R. Biden awarded four men and four women in Congressional District 7.
Linda Coleman-Madison
Christopher Davis
Juandalynn Givan
Earl Hilliard, Jr.
John Hilliard
Michael Miller
Shelia Smoot
Sheila D. Tyson

Bernie Sanders awarded one man in Congressional District 1.
Kris Adkison

Bernie Sanders awarded one woman in Congressional District 3.
Carla Smith

Bernie Sanders awarded one man in Congressional District 4.
Jared D. Vaughn

Bernie Sanders awarded one woman in Congressional District 5.
Tara Bailey

Bernie Sanders awarded one man in Congressional District 6.
Caleb Burnett

Joseph R. Biden awarded three men and three women as PLEO delegates.

Bernie Sanders awarded one man as a PLEO delegate.

Joseph R. Biden awarded five men and four women as at-large delegates.

Bernie Sanders awarded one man and one woman as at-large delegates.

Joseph R. Biden awarded one man and two women as alternates.

Bernie Sanders awarded one woman as an alternative.

Joseph R. Biden awarded five standing committee members.

Bernie Sanders awarded one standing committee member.

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Statement from Chair England: Lawsuit Dismissed!

A Statement from Chairman Chris England:

Today, Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Greg Griffin dismissed the suit filed by former Chairwoman Nancy Worley against the leadership of the Alabama Democratic Party. I’m excited both to put this matter behind us and to get to work doing what matters most, electing Democrats in Alabama.

Alabamians deserve a party that prioritizes the issues that matter most: jobs, a fair economy, health care, and education. Now more than ever, Alabama Democrats must stand united against policies that heap burdens on our workers, foster inequality, and weaken our economy. Together we will lead Alabama into a more prosperous future, one enjoyed by all.

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Alabama Democratic Party Hires Staff in Advance of 2020 Election Cycle

The Alabama Democratic Party announces the hire of three staff members as it prepares for the 2020 election cycle.

Wade Perry, Executive Director. Wade Perry returns to the Alabama Democratic Party as Executive Director, a role in which he served as interim during the 2000 election cycle. Mr. Perry, a Mobile native, is a graduate of Presbyterian College with a B.S. in Political Science. Mr. Perry was campaign manager for the successful 2017 election of U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, the first Alabama Democrat to win a Senate election in 25 years. He previously worked for the Alabama Education Association, and for numerous political and issue advocacy campaigns. As Executive Director, he will manage the Party’s Montgomery headquarters, set the strategic direction for the Party, and oversee all of the functions of the Alabama Democratic Party as it builds party infrastructure, recruits candidates, reaches voters, and prepares to win elections with Democrats up and down the ballot.

Dexter Strong, Director of Communications. Dexter Strong, a Huntsville native, has been hired as Director of Communications. Mr. Strong is an ordained minister and political strategist who has lectured at colleges and universities across the South about the intersection of politics and religion. Mr. Strong earned a B.A. in Religious Studies from The University of Alabama, where he was a scholarship member of the Speech and Debate Team and a national champion in impromptu speaking. Mr. Strong previously served as the chief strategist for Peter Joffrion for Congress, as a communications consultant with the Alabama House Democratic Caucus, and worked on several other political and issue advocacy campaigns. He currently serves as the Youth Director at Monte Sano United Methodist Church and is a member of the Huntsville Committee of 100. As Director of Communications, Mr. Strong will communicate the priorities, values, and vision of the Party to its constituents and voters.

Crystal Smitherman, Manager of Strategic Engagement and Research. Crystal Smitherman, a Titusville native, has been hired as the Manager of Strategic Engagement and Research for the Party. Ms. Smitherman was elected to represent Birmingham City Council, District 6 in October 2019, following her initial appointment in January 2019. As a member of the Birmingham City Council, Ms. Smitherman chairs the Public Improvements Committee and serves on the Census 2020 and Redistricting Committees. Ms. Smitherman holds a J.D. from The University of Alabama School of Law and a B.S. in Biology, with a minor in Leadership Studies from Hampton University, where was a scholarship member of the golf team. Ms. Smitherman was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 2019 and practices law with her father, Sen. Rodger Smitherman, at the Smitherman Law Office, LLC. Ms. Smitherman previously worked for several Birmingham law firms and served as an Outreach Education Contractor for Girls Inc. In the community, she serves on the boards of directors of Red Mountain Park, Railroad Park, and Police Athletic Teams. As Manager of Strategic Engagement and Research Director, Ms. Smitherman will communicate the priorities and vision of the Party to its constituents. She also will add an important research background regarding pending and proposed legislation, and other key issues.

Quotes from Chairman Christopher J. England:

“With these three hires, we continue the important work of rebuilding the infrastructure of the Alabama Democratic Party. When Sen. Doug Jones was elected in 2017, we all saw Democrats can win in Alabama. Candidates need to know that we’re going to support them, build the volunteer network of the Party, and have an established system to be competitive. We believe Alabama Democrats can run everywhere, and win everywhere.”

“Wade Perry is a longtime political professional. He knows how to win elections in Alabama as well as anyone and has a proven track record of winning. He’s a strategic thinker and knows how to reach folks all over the state.”

“Dexter Strong has worked on important campaigns. Dexter’s perspective will allow us to speak clearly regarding what Alabama Democrats believe. We will make the case to voters that our policies are a better way to love their neighbors than the opposition’s are.”

“Crystal Smitherman has the work ethic and character to help us with strategic engagement of our constituents in 2020 and her research background will allow us to set smart legislative priorities. She’s already making her mark as a Birmingham City Council member and she comes from a family that values public service. Crystal has two higher ed degrees, and could’ve worked anywhere in America, but she chose to come back home to Alabama and make a difference. We need more people like her.”

“With these first three hires, you can see we’re building party infrastructure, and we will recruit candidates, reach voters, and win elections. This is a Party for everyone in Alabama. It doesn’t matter your age, sexual orientation, gender, race, or economic status. Alabama Democrats are going to come and ask for your vote.”

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Sample Ballots for 2020 Primary Election

Sample ballots are available for the 2020 Primary Election that will be held on March 3, 2020. Click the link below to view or download sample ballots by county.

Link:  2020 Primary Election Sample Ballots

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

New Year’s Message from Chair England

It’s 2020 and I’m stoked. On this first day, I want to take a moment to thank you for everything that you do for the Democratic Party. Together we’re building a better Alabama, for you and your neighbors. 2019 was a milestone year for Democrats, and none of it would have been possible without the support and engagement of our smart, savvy, passionate, and loyal members like you.

I find my thoughts reflecting back on our shared journey that began November 2nd. When you entrusted Patricia Todd and me as your chairs of the Alabama Democratic Party, the responsibility has set me ablaze. We’ve got to get this right but that’s only possible when we’re working together. In 2020 we must work with a common purpose, and we will.

Democrats across Alabama came together and accomplished so much in 2019—some of the highlights include:

Organizing From the Grassroots
Early in 2019 Chair Worley organized regional leadership meetings across each congressional district. County chairs were briefed on the party’s 2018 analysis and were given new strategies for organizing. The events were well attended by party leaders and good democrats alike, laying a solid foundation for growth throughout the year.

Three Down, Two to Go
2019 started with only two large city mayors, Randall Woodfin in Birmingham and Walt Maddox in Tuscaloosa. That changed Oct. 8 with the election of Steven Reed in Montgomery. Thanks to strong grassroots and groups like the Alabama Democratic Conference, Montgomery elected a Democrat and the city’s first Mayor of color. Going forward, our challenge is replicating this win in Mobile and Huntsville. We can, we will.

A Party That Reflects the People
2019 saw a new commitment to diversity with amendments to the Alabama Democratic Party Bylaws. The creation of additional diversity caucuses ensures that everyone, regardless of their constituency, has a home in the Democratic Party. Representation for Asians, Hispanics, Youth, Native Americans, and the LGBTQ+ community was enhanced while maintaining the historic leadership of African Americans. The state committee’s numbers grew to ensure that every county and all communities have a voice on the state committee.

New Leadership and a New Voice
November elections brought familiar faces to leadership. Representative Chris England was elected Alabama Democratic Party Chair, the first African American to hold the title. Likewise former Representative Patricia Todd was elected Vice-Chair, the first lesbian elected to Alabama Democratic Party leadership. We ran to unify the party and bring new energy to Democrats everywhere. People listened.  New contributions are past $50,000 and Facebook friends have grown by 1,000 likes.

Investing In Our Future
Speaking of Facebook, Alabama Democrats are engaging online in exciting new ways. We’ve turned-on Facebook, twitter too. We’re serving it fresh daily. Technology is the greatest organizing platform available and the Alabama Democratic Party is investing in tools like NGP 8 to keep you informed. With new tools and a new attitude, look for regular communications across all of the platforms.

Expanding the Field
Seventeen Presidential candidates, a record number, filed with the Alabama Democratic Party in November. Coupled with local and statewide candidates, look for an engaging ballot on March 3rd with over 400 Democrats running for office. Campaigning for public office is an enormous sacrifice; please show gratitude however you can. Give your time, write checks, knock doors, tell your friends, have those hard conversations with neighbors. Support the candidates. Say “thank you.” Without candidates, we wouldn’t have a Party.

First Things First
One of our key goals in 2020 is getting the Alabama Democratic Party back on track. To that end, Party leadership is working with the DNC to overhaul Party operations, improve Alabama’s delegate process, strengthen cybersecurity, and restore partnership funds. The DNC is our closest partner and strengthening these bonds is a top priority.

Reflecting back on all that we accomplished together in 2019, I am amazed at everything that we were able to achieve. I wish you all the best for a happy, healthy, and bright New Year—and I’m looking forward to the new ways we can partner together in 2020 as we take on the most pressing challenges facing Alabama and seize the extraordinary opportunities in the year ahead.

Christopher John England
Alabama Democratic Party Chair

Friday, December 20th, 2019

Certified Candidates for 2020 Primary Election

Chair England certified the Democratic candidates that will be on the ballot in the March, 3, 2020 Primary Election. Unopposed candidates were nominated for the general election.

Download the list of certified candidates:  Certified Candidates for 2020 Democratic Primary Election

 

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Candidate Challenge Hearing Results

Following the November 8, 2019 qualifying deadline, two candidacy challenges were timely filed. Chair England convened a subcommittee and appointed Jim Sturdivant (chair), Julia Juarez, Sue Thompson, Curtis Travis, and Terri Wiggins-Chapman, all of whom are members of the Alabama Democratic Executive Committee. The committee met November 26, 2019 to hear the challenges and their orders follow.

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

SDEC Meeting on November 16 is Cancelled

Notice of Cancellation of Meeting

By unanimous vote of the State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC) of Alabama, the November 16, 2019 meeting that was voted on at the October 12, 2019 SDEC meeting was cancelled. There will be no meeting of the SDEC on Saturday, November 16, 2019.

If you have questions, please contact the offices of the Alabama Democratic Party by phone at (334) 262-2221 or via email at alademchairengland@gmail.com.

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Qualified Candidates for March 3, 2020 Primary

Last updated 11:59 pm 11/8/2019. Preliminary qualifiers listed, with form processing still in progress.

Michael Bennet - President
Joseph R. Biden - President
Michael R. Bloomberg - President
Cory Booker - President
Steve Bullock - President
Pete Buttigieg - President
Julian Castro - President
John K. Delaney - President
Tulsi Gabbard - President
Kamala Harris - President
Amy Klobuchar - President
Bernie Sanders - President
Joe Sestak - President
Tom Steyer - President
Elizabeth Warren - President
Marianne Williamson - President
Andrew Yang - President

Doug Jones - US Senate

James Averhart - US House District 1
Kiani A. Gardner - US House District 1
Rick Collins - US House District 1
Phyllis Harvey-Hall - US House District 2
Nathan Mathis - US House District 2
Adia "Dr. Dia" Winfrey - US House District 3
Rick Neighbors - US House District  4
Terri Sewell - US House District 7

Laura "lower bills, cleaner air and water" Casey - Public Service Commission President
Robert L. Mardis, III - Public Service Commission President

Tom Holmes - State Board of Education, District 1
Jarralynne Agee - State Board of Education, District 3
Fred Bell - State Board of Education, District 5
Tonya Smith Chestnut - State  Board of Education, District 5
Ron Davis - State Board of Education, District 5
Phillip Ensler - State Board of Education, District 5
Pamela J. Laffitte - State Board of Education, District 5
Patrice "Penni" McClammy - State Board of Education, District 5
Woodie E. Pugh, Jr. - State Board of Education, District 5
Joanne Shum - State Board of Education, District 5
Dr. Robert White II - State Board of Education, District 5
Billie Jean Young - State Board of Education, District 5


Shanta Owens - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 2
Kechia Davis - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 3
Sandy E. Lee - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 3
Everett W. Wess - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 3
Monica Agee - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 10
Patrick James Ballard - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 10
Linda Hall - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 16
Everett Wess - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 16
Madeline Hinson Lewis - Circuit Judge, 15th Circuit Place 2
Brooke E. Reid - Circuit Judge, 15th Circuit Place 2
J.R. Gaines - Circuit Judge, 15th Circuit Place 4
Lloria Munnerlyn James - Circuit Judge, 15th Circuit Place 7
Vicky U. Toles - Circuit Judge, 15th Circuit Place 7
Johnny Hardwick - Circuit Judge, 15th Circuit Place 9
David Johnson - Circuit Judge, 26th Circuit Place 2
 

Brandon Eugene Collins - District Judge, Butler County
Lillie Jones-Osborne - District Judge, Greene County
Martha R. Cook - District Judge, Jefferson County Place 1
Gerri Robinson - District Judge, Jefferson County Place 1
Maria Fortune - District Judge, Jefferson County Place 2
Ruby Yvette Davis - District Judge, Jefferson County Place 7
Terrika Shaw - District Judge, Jefferson County Place 7
Angeline J. Sperling - District Judge, Jefferson County Place 7
Deborah Hill Biggers - District Judge, Macon County
Alan "Big Al" Colvin - District Judge, Mobile County Place 3
Monet McCorvey Gaines - District Judge, Montgomery County Place 1
Angela Starr - District Judge, Montgomery County Place 1
Paul R. Holland - District Judge, Morgan County Place 3
Steve Boyd - District Judge, Sumter County
Tammy Jackson Montgomery - District Judge, Sumter County
Seth L. Diamond - District Judge, Walker County
 

Convention Delegates:

Robert (Bob) Adams - Uncommitted, CD1
Kris Adkison - Sanders, CD1
Lula Albert - Sanders, CD1
Colin Sanders Al-Greene - Biden, CD1
Napoleon Bracy, Jr. - Biden, CD1
John F. Butler - Biden, CD1
Mary Ann Chapman - Buttigieg, CD1
Adline C. Clarke - Biden, CD1
William M. Cunningham, Jr. - Biden, CD1
Ron Davis - Uncommitted, CD1
Barbara Drummond - Biden, CD1
Patricia G. Edington - Biden, CD1
Virginia Edington - Biden, CD1
Jason Fisher - Biden, CD1
Wesley J. Funes - Warren, CD1
Ben H. Harrris, III - Biden, CD1
Pamela J. Laffitte - Harris, CD1
Phylis A. Logsdon - Uncommitted, CD1
Jason "JJ" James - Sanders, CD1
Jennifer James - Sanders, CD1
Willie A. James, III - Biden, CD1
Mary H. Johnson - Buttigieg, CD1
Sandi Johnston - Sanders, CD1
Theodore F. Kearley - Buttigieg, CD1
Patricia A. Lewis - Uncommitted, CD1
Jesse McDaniel - Warren, CD1
Mary Morris - Biden, CD1
Simone Normand - Warren, CD1
Henry Juzan Perkins - Sanders, CD1
Marian Hope Ponder - Sanders, CD1
Nathaniel Robertson - Warren, CD1
Skylar L. Rutledge - Buttigieg, CD1
Claire W. Taylor-Davis - Warren, CD1
Charles Daniel Thompson - Harris, CD1
Barbara Turner - Biden, CD1
Stephanie "Michele" Walker-Harmon - Buttigieg, CD1
Nancy Taylor Watson - Warren, CD1
Slade Watson - Warren, CD1
Andrew J. Webber - Harris, CD1
Keiana Quarker White - Warren, CD1
Ann White-Spunner - Biden, CD1
Elizabeth Williams - Warren, CD1
Alison Gay Wood - Booker, CD1
Stacey Yim - Yang, CD1
William Alverson - Buttigieg, CD2
John Anzalone - Biden, CD2
William Wilson Blount - Biden, CD2
Iesha Brooks - Warren, CD2
Jesse Brown - Sanders, CD2
Janet Y. Buskey - Harris, CD2
Christina Butler - Uncommitted, CD2
Melody L. Davis - Harris, CD2
Tyna D. Davis - Uncommitted, CD2
Warren D. Davis - Uncommitted, CD2
Ronnie Garrett Exum - Buttigieg, CD2
Norma Cleghorn - Sanders, CD2
Heather Reeves Coleman - Warren, CD2
J. Mark Coleman - Sanders, CD2
Edward Ramon Cooper - Harris, CD2
Madison Faile - Buttigieg, CD2
Jason Fifield - Sanders, CD2
Tammy Knight Fleming - Harris, CD2
Lycurgus Hatcher - Biden, CD2
Allyson Holland - Harris, CD2
Paige M. Horace - Harris, CD2
Harriet Jay Hubbard - Biden, CD2
Marion "Steve" Hubbard - Warren, CD2
Tabitha Isner - Uncommitted, CD2
Nolan Ivy Jackson - Biden, CD2
Robert Jackson - Warren, CD2
Kathleen Kirkpatrick - Warren, CD2
Kierstan Lewis - Harris, CD2
Lee Lindsay - Uncommitted, CD2
Ansley K. Markwell - Uncommitted, CD2
Nicholas Martin - Biden, CD1
Julian McPhillips - Biden, CD2
Amanda Morgan-Deel - Sanders, CD2
Elaine Stopp Mullins - Buttigieg, CD2
Dillon Nettles - Warren, CD2
Charlene Hines Rallo - Harris, CD2
Joe Reed - Biden, CD2
Brandon Lee Richards - Sanders, CD2
Monica Denise Riley - Warren, CD2
Zaakira L. Sadrud-Din - Warren, CD2
Tara Sexton - Sanders, CD2
Amy Tyler - Sanders, CD2
Richard Whetstone - Warren, CD2
Pamela Wiggins - Warren, CD2
Joel Lee Williams - Biden, CD2
Terry D. Adamson Jr. - Uncommitted, CD3
Glen L. Allen - Buttigieg, CD3
Al Allenback - Booker, CD3
Patricia Bennett - Steyer, CD3
Lindsey Bickerstaff - Biden, CD3
Lloyd Marie Bryant - Biden, CD3
Zack Buckner - Biden, CD3
Michelle Cely - Buttigieg, CD3
Terri Chapman - Warren, CD3
Delores (Dee) Crumly - Biden, CD3
Lamar Crumly - Biden, CD3
Kay King Davis - Biden, CD3
Johnny Ford - Biden, CD3
Aaron Fox - Buttigieg, CD3
Grant Garber - Buttigieg, CD3
Sheila Degan Gilbert - Biden, CD3
Harry Gilliam - Biden, CD3
Jeremy Gray - Biden, CD3
Robert E. Hergenroeder - Steyer, CD3
Mary Lynn Higgins - Buttigieg, CD3
Adam Jortner - Klobuchar, CD3
James R. Lawlor, IV - Biden, CD3
R. Jaime Lowe - Biden, CD3
Erikah Lindsey Lunsford - Warren, CD3
Rebecca Marion - Biden, CD3
Kristina Michel - Warren, CD3
Eli O'Connor - Buttigieg, CD3
Grace O'Connor - Buttigieg, CD3
Michael Shelton - Buttigieg, CD3
Joanne Shum - Uncommitted, CD3
Ronald Shum - Uncommitted, CD3
Carla Smith - Sanders, CD3
Jesse T. Smith - Sanders, CD3
Samantha Smoot - Warren, CD3
Daniel Storey - Sanders, CD3
Donald J. Williams - Uncommitted, CD3
Mary E. Williams - Uncommitted, CD3
Donna Young - Buttigieg, CD3
Dax Atkins - Yang, CD4
Gail Avery - Harris, CD4
Robert Avery - Biden, CD4
Peggy Baker - Warren, CD4
Maudie Bedford - Biden, CD4
Roger Bedford - Biden, CD4
John C. Brown - Warren, CD4
Phillip Chandler - Buttigieg, CD4
Yvonne Gist Foster - Uncommitted, CD4
Stan Glasscox - Sanders, CD4
Laura K. Gregory - Buttigieg, CD4
Tom Johnson - Warren, CD4
Bryan Mann - Warren, CD4
Dakota Nichols - Warren, CD4
Charles E. Ohare Jr. - Biden, CD4
James Parker - Uncommitted, CD4
Nicholas J. Shabel - Biden, CD4
William Smith - Buttigieg, CD4
Jim Spearman - Biden, CD4
Jared Vaughn - Sanders, CD4
Tabatha Vaughn - Sanders, CD4
C Whiteside-Curry - Sanders, CD4
Robert T. (Bob) Wilson, Jr. - Biden, CD4
Jill Allen - Buttigieg, CD5
Nicholas Anderson - Warren, CD5
Elaine Atha - Warren, CD5
Tara Bailey - Sanders, CD5
Sara M. Bradley - Uncommitted, CD5
Cindi Cassis Branham - Uncommitted, CD5
Shelby Agnew Britt - Warren, CD5
Allison Lee Brock - Warren, CD5
Susan C. Brown - Biden, CD5
Amy King Burks - Biden, CD5
Gregory S. Burns - Uncommitted, CD5
Barbara Bryant Cady - Warren, CD5
John Cady - Biden, Biden, CD5
Mark F. Cagle - Uncommitted, CD5
Ava Caldwell - Sanders, CD5
Arthur Campbell - Warren, CD5
Sarah Campbell - Warren, CD5
Rex Cheatham - Biden, CD5
Jordan Cozby - Warren, CD5
Andrew Cryer - Sanders, CD5
Rachael Damiani - Buttigieg, CD5
Patrick Doyle - Sanders, CD5
Jessie Doyle - Sanders, CD5
Brad Emmons - Warren, CD5
Marsha Gillis - Uncommitted, CD5
Parker Griffith, Biden, CD5
Laura Hall - Biden, CD5
Bonnie F. Harrison - Biden, CD5
Nora F. Hickman - Buttigieg, CD5
William L. Krause - Biden, CD5
Vinaya Kulkarni - Buttigieg, CD5
Cathy Lamberth - Harris, CD5
David James Mackey - Warren, CD5
Heather Mailman - Sanders, CD5
Lauren Martinson - Uncommitted, CD5
Pam Miles - Biden, CD5
Michelle Mitchell - Harris, CD5
Shalin H. Mody - Yang, CD5
Michael F. Nunes - Warren, CD5
Ruth Marie Oliver - Buttigieg, CD5
Jacob Oswalt - Buttigieg, CD5
John Lawson Robinson - Biden, CD5
Edie Ryan - Buttigieg, CD5
Tom Ryan - Uncommitted, CD5
Amanda Schenker - Booker, CD5
Wade Shaw - Buttigieg, CD5
Eddie C. Sherrod - Uncommitted, CD5
Michael L. Smith - Biden, CD5
Robert F. Smith - Buttigieg, CD5
Wesley Torain - Warren, CD5
Michelle L. Watkins - Uncommitted, CD5
Nancy Worley - Uncommitted, CD5
Jarralynne Agee - Harris, CD6
Camilla Ahmed - Warren, CD6
Richard L. Anderson - Biden, CD6
Virginia Teague Applebaum - Sanders, CD6
Brooke Battle - Biden, CD6
Matthew Alan Buchanan - Buttigieg, CD6
Carrie J. Buntain - Biden, CD7
Caleb Burnett - Sanders, CD6
Steven Andrew Burns - Biden, CD6
Charlene Cannon - Biden, CD6
Fontaine Carpenter - Warren, CD6
Josh Carpenter - Uncommitted, CD6
Rhonda Chambers - Biden, CD6
Major R. Click - Biden, CD6
Merika Coleman - Warren, CD6
Adele Culp - Warren, CD6
Carolyn (CiCi) Culpepper - Biden, CD6
Bill Dawson - Harris, CD6
Martha C. Dawson - Harris, CD6
Dana Ellis - Warren, CD6
Charles R. Evans Jr. - Buttigieg, CD6
Kimberly Fasking - Harris, CD6
Alan Friday - Warren, CD6
Sherri Friday - Buttigieg, CD6
Andrew Gelderman - Uncommitted, CD6
Earl F. Hilliard Sr. - Biden, CD6
Tyler R. Hinton - Buttigieg, CD6
Samantha Humphries - Buttigieg, CD6
Wilfred Hunt - Buttigieg, CD6
Andrew K. Hyder - Yang, CD6
Frannie James - Warren, CD6
Julia Juarez - Sanders, CD6
Ken King - Bloomberg, CD6
Kathleen Lowe - Buttigieg, CD6
Mayen Ma - Buttigieg, CD6
Haley Mack - Sanders, CD6
Robert L. Mardis, III - Sanders, CD6
Carin Mayo - Warren, CD6
Barbara McElroy - Warren, CD6
Frank McPhillips - Buttigieg, CD6
Louise McPhillips - Buttigieg, CD6
Dontrel Mosely - Biden, CD6
Kristy Mosolino - Buttigieg, CD6
Sam J. Mosolino - Buttigieg, CD6
Christopher Mosley - Warren, CD6
John W. Odum - Buttigieg, CD6
Taylor Iman Packer - Warren, CD6
Felix Parker - Biden, CD6
Ian Prado - Yang, CD6
Jessica Pruitt - Yang, CD6
Aahil M. Rajpari - Buttigieg, CD6
Anna Richardson - Yang, CD6
Lashunda Scales - Biden, CD6
Teresa Smiley - Biden, CD6
Karen Templeton - Warren, CD6
George A. (Tony) Thompson - Biden, CD6
Doug Turner - Biden, CD6
Gloria E. Tyson - Buttigieg, CD6
Toni Kornegay Vaughn - Uncommitted, CD6
Linda Verin - Klobuchar, CD6
Catherine Vinson - Buttigieg, CD6
Misha Mullins Whitman - Buttigieg, CD6
Will Wilder - Warren, CD6
Charmella Williams - Warren, CD6
Ralph Yielding - Buttigieg, CD6
Ralph Young - Buttigieg, CD6
Monica Arrington - Uncommitted, CD7
Samuel Badger - Sanders, CD7
Fred Bell - Uncommitted, CD7
William M. Benton - Warren, CD7
Madelaine Bowie - Sanders, CD7
T. Jason Colburn - Buttigieg, CD7
Josh Coleman - Warren, CD7
Linda Coleman-Madison - Biden, CD7
Tasha Coryell - Warren, CD7
Rose Crocker - Buttigieg, CD7
Starr Culpepper - Sanders, CD7
Stephen Curry - Buttigieg, CD7
Christopher Davis - Biden, CD7
Myisha Davis - Biden, CD7
Pat Davis - Biden, CD7
Quang Do - Sanders, CD7
Michael Fierman - Buttigieg, CD7
Caleb Florence - Uncommitted, CD7
Richard E. Franklin Jr. - Biden, CD7
Jennifer Freehling - Sanders, CD7
Juandalynn Givan - Biden, CD7
Greg Griffin, Jr. - Uncommitted, CD7
Kyah Harris - Warren, CD7
Alexandria Hilliard - Biden, CD7
Earl Hilliard, Jr. - Biden, CD7
John Hilliard - Biden, CD7
Russell Howard - Buttigieg, CD7
Devore "Walking Jon Da'Voe -Malone-Shelby" Jones - Biden, CD7
Karen Jones - Harris, CD7
Sherry McClain - Biden, CD7
Bert McLelland - Sanders, CD7
Gregg McCormick - Biden, CD7
Tyler Mercer - Buttiegieg, CD7
Terri Michal - Biden, CD7
Michael Miller - Biden, CD7
Whitman Miller - Warren, CD7
LaTanya Millhouse - Uncommitted, CD7
Jilisa Milton - Sanders, CD7
William "Bill" Minor - Biden, CD7
Nayirah A. Muhammad - Warren, CD7
TaShina Morris - Biden, CD7
D. Anthony (Tony) Parker - Sanders, CD7
Qunelius "Cory" Pettway - Sanders, CD7
Richard Allan Rice - Sanders, CD7
Anna Richardson - Yang, CD7
Lauri Rogers - Buttigieg, CD7
Wayne Rogers - Buttigieg, CD7
Nancy Gardner Sewell - Biden, CD7
Shelia Smoot - Biden, CD7
Brenda J. Smothers - Uncommitted, CD7
David Talley, IV - Harris, CD7
Joi L. Travis - Sanders, CD7
Erica Turner - Biden, CD7
Sheila D. Tyson - Biden, CD7
Keith O. Williams - Sanders, CD7
Sharron A. Williams - Sanders, CD7
Cassandra Leigh Williamson - Buttigieg, CD7

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

SDEC Meeting on Saturday, October 12, 2019

The State Democratic Executive Committee will welcome its members from the entire state to Montgomery on Saturday, October 12, to conduct business, argue for one's Presidential pick, hear updates from Party Officers, etc.

The State Committee will elect several individuals to fill vacant seats created by the relocation, death, etc. of several members. Those House District seats which will be open for nominations Saturday are males in HD 38, HD 44, HD 59, HD 71, HD 95, HD 102, and HD 105. Any registered voter in the vacant district who is a Democrat is eligible to run.

Saturday's meeting is open to the public. It will begin at 11:00 AM in the Alcazar Shriner's Auditorium, located at 555 Eastern Blvd.

Friday, September 27th, 2019

2020 Candidate Qualifying: September 27 - November 8

2020 Candidate Qualifying is Open Until November 8th


The Alabama Democratic Party opened candidate qualifying today for the March 3, 2020 Democratic Primary Election. A slate of impressive candidates from across the state have already begun gearing up for a spirited primary season. Qualifying will end on November 8, 2019, for all federal, state, and county offices.


Information on qualifying procedures and required forms can be found on the Alabama Democratic Party website:  click here.

Individuals interested in running for office at the State and Federal level will qualify with the state party, while those planning to run for county office will qualify with their respective county Democratic Party Chairs.  For additional information, call the Party office at (334) 262-2221.

Friday, June 7th, 2019

2020 Alabama Delegate selection plan

This plan will be online for review for 30 days until July 6, 2019, any comments or suggestions should be aaddressed to Chair Worley at aldemocrats@gmail.com

Alabama Delegate selection plan

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

GOP Extremists’ Abortion Ban

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, was a tragic day for women in Alabama. Not only did the Republicans in the Legislature ban access to safe and legal abortion, they even removed the small concession that many "cave men" Republicans are willing to support ... except in cases of rape or incest.

The prehistoric reference to "cave men" is intentional because these Republican male legislators (and a few women) might as well have beaten Alabama's women and girls over the head with a club and dragged us comatose through the woods into their caves. The Republicans obviously don't trust women to think for themselves and make their own reproductive health decisions. The Republicans even distrust medical professionals to consult with and administer health care to women. But the Republicans must favor "back alley quacks" who will now perform unsafe and illegal abortions throughout Alabama. Those Republican "cave men" have thrown Alabama's females to whatever animal is lurking inside the caverns.

On the other hand, Democrats trust women and believe in our intelligence to make good reproductive health decisions. Democrats support reproductive choice .... that means choosing NOT to have an abortion, as well as choosing to have one. One can be anti-abortion and pro-choice! The key word is CHOICE.

When small groups of people start to make health care decisions for the rest of us, dangerous things can and do happen. Just read the stories of the government's syphilis experimentation and studies in Tuskegee. Ask those anti-women Republican legislators if they want a small group of Democratic government operatives prescribing their daily medications. Ask the Republicans if the State Democratic Executive Board should determine whether they receive treatment for prostate cancer or uterine cancer.

Yes, Republicans in Alabama will beat their chests and roar to the masses that Alabama will be the state to challenge Roe v. Wade all the way to the Supreme Court. While the masses cheer as millions of their tax dollars are spent on these legal challenges, their children will be sitting in overcrowded classrooms using outdated technology, their hospitals will be closing and their county's nursing homes will be too costly to use, and their jobs will be taken over by robots and they can't get training for a new job. AND, their daughters will get pregnant and have unwanted babies while the Republican legislators will fly their daughters to California for a safe, legal abortion.

Pitch in to fight these dangerous extremists: click here.

Nancy Worley, Chair
Alabama Democratic Party

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Qualifying for Vacancies,  August 6-10, 2018

Montgomery, Alabama – Qualifying opened today, August 6, to fill vacancies created by the withdrawal of Democratic Nominees in House District 9, House District 80, and Circuit Judge, 15th Judicial Circuit, Place 6.  Qualifying will close at 5:00 P.M. on Friday, August 10, for each office.  Qualifying forms and fees are available on the Alabama Democratic Party’s website, www.aldemocrats.org, or forms can be picked up at the State Party Headquarters, 501 Adams Ave., Montgomery, AL.   For more information, interested persons may call the Party Office, (334) 262-2221.

Following the Executive Board’s setting the dates for the opening and closing of qualifying, the State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC) will meet Saturday, August 11, to elect the Democratic nominee to fill each vacancy.  House District 9 includes parts of Morgan, Cullman, and Marshall Counties.  House District 80 covers parts of Russell and Lee Counties, and Circuit Judge, 15th Judicial Circuit, Place 6, serves Montgomery County.

Party Chair Nancy Worley said, “One candidate qualified within minutes of the opening of qualifying today, and more candidates are expected to qualify this week.”  She added, “The Democratic Party had a record number of candidates to qualify for the June Primary, and these current vacancies, created by family illness, career advancement, etc., give even more Democrats the opportunity to represent the working men and women of Alabama.”

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Official list of Democratic Candidates for 2018

Official list of Democratic Candidates for 2018

Congressional Candidates
US House District 1- Robert Kennedy, Jr.
US House District 1- Lizzetta Hill McConnell
US House District 2- Tabitha Isner
US House District 2- Audri Scott Williams
US House District 3- Mallory Hagan
US House District 3- Adia McClellan Winfrey
US House District 4- Lee Auman
US House District 4- Rick Neighbors
US House District 5- Peter Joffrion
US House District 6- Danner Kline
US House District 7- Terri A. Sewell

Statewide Candidates
Governor- Sue Bell Cobb
Governor- Christopher A. Countryman
Governor- James C. Fields, Jr.
Governor- Walt Maddox
Governor- Doug "New Blue" Smith
Governor- Anthony White
Lt. Governor- Will Boyd
Secretary of State- Lula Albert "SGM Ret"
Secretary of State- Heather Milam
Attorney General- Chris Christie
Attorney General- Joseph Siegelman
State Auditor- Miranda Karrine Joseph
Public Service Commission Place1- Cara Y. McClure
Public Service Commission Place 2- Kari Powell
State School Board 2- Adam Jortner
State School Board 4- Yvette M. Richardson
State School Board 8- Jessica Fortune Barker

Judicial
AL Supreme Court Chief Justice- Bob Vance, Jr.
AL Supreme Court Associate Justice Pl 4- Donna Wesson Smalley
Circuit Judge, 2nd Circuit Pl 1- Terri Bozeman Lovell
Circuit Judge, 4th Circuit Pl 1- Collins Pettaway, Jr.
Circuit Judge, 5th Circuit Pl 2- Mike Segrest
Circuit Judge, 5th Circuit Pl 3- Steve Perryman
Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Pl 1- Joseph L. Boohaker
Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Pl 5- David Carpenter
Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Pl 6- Donald E. "Don" Blankenship
Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Pl 7- Tracie A. Todd
Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Pl 8- Marshell Jackson Hatcher
Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Pl 8- Brian Plant
Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Pl 9- Jim Hughey III
Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Pl 13- Carole C. Smitherman
Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Pl 15- Patricia Ann Stephens
Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Pl 15- Damon T. Watson
Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Pl 16- Peter "Pete" Johnson Davis
Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Pl 16- Linda Hall
Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Pl 18- Raymond P. Chambliss
Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Pl 18- Janine Hunt-Hilliard
Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Pl 27- Amber Ladner
Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Pl 27- Alaric May
Circuit Judge, 13th Circuit Pl 3- John R. Lockett
Circuit Judge, 13th Circuit Pl 6- Karlos Finley
Circuit Judge, 15th Circuit Pl 6- Roman A. Shaul
Circuit Judge, 16th Circuit Pl 3- David Alan Kimberley
Circuit Judge, 16th Circuit Pl 4- Morgan Cunningham
Circuit Judge, 17th Circuit Pl 1- Eddie Hardaway, Jr.
Circuit Judge, 31st Circuit Pl 1- Jacqueline "Jackie" Miller Hatcher
Circuit Judge, 31st Cicuit Pl 2- Jeff Austin
Circuit Judge, 34th Circuit Pl 1- Terry Dempsey
Circuit Judge, 35th Circuit Pl 1- Jack Booker Weaver
Circuit Judge, 38th Circuit Pl 1- John H. Graham
District Judge, Clarke Co., Pl 1- James H. "J. R." Morgan Jr.
District Judge, Conecuh Co., Pl 1- Jeff T. Brock
District Judge, Franklin Co., Pl 1- Paula Bohannon McDowell
District Judge, Hale Co., Pl 1- Patrick S. Arrington
District Judge, Hale Co., Pl 1- Timothy A. "Tim" Evans
District Judge, Jefferson Co. Pl 3- Frederic Bolling
District Judge, Jefferson Co. Pl 3- Clotele Hardy "C.H." Brantley
District Judge, Jefferson Co. Pl 3- Pamela Wilson Cousins
District Judge, Jefferson Co. Pl 3- Stephanie A. Hunter
District Judge, Jefferson Co. Pl 3- Lashunta "Shun" White-Boler
District Judge, Jefferson Co. Pl 6- Katrina Ross
District Judge, Jefferson Co. Pl 8- Alan Summers
District Judge, Jefferson Co. Pl 9- Kechia Davis
District Judge, Jefferson Co. Pl 9- Glenda Freeman
District Judge, Jefferson Co. Pl 9- Sheila Weil
District Judge, Jefferson Co. Pl 9- Debra Weston-Pickens
District Judge, Jefferson Co. Pl 9- Lou Willie
District Judge, Jefferson Co. Pl 11- Chuantae Brown
District Judge, Jefferson Co. Pl 11- Horace Kynard
District Judge, Jefferson Co. Pl 11- Thomas E. Thrash
District Judge, Jefferson Co. Pl 12- Amyrtle M. Allen
District Judge, Jefferson Co. Pl 12- Lorraine Pringle
District Judge, Lowndes Co., Pl 1- Adrian D. Johnson
District Judge, Lowndes Co., Pl 1- Ashley Smith
District Judge, Marengo Co., Pl 1- Vince Deas
District Judge, Monroe Co., Pl 1- Laura R. Grantham
District Judge, Monroe Co., Pl 1- Donna L. Silcox
District Judge, Monroe Co., Pl 1- Philip Sanchez
District Judge, Montgomery Co. Pl 2- Pamela Robinson Higgins
District Judge, Montgomery Co. Pl 3- Laura Clemons
District Judge, Montgomery Co. Pl 3- Tiffany B. McCord
District Judge, Perry Co., Pl 1- Robert D.  Bryant
District Attorney, 10th Circuit- Danny Carr
District Attorney, 10th Circuit- Raymond L. Johnson, Jr.
Circuit Clerk, Barbour Co.- Paige Smith
Circuit Clerk, Bullock Co.- Rashawn Faniel Harris
Circuit Clerk, Butler Co.- Mattie Gomillion
Circuit Clerk, Choctaw Co.- Stephanie C. Cave
Circuit Clerk, Choctaw Co.- Candace D. Jenkins
Circuit Clerk, Clarke Co.- Berneta Stallworth


Circuit Clerk, Colbert Co.- Deanna Douthit Thomas

Deanna graduated from Sheffield High School and recieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of North Alabama. She worked for the Circut Clerk's office for six years. She learned all nine divisions of court and would be able to step in and assist the current staff. She left due to cutbacks and layoffs. Presently she is a HR/Safety/Benifits Coordinator for the Colbert County Commission. She feels with her unique set of qualifications that she is the best candidate for the position.

P.O. Box 404, Tuscumbia, AL. 35674, (256) 627-5575, thomas4clerk@aol.com


Circuit Clerk, Conecuh Co.- David Jackson
Circuit Clerk, Crenshaw Co.-  Jeannie Gibson
Circuit Clerk, Dallas Co.- Christmas Green-Williams
Circuit Clerk, Dallas Co.- Lynnethia Robinson
Circuit Clerk, DeKalb Co.- Pam Bailey Simpson
Circuit Clerk, Escambia Co.- John Robert Fountain
Circuit Clerk, Fayette Co.- Samantha  Weeks Howard
Circuit Clerk, Franklin Co.- Anita Morgan Scott
Circuit Clerk, Greene Co.- Debra D. Blackmon
Circuit Clerk, Greene Co.- Veronica Morton-Jones
Circuit Clerk, Hale Co.- Catrinna Long Perry
Deputy Clerk Bessemer Division, Jefferson Co.- Karen Dunn Burks
Deputy Clerk Bessemer Division, Jefferson Co.- Lakitia Hall-Wright
Circuit Clerk, Jefferson Co.- Jackie Anderson-Smith
Circuit Clerk, Jefferson Co.- Sarah E. "Sarah Beth" Conkle
Circuit Clerk, Jefferson Co.- Cheri Adams Gardner
Circuit Clerk, Jefferson Co.- Venetta Lee
Circuit Clerk, Jefferson Co.- Stephanie J. Muhammad
Circuit Clerk, Jefferson Co.- Thomas W. Parchman, III
Circuit Clerk, Jefferson Co.- Eyrika L. Parker
Circuit Clerk, Jefferson Co.- Elizabeth McGowen Watkins
Circuit Clerk, Jefferson Co.- Ralph Young
Circuit Clerk, Lowndes Co.- Ruby A. Jones-Thomas
Circuit Clerk, Macon Co.- David R. Love Jr.
Circuit Clerk, Marengo Co.- Kenny Freeman
Circuit Clerk, Monroe Co.- Wesley Hines
Circuit Clerk, Monroe Co.- Bob McMillan
Circuit Clerk, Montgomery Co.- Gina Jobe Ishman
Circuit Clerk, Perry Co.- Quavelyn Pryor Coleman
Circuit Clerk, Perry Co.- Mia Jacobs-Turner
Circuit Clerk, Perry Co.- Jamaal O. Hunter
Circuit Clerk, Perry Co.- Chadrick Moore
Circuit Clerk, Russell Co.- Marcia Cade
Circuit Clerk, Russell Co.- Jody Sellers
Circuit Clerk, Sumter Co.- DeVon  A. James
Circuit Clerk, Tuscaloosa Co.- Angie Achterhof
Circuit Clerk, Washington Co.- Valerie Knapp
Circuit Clerk, Washington Co.- Tera A.Whigham
Circuit Clerk, Wilcox Co.- Carolyn Davis-Posey

State Senate
State Senate 1 Caroline Self
State Senate 2 Michael L Smith
State Senate 2 Amy Wasyluka
State Senate 6 Johnny Mack Morrow
State Senate 7 Deborah Barros
State Senate 7 Johnathan Hard
State Senate 11 Carl Carter
State Senate 12 Jim Williams
State Senate 13 Darrell Turner
State Senate 14 Jerry McDonald
State Senate 16 Lindsey Deckard
State Senate 18 Rodger M. Smitherman
State Senate 19 Priscilla Dunn
State Senate 20 Linda Coleman-Madison
State Senate 21 Rick Burnham
State Senate 23 Malika Sanders-Fortier
State Senate 24 Bobby Singleton
State Senate 25 David A. Sadler
State Senate 26 Fred Bell
State Senate 26 "Coach" David Burkette
State Senate 26 John Knight
State Senate 27 Nancy Carlton Bendinger
State Senate 28 Billy Beasley
State Senate 32 Jason Fisher
State Senate 33 Michael R. Cooley
State Senate 33 Victor Tshombe Crawford
State Senate 33 Vivian Davis Figures
State Senate 35 Tom Holmes

State House
House District 2 Lora Kay Morrow
House District 3 Chad Young
House District 4 Juanita Allen Healy
House District 5 Brian D Williams
House District 7 Kenneth A. Brackins
House District 8 Rebecca Browne
House District 8 Billy Jackson
House District 8 Clay New
House District 9 Terrie Jones Savage
House District 10 J.B. King
House District 10 Clifton Miller


House District 15 Suzanna Coleman

Suzanna is a lawyer and licensed social worker as well as a wife, mother, entrepreneur, and life-long advocate for people from all walks of life. Suzanna was raised to value hard work. Her dad was a mechanic and a decorated WWII veteran; her mom was a food warehouse clerk and member of the local union. Suzanna earned her BA and MSW from the University of Alabama and her JD from Birmingham School of Law while working during the day. After earning her law degree and passing the bar, she opened the SLC Law Group, LLC in McCalla, AL.

Email: coleman4alabama@gmail.com, http://www.suzannacoleman.com Twitt,er @coleman4alabama, Instagram coleman4alabama


House District 18 Eddie Britton
House District 19 Samuel T. Greene
House District 19 Laura Hall
House District 20 Linda Meigs
House District 21 Terry Jones
House District 27 Bill Jones
House District 28 Ralph Burke
House District 28 Kyle Pierce
House District 29 Jared Millican
House District 30 Jared Vaughn
House District 32 Barbara Bigsby Boyd
House District 32 "Dr." Angela Fears
House District 32 Seyram Selase
House District 33 Scott Brewer
House District 36 Nicki Arnold-Swindle
House District 37 Charlotte A. Clark-Frieson
House District 38 Brian McGee
House District 40 Pamela Jean Howard
House District 41 Emily Anne Marcum
House District 43 Carin Mayo
House District 45 Jenn Gray
House District 46 Felicia Stewart
House District 47 Jim Toomey
House District 48 Alli Summerford
House District 51 Veronica R. Johnson
House District 52 John W. Rogers, Jr.
House District 53 Anthony Daniels
House District 54 Jerome Dees
House District 54 Jacqueline Gray Miller
House District 54 Neil Rafferty
House District 55 Quang Do
House District 55 Roderick "Rod" Hampton Scott
House District 55 Antwon Bernard Womack
House District 56 Louise "Lulu" Alexander
House District 56 Chester W. Porter
House District 57 Merika Coleman
House District 58 Rolanda Hollis
House District 58 Rodney Huntley
House District 59 Chris Davis
House District 59 Mary Moore
House District 60 Juandalynn Givan
House District 60 Le'Darius Hilliard
House District 61 Thomas "Tommy" Hyche
House District 62 Will Benton
House District 64 Amber Selman-Lynn
House District 65 Elaine Beech
House District 65 Marcus Caster
House District 65 Ozelle L. Hubert
House District 66 Susan E. Smith
House District 67 Prince Chestnut
House District 67 Jelani "Shaun" Coleman
House District 68 Thomas E. "Action" Jackson
House District 69 Kelvin Jamichael Lawrence
House District 69 Kelvin Williams
House District 70 Christopher John England
House District 71 Artis "A.J." McCampbell
House District 72 Ralph A. Howard
House District 73 Jack Jacobs
House District 74 Rayford Mack
House District 76 D'Linell Finley
House District 76 Thad McClammy
House District 77 Malcolm Calhoun
House District 77 Dan Harris
House District 77 Tashina Morris
House District 77 Christopher Turner
House District 78 Terance "Watchdog" Dawson
House District 78 Kirk Hatcher
House District 78 Alvin Holmes
House District 79 Mary Wynne Kling
House District 80 Judy L. LaRue
House District 81 Jeremy "J.J." Jeffcoat
House District 82 Johnny Ford
House District 82 Terrence K. Johnson
House District 82 Pebblin Walker Warren
House District 83 Jeremy "Mr. EYG" Gray
House District 83 John Andrew Harris
House District 83 Pat "Patsy" Jones
House District 83 Ronnie Reed
House District 84 Berry Forte
House District 85 Dexter Grimsley
House District 85 "Dr." Earl C. Jones
House District 86 Kristy M. Kirkland
House District 88 Cory Creel
House District 89 Joel Lee Williams
House District 90 Joanne Whetstone
House District 94 Danielle Mashburn-Myrick
House District 96 Maurice Horsey
House District 96 Web Whiting
House District 97 Adline C. Clarke
House District 97 Levi Wright, Jr.
House District 98 Napoleon Bracy, Jr.
House District 99 Gregory L. Harris II
House District 99 Henry Haseeb
House District 99 Sam Jones
House District 99 Burton R. LeFlore
House District 99 Franklin McMillion
House District 99 Gregory K. Parker
House District 99 Herman Thomas
House District 99 Rico B. Washington Sr.
House District 103 Barbara Drummond
House District 104 Arlene Cunningham Easley

 

Friday, February 9th, 2018

List of Qualified Candidates for 2018

Last updated 11:59 pm 2/9/2018.

Sue Bell Cobb - Governor
Christopher A. Countryman - Governor
James Fields - Governor
Walt Maddox - Governor
Doug "New Blue" Smith - Governor
Anthony White - Governor
Will Boyd - Lt. Governor
Chris Christie - Attorney General
Joseph Siegelman - Attorney General
Lula Albert - Secretary of State
Heather Milam - Secretary of State
Miranda Joseph - State Auditor
Bob Vance, Jr. - Alabama Supreme Court, Chief Justice
Donna Wesson Smalley - Alabama Supreme Court, Associate Justice Place 4
Cara Y. McClure - Public Service Commission Place 1
Kari Powell - Public Service Commission Place 2
Robert Kennedy, Jr. - US House District 1
Lizzetta Hill McConnell - US House District 1
Tabitha Isner - US House District 2
Audri Scott Williams - US House District 2
Mallory Hagan - US House District 3
Adia McClellan Winfrey - US House 3
Lee Auman - US House District 4
Rick Neighbors - US House District 4
Peter Joffrion - US House District 5
Danner Kline - US House District 6
Terri Sewell - US House District 7
Adam Jortner - State  Board of Education, District 2
Yvette M. Richardson - State Board of Education, District 4
Jessica Fortune Barker - State Board of Education, District 8
Caroline Self - State Senate District 1
Michael L. Smith - State Senate District 2
Amy Wasyluka - State Senate District 2
Johnny Mack Morrow - State Senate District 6
Deborah Barros - State Senate District 7
Johnathan Hard - State Senate District 7
Deidra Willis - State Senate District 7
Carl Carter - State Senate District 11
Jim Williams - State Senate District 12
Darrell Turner - State Senate District 13
Jerry McDonald - State Senate 14
Laura Casey - State Senate 15
Lindsey Deckard - State Senate District 16
Rodger M. Smitherman - State Senate District 18
Priscilla Dunn - State Senate District 19
Linda Coleman-Madison - State Senate District 20
Rick Burnham - State Senate 21
Malika Sanders-Fortier - State Senate District 23
Bobby Singleton - State Senate District 24
David A. Sadler - State Senate District 25
Frank Snowden - State Senate District 25
Fred Bell - State Senate District 26
John Knight - State Senate District 26
"Coach" David Burkette - State Senate District 26
Nancy Carlton Bendinger - State Senate District 27
Billy Beasley - State Senate District 28
Jason Fisher - State Senate District 32
Michael R. Cooley - State Senate District 33
Victor Tshombe Crawford - State Senate 33
Vivian Figures - State Senate District 33
Tom Holmes - State Senate District 35
Brandon Willcutt - State House District 1
Lora Kay Morrow - State House District 2
Chad Young - State House District 3
Juanita Allen Healy - State House District 4
Brian D. Williams - State House District 5
Kenneth A. Brackins - State House District 7
Rebecca Browne - State House District 8
Billy Jackson - State House District 8
Clay New - State House District 8
Terrie Jones Savage - State House District 9
J.B. King - State House District 10
Clifton Miller - State House District 10
Suzanna Coleman - State House District 15
Eddie Britton - State House District 18
Samuel T. Greene - State House District 19
Laura Hall - State House District 19
Linda Meigs - State House District 20
Terry Jones - State House District 21
Bill Jones - State House District 27
Ralph Burke - State House District 28
Kyle Pierce - State House District 28
Jared Millican - State House District 29
Jared Vaughn - State House District 30
Barbara Boyd - State House District 32
Angela L. Fears - State House District 32
Seyram Selase - State House 32
Scott Brewer - State House District 33
Nicki Arnold-Swindle - State House District 36
Charlotte A. Clark-Frieson - State House District 37
Brian McGee - State House District 38
Pamela Jean Howard - State House District 40
Emily Anne Marcum - State House 41
Carin Mayo - State House District 43
Jenn Gray - State House District 45
Felicia Stewart - State House District 46
Mary Lynn Bates - State House District 47
Jim Toomey - State House District 47
Alli Summerford - State House District 48
Veronica R. Johnson - State House District 51
John W. Rogers Jr. - State House District 52
Anthony Daniels - State House District 53
Jerome Dees - State House District 54
Jacqueline Gray Miller - State House District 54
Neil Rafferty - State House District 54
Quang Do - State House District 55
Roderick "Rod" Hampton Scott - State House District 55
Antwon Bernard Womack - State House District 55
Louise Alexander - State House District 56
Chester W. Porter - State House District 56
Merika Coleman - State House District 57
Rolanda Hollis - State House District 58
Rodney Huntley - State House District 58
Chris Davis - State House District 59
Mary Moore - State House District 59
Juandalynn Givan - State House District 60
Le'Darius Hilliard - State House District 60
Tommy Hyche - State House District 61
Will Benton - State House District 62
Amber Selman-Lynn - State House District 64
Elaine Beech - State House District 65
Marcus Caster - State House District 65
Ozelle L. Hubert - State House District 65
Susan Smith - State House District 66
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Jelani "Shaun" Coleman - State House 67
Thomas Jackson - State House District 68
Kelvin Lawrence - State House District 69
Kelvin Williams - State House District 69
Chris England - State House District 70
A.J. McCampbell - State House District 71
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Jack Jacobs - State House District 73
Rayford Mack - State House District 74
Thad McClammy - State House District 76
Malcolm Calhoun - State House District 77
Dan Harris - State House District 77
D'Linell Finley - State House District 77
TaShina Morris - State House District 77
Christopher Turner - State House District 77
Terance "Watchdog" Dawson - State House District 78
Kirk Hatcher - State House District 78
Alvin Holmes - State House District 78
Mary Wynne Kling - State House District 79
Jeremy "J.J." Jeffcoat - State House District 81
Judy L. LaRue - State House District 80
Johnny Ford - State House District 82
Terrence K. Johnson - State House 82
Pebblin Warren - State House District 82
Jeremy Gray - State House District 83
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Pat "Patsy" Jones - State House District 83
Ronnie Reed - State House District 83
Berry Forte - State House District 84
Earl C. Jones - State House District 85
Dexter Grimsley - State House District 85
Kristy M. Kirkland - State House District 86
Cory Creel - State House District 88
Joel Lee Williams - State House District 89
Joanne Whetstone - State House District 90
Danielle Mashburn-Myrick - State House District 94
Maurice Horsey - State House District 96
Web Whiting - State House District 96
Adline Clarke - State House District 97
Levi Wright, Jr. - State House District 97
Napoleon Bracy, Jr. - State House District 98
Gregory Harris - State House District 99
Henry Haseeb - State House District 99
Sam Jones - State House District 99
Burton R. LeFlore - State House District 99
Franklin McMillion - State House District 99
Gregory Parker - State House District 99
Herman Thomas - State House District 99
Rico Washington - State House District 99
Barbara Drummond - State House District 103
Arlene Cunningham Easley - State House District 104
Terri B. Lovell - Circuit Judge, 2nd Circuit
Collins Pettaway, Jr. - Circuit Judge, 4th Circuit Place 1
Mike Segrest - Circuit Judge, 5th Circuit Place 2
Steve Perryman - Circuit Judge, 5th Circuit Place 3
Joseph Boohaker - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 1
David Carpenter - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 5
Donald Blankenship - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 6
Tracie A. Todd - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 7
Marshell Jackson Hatcher - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 8
Brian Plant - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 8
Jim Hughey III - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 9
Carole C. Smitherman - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 13
Patricia Stephens - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 15
Damon T. Watson - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 15
"Pete" Johnson Davis - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 16
Linda Hall - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 16
Russ Parker - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 16
Raymond P. Chambliss - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place18
Janine Hunt-Hilliard - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 18
Amber Ladner - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 27
Alaric May - Circuit Judge, 10th Circuit Place 27
John R. Lockett - Circuit Judge, 13th Circuit Place 3
Karlos Finley - Circuit Judge, 13th Circuit Place 6
Roman Shaul - Circuit Judge, 15th Circuit Place 6
David Kimberley - Circuit Judge, 16th Circuit Place 3
Morgan Cunningham - Circuit Judge, 16th Circuit Place 4
Eddie Hardaway, Jr. - Circuit Judge, 17th Circuit Place 1
Jaqueline M. Hatcher - Circuit Judge, 31st Circuit Place 1
Jeff Austin - Circuit Judge, 31st Circuit Place 2
Terry Dempsey - Circuit Judge, 34th Circuit Place 1
Jack Weaver - Circuit Judge, 35th Circuit Place 1
John Graham - Circuit Judge, 38th Circuit Place 1
James H. Morgan, Jr. - District Judge, Clarke County
Jeff Brock - District Judge, Conecuh County
Paula McDowell - District Judge, Franklin County
Patrick S. Arrington - District Judge, Hale County
Timothy Evans - District Judge, Hale County
Lashunta "Shun" White-Boler - District Judge, Jefferson County Place 3
Frederic Bolling - District Judge, Jefferson County Place 3
Clotele H. Brantley - District Judge, Jefferson County Place 3
Pamela Wilson Cousins - District Judge, Jefferson County Place 3
Stephanie A. Hunter - District Judge Jefferson County Place 3
Lashunta "Shun" White-Boler - District Judge, Jefferson County Place 3
Katrina Ross - District Judge, Jefferson County Place 6
Alan Summers - District Judge, Jefferson County Place 8
Kechia Davis - District Judge, Jefferson County Place 9
Glenda Freeman - District Judge, Jefferson County Place 9
Debra Weston-Pickens - District Judge, Jefferson County Place 9
Sheila Weil - District Judge, Jefferson County Place 9
Lou Willie - District Judge, Jefferson County Place 9
Chuantae Brown - District Judge, Jefferson County Place 11
Horace Kynard - District Judge, Jefferson County Place 11
Thomas Thrash - District Judge, Jefferson County Place 11
Amyrtle M. Allen - District Judge, Jefferson County Place 12
Lorraine Pringle - District Judge, Jefferson County Place 12
Adrian Johnson - District Judge, Lowndes County
Ashley Smith - District Judge, Lowndes County
Vince Deas - District Judge, Marengo County
Laura R. Grantham - District Judge, Monroe County
Donna Silcox - District Judge, Monroe County
Philip Sanchez - District Judge, Monroe County
Pamela Robinson Higgins - District Judge, Montgomery County Place 2
Laura Clemons - District Judge, Montgomery County Place 3
Tiffany McCord - District Judge, Montgomery County Place 3
Robert Bryant - District Judge, Perry County
Danny Carr - District Attorney, 10th Circuit
Raymond L. Johnson, Jr. - District Attorney, 10th Circuit
Paige Smith - Circuit Clerk, Barbour County
Rashawn Harris - Circuit Clerk, Bullock County
Mattie Gomillion - Circuit Clerk, Butler County
Stephanie Cave - Circuit Clerk, Choctaw County
Candace Jenkins - Circuit Clerk, Choctaw County
Berneta Stallworth - Circuit Clerk, Clarke County
Deanna Douthit Thomas - Circuit Clerk, Colbert County
David Jackson - Circuit Clerk, Conecuh County
Jeannie Gibson - Circuit Clerk, Crenshaw County
Christmas Green-Williams - Circuit Clerk, Dallas County
Lynnethia Robinson - Circuit Clerk, Dallas County
Pam Simpson - Circuit Clerk, DeKalb County
John Robert Fountain - Circuit Clerk, Escambia County
Samantha Howard - Circuit Clerk, Fayette County
Anita Morgan Scott - Circuit Clerk, Franklin County
Debra D. Blackmon - Circuit Clerk, Greene County
Veronica Morton-Jones - Circuit Clerk, Greene County
Catrinna Long Perry - Circuit Clerk, Hale County
Karen Dunn Burks - Deputy Circuit Clerk Bessemer Division, Jefferson County
Lakita Hall-Wright - Deputy Clerk Bessemer Division, Jefferson County
Jackie Anderson-Smith - Circuit Clerk, Jefferson County
Sarah E. "Sarah Beth" Conkle - Circuit Clerk, Jefferson County
Cheri Adams Gardner - Circuit Clerk, Jefferson County
Venetta Lee - Circuit Clerk, Jefferson County
Stephanie J. Muhammad - Circuit Clerk, Jefferson County
Thomas W. Parchman, III - Circuit Clerk, Jefferson County
Eyrika L. Parker - Circuit Clerk, Jefferson County
Elizabeth McGowen Watkins - Circuit Clerk, Jefferson County
Ralph Young - Circuit Clerk, Jefferson County
Ruby A. Jones-Thomas - Circuit Clerk, Lowndes County
David R. Love Jr. - Circuit Clerk, Macon County
Kenny Freeman - Circuit Clerk, Marengo County
Wesley Hines - Circuit Clerk, Monroe County
Bob McMillan - Circuit Clerk, Monroe County
Gina Ishman - Circuit Clerk, Montgomery County
Quavelyn Pryor Coleman - Circuit Clerk, Perry County
Mia Jacobs-Turner - Circuit Clerk, Perry County
Jamaal O. Hunter - Circuit Clerk, Perry County
Chadrick Moore - Circuit Clerk, Perry County
Marcia Cade- Circuit Clerk, Russell County
Jody Sellers - Circuit Clerk, Russell County
DeVon James - Circuit Clerk, Sumter County
Angie Achterhof - Circuit Clerk, Tuscaloosa County
Valerie Knapp - Circuit Clerk, Washington County
Tera A. Whigham - Circuit Clerk, Washington
Carolyn D. Posey - Circuit Clerk, Wilcox County

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Ken King - SDEC 15
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Matthew Brown - SDEC 21
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David McGriff - SDEC 23
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Kathy Lauderdale - SDEC 24
James May - SDEC 24
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Mike Cavnar - SDEC 25
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Ben Alford - SDEC 26
Gayla Wynn - SDEC 27
Sanchez Watkins - SDEC 27
Danny Lamunyon - SDEC 27
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James Parker, Jr. - SDEC 28
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Sheila Gilbert - SDEC 29
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Charlene McCoy - SDEC 30
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S. Kathleen Kirkpatrick - SDEC 31
Rodney Lee Lindsay - SDEC 31
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Terry Heflin - SDEC 35
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Sherry Kuntz - SDEC 36
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Herbert Kuntz - SDEC 36
Matthew Tyson - SDEC 36
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Tom Garland - SDEC 37
Katie Walton - SDEC 38
Betty Barnes - SDEC 39
Darrell Turner - SDEC 39
Judy West Bell - SDEC 40
Dalton Cutter Goode - SDEC 40
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Alan Swindall - SDEC 41
Ralph Hendrix - SDEC 42
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Miranda Joseph - SDEC 43
Rafael Brathwaite - SDEC 43
Doug Hoffman - SDEC 43
Brandy Duncan - SDEC 44
Dawn DuPree Kelley - SDEC 45
Carole Marks - SDEC 45
Lyle Aarhus - SDEC 45
Bill Murphy - SDEC 45
Julia Juarez - SDEC 46
Nancy Yarbrough - SDEC 46
Courtney French - SDEC 46
Bob Parker - SDEC 46
Robert Yarbrough - SDEC 46
Ralph Young - SDEC 46
Martha Dawson - SDEC 47
Bill Dawson - SDEC 47
Louise New Jones - SDEC 48
Jim Sturdivant - SDEC 48
Phyllis Parker - SDEC 49
Cheryl Patton - SDEC 49
Eugene Grimes, Jr - SDEC 49
James A. Kitchens - SDEC 49
Fred Lynch - SDEC 49
Bobby "CP" Pierson - SDEC 49
Carrie Goza - SDEC 50
Carl Carter - SDEC 50
Jennifer L. Greer - SDEC 51
Robert N. Gandy - SDEC 51
Myisha Davis - SDEC 52
Charlotte Wilson - SDEC 52
John W. Rogers Jr. - SDEC 52
Rodger M. Smitherman - SDEC 52
Violet Edwards - SDEC 53
Anthony Daniels - SDEC 53
Troy L. Garner - SDEC 53
Christopher Lee - SDEC 53
Jimmie Payne - SDEC 53
Brit Blalock - SDEC 54
Patrica Todd - SDEC 54
Brian Cash - SDEC 54
Elias Hendricks, Jr. - SDEC 54
Alex Smith - SDEC 54
Jackie Anderson-Smith - SDEC 55
Bacarra Sanderson Mauldin - SDEC 55
Yvette M. Richardson - SDEC 55
Roderick "Rod" Hampton Scott - SDEC 55
Keith Williams - SDEC 55
Kimberly Alexander - SDEC 56
Louise Alexander - SDEC 56
Priscilla Dunn - SDEC 56
Andrew Bennett - SDEC 56
Grover Dunn - SDEC 56
Cleophus King - SDEC 56
Velma Johnson - SDEC 57
Ves Marable - SDEC 57
Fred Plump - SDEC 57
Charlene Cannon - SDEC 58
Tarji Ransaw - SDEC 58
Caleb J. Florence Sr. - SDEC 58
Brandon McCray - SDEC 58
Lou Willie - SDEC 58
Demetria Young Doughty - SDEC 59
Annie Parker - SDEC 59
Michael Miller - SDEC 59
Reuben Parker, Jr. - SDEC 59
Wanda Bryant - SDEC 60
Linda Coleman-Madison - SDEC 60
David Russell - SDEC 60
Everette W. Sperling - SDEC 60
Sue Thompson - SDEC 61
Herbert Lavender - SDEC 61
Jeff Thompson - SDEC 61
Kathryn Frances Drago - SDEC 62
Donna Foster - SDEC 62
Curtis L. Travis - SDEC 62
Helen Wilson Smith - SDEC 63
Stan Glascox - SDEC 63
Derek Pugh - SDEC 64
Rosie Howze - SDEC 65
Zachry W. Turner - SDEC 65
Regina J. Watson - SDEC 66
Jeffrey W. Blount - SDEC 66
Joseph N. Watson - SDEC 66
Nancy Gardner Sewell - SDEC 67
David Hodo - SDEC 67
Terrell Marshall - SDEC 67
Barbara Turner - SDEC 68
Richard Threatt - SDEC 68
Monica Arrington - SDEC 69
Allyson Holland - SDEC 69
JoCeleste Pettway - SDEC 69
William Pompey - SDEC 69
John White - SDEC 69
Beatrice Pearson - SDEC 70
Eva Lewis Prewitt - SDEC 70
Christopher John England - SDEC 70
Paul W. Sanders Sr. - SDEC 70
Bettye Maye - SDEC 71
Nick Underwood - SDEC 71
Carrie McFadden - SDEC 72
Jerildine Melton - SDEC 72
Johnnie Mae Scott - SDEC 72
Arthur Crawford, Sr. - SDEC 72
John Zippert - SDEC 72
Teresa Stafford - SDEC 73
Sheridan Black - SDEC 73
Jack Jacobs - SDEC 73
Tyna Davis - SDEC 74
Warren Davis - SDEC 74
Zack Buckner - SDEC 75
Tammy Knight Fleming - SDEC 75
Thomas G. Brown - SDEC 75
Courtnee' R. Bell - SDEC 76
Sarah Coleman-Green - SDEC 76
Kimberlin L. Love - SDEC 76
Fred F. Bell - SDEC 76
Wilson Blount - SDEC 76
Tony Q. Cobb, Jr. - SDEC 76
Murphy O. Green - SDEC 76
Greg Griffin, Jr. - SDEC 76
Phyllis Harvey-Hall - SDEC 77
Karen Jones - SDEC 77
LaShae D. King - SDEC 77
Adell Sankey - SDEC 77
Jimmy Jacobs - SDEC 77
Jeffrey Martin - SDEC 77
Julian McPhillips - SDEC 77
Miland F. Simpler, III - SDEC 77
Ella B. Bell - SDEC 78
Kenyatte' Hassell - SDEC 78
Alvin Holmes - SDEC 78
Laura Mirarchi - SDEC 79
Adam Jortner - SDEC 79
Jasponica Florence - SDEC 80
Judy L. LaRue - SDEC 80
J.W. Brannen - SDEC 80
Lloyd Marie Bryant - SDEC 81
Rebecca Marion - SDEC 81
Unzell Kelley - SDEC 81
Jacquelyn Carlisle - SDEC 82
Fred Gray, Jr. - SDEC 82
Patsy Boyd-Parker - SDEC 83
William Parker - SDEC 83
Rebecca Beasley - SDEC 84
Ralph McKinnon - SDEC 84
Linda Christmas Garrett - SDEC 85
"Pastor" Kenneth Glasgow - SDEC 85
Calvin Dock Wilborn - SDEC 85
Kristy M. Kirkland - SDEC 86
David A. Kirkland - SDEC 86
Vickie D. Moore - SDEC 87
Nikki Ready - SDEC 87
Larry J. Hillard - SDEC 87
Mary Adair - SDEC 88
Derrick Moncrief - SDEC 88
Joel Lee Williams - SDEC 89
Beulah Cook - SDEC 90
Valerie Richardson Stevens - SDEC 90
George Cook - SDEC 90
Chelsea Cooper - SDEC 91
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Jerrold Whitehurst - SDEC 91
Harriet Jay Hubbard - SDEC 92
Hazel Janette Lewis - SDEC 92
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Jennifer Marsden - SDEC 93
Arlissa E. Minniefield - SDEC 93
Juanita Wise - SDEC 93
Gerald Williams - SDEC 93
Marvin Wise - SDEC 93
Heather Brown - SDEC 94
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Walter D. Brown, Jr. - SDEC 94
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Jason Fisher - SDEC 95
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Michael Perhaes - SDEC 96
Willie Williams - SDEC 96
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Mary Morris - SDEC 97
Kistra O. Scott - SDEC 97
Christian Smith - SDEC 97
Lindsay Guthrie Stidham - SDEC 97
Ben Harris - SDEC 97
Bobby Ray Jackson - SDEC 97
Willie A. James, III - SDEC 97
Jesse McDaniel - SDEC 97
Carletta Davis - SDEC 98
Napoleon Bracy, Jr. - SDEC 98
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Verjilya Hughes - SDEC 99
Helen Wright - SDEC 99
Henry Brewster - SDEC 99
James E. Buskey - SDEC 99
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Herman Thomas - SDEC 99
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Nicole Petite - SDEC 100
Charles W. Holloway - SDEC 100
Tom Holmes - SDEC 100
Russell E. McKee - SDEC 100
Pamela J. Laffitte - SDEC 101
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Darby Luxenberg - SDEC 101
Lula Albert - SDEC 102
Mary H. Johnson - SDEC 102
Barbara Drummond - SDEC 103
Mary Catherine Gipson - SDEC 103
Kimberly Albins - SDEC 104
Deborah Easley - SDEC 104
Annie Gordon - SDEC 104
Patricia Lewis - SDEC 104
Darius V. Evans - SDEC 104
James O. Gordon - SDEC 104
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Monday, January 8th, 2018

2018 Candidate Qualifying is Open Until February 9

The Alabama Democratic Party opened candidate qualifying today for the June 5, 2018 Democratic Primary Election. A slate of impressive candidates from across the state have already been gearing up for a spirited primary season.  As expected, a steady stream of candidates running for re-election and as first-time candidates brought qualifying papers by the Alabama Democratic Party’s state headquarters at 501 Adams Ave., Montgomery, AL, today.  Qualifying will end on February 9, 2018, for all federal, state, and county offices, as well as the State Democratic Executive Committee. 

Nancy Worley, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party, said, “We are pleased to see so many strong candidates turn in their qualifying papers today; numerous others called to say they mailed their qualifying papers or plan to bring them to the office this week.”

Information on qualifying procedures and required forms can be found on the Alabama Democratic Party website at http://aldemocrats.org/resource/candidate_qualifying. Individuals interested in running for office at the State and Federal level will qualify with the state party, while those planning to run for county office will qualify with their respective county Democratic Party Chairs.  Potential candidates can find a list of County Chairs, including their contact information, on the Party website here.  For additional information, call the Alabama Democratic Party Office at (334) 262-2221.

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Voter Hotline (800-682-2793) and Election Day Info

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Saturday, December 9th, 2017

US Senate Special Election Information - Vote Dec. 12th!

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Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Chair Worley on the GOP Tax Plan

House Republicans voted today to increase taxes on middle class families and provide massive giveaways to billionaires and wealthy corporations. While Senate Republicans debate their tax plan in committee, the latest edition calls for permanent tax breaks for the richest, paid for by cutting health care and other programs Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and education that working Alabama families rely on every day.

Alabama taxpayers deserve a balanced tax reform plan that strengthens our workforce, and creates economic opportunities. But the Republican tax plan is a bad deal for millions of working families across the country who will be will be worse off under this bill than if Congress had done nothing. On top of permanently raising taxes on millions of Americans, the Republican tax bill will cost American jobs by incentivizing big corporations to move American jobs overseas and making it harder for small businesses on Main Street to compete. It’s long-past time for Republicans to get serious about actual tax reform and join Democrats in building an economy that works for everyone.

Here’s a look at the impact of the Republican tax plan in Alabama:

● The House Republican tax scam hurts teachers in Alabama, by repealing a tax credit for teachers who buy their own school supplies.

● College students in Alabama will also be hurt, because the House tax scam makes student loans more expensive. More than 127,000 graduates in Alabama take advantage of the student loan interest deduction House Republicans want to eliminate, saving $1,049 on average.

● Alabama’s seniors will find it harder to save for retirement or cover their medical bills. In fact, the House GOP tax scam would take away all Alabamians’ ability to deduct their medical expenses. Nearly 142,000 Alabama residents deducted their medical expenses in 2014, saving $8,732 on average.

● The House Republican tax bill could also force $25 billion in automatic cuts to Medicare next year. More than 968,000 Alabamians who rely on Medicare could be at risk.

● Workers in Alabama would be hurt by the corporate tax giveaway. The Republican tax plan incentivizes large companies to move jobs overseas by giving them a 0% rate on most foreign profits. While big corporations take advantage of this loophole, small businesses on Main Street will find it harder to compete.

● The GOP tax bill threatens to take the state and local tax deduction (SALT) away from tens of millions of households nationwide. The deduction ensures that Americans are not taxed twice on the same income. In Alabama, more than 400,000 residents would no longer be able to use the state and local deduction to save hard-earned money on their federal tax returns under the House tax bill.

● The House Republican tax bill is a giant giveaway to wealthy corporations and rich Alabamians, at the expense of everyone else:

● The Senate Republican tax bill also benefits the wealthiest Alabama taxpayers, while hurting middle-class families in our state:

● Distressed and rural communities could lose an important program that funds hundreds of hospitals, daycare facilities, alternative energy projects, and small businesses. The House GOP plan ends the New Market Tax Credits program, which has spurred over $550 million in community investments in Alabama and created over 3,000 full-time jobs since 2003.

● Clean and renewable energy businesses looking to invest and build in Alabama would be at a disadvantage under the House tax plan. The bill would phase out popular tax credits for wind and solar energy that renewable and natural energy industries in Alabama rely on, making it more difficult for Alabama businesses to qualify for the construction tax credits.

● Alabamians recovering from a natural disaster, such as a flood, hurricane, tornado, or fire would be more vulnerable, because the House Republican tax bill eliminates a critical infrastructure financing measure designed to help states rebuild after sudden events.

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Qualified Candidates for Special Elections in Senate District 26 and House District 4

Five Democratic candidates qualified to run in the December 12 Special Primary Election for Senate District 26, and one candidate qualified for House District 4.

"Alabama Democrats are enthusiastic about keeping this Senate seat, and picking up this House seat. Rank and file Democrats are excited about the prospect of electing legislators who will put people first, and not the special interests," said Chairwoman Nancy Worley. Qualified candidates:

Senate District 26

Deborah Anthony
Montgomery, AL

Fred F. Bell
Montgomery, AL

"Coach" David Burkette
Montgomery, AL

Tony Q. Cobb, Jr.
Montgomery, AL

John Knight
Montgomery, AL

 

House District 4

Juanita Allen Healy
Decatur, AL

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Qualifying is open for Special Elections in HD4 and SD26 until October 10

The Alabama Democratic Party opened qualifying today, October 4, for two Special Primary Elections to fill the vacant House District 4 seat in Limestone and Morgan Counties and the vacant Senate District 26 seat in Montgomery County. The House District 4 vacancy was created when former Representative Micky Hammon was convicted of mail fraud, and the Senate District 26 vacancy was created by the resignation of Senator Quinton Ross to become President of Alabama State University.

Any registered voter who is interested in running in either district may call the Party office at (334) 262-2221 to get qualifying forms. An interested person may also print a qualifying form, located on the Democratic Party's website, aldemocrats.org. The qualifying fee is $558.26, half the usual Legislative qualifying fee, because the eventual winners will serve half the term or less.

All qualifying papers, along with the fee, must be received in the State Party Office by Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 5:00 PM. A candidate may hand deliver qualifying forms to the Alabama Democratic Party Office, 501 Adams Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104, or he/she may mail the form to the Alabama Democratic Party, P.O. Box 950, Montgomery, AL 36101.

According to Chair Nancy Worley, "Democrats have an excellent opportunity to fill the vacant House seat in Limestone and Morgan Counties, and the Senate seat in Montgomery County. The Alabama Democratic Party wants to win these seats and elect legislators who will work hard and represent House District 4 and Senate District 26 with integrity and accountability."

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Chair Nancy Worley on Donald Trump’s Visit to Campaign for Luther Strange

Donald Trump’s visit today to campaign for Senator Luther Strange will not distract Alabamians from the fact that Strange and his fellow Republican "fat cats" have been working secretly behind closed doors to take away health care coverage from 32 million Americans. Trump and Strange both support the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson health care repeal bill that would raise premiums up to 20 percent the first year, increase costs for up to 1.9 million Alabamians with pre-existing conditions, lead to an "Age Tax" with 60-year-old Alabamians paying as much as $18,865 more in 2020, and cause 480,000 Alabamians to lose coverage by 2027. Rather than supporting this harmful health care repeal bill that would cut funding in Alabama by $27 billion over the next two decades, including $2.15 billion in 2027 alone, Trump and Strange should work with Democrats in a bipartisan effort to expand health care coverage for all Americans.

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Chair Nancy Worley on Impact of the Cassidy-Graham-Heller-Johnson Repeal Bill

Like each of their previous attempts, the Cassidy-Graham-Heller-Johnson bill would sabotage our health care system, gut Medicaid, increase costs, and strip health care away from millions of Americans. Once again, Republicans in Congress are ignoring the millions of Americans who pressured them into dropping their last health care repeal effort. While Republicans are pushing a bill to take health care away from working families, Democrats are working together to expand coverage for all Americans.

Democrats believe health care is a right, not a privilege. And as Republicans try to take health care away from working families, Alabamians will suffer under the Cassidy-Graham-Heller-Johnson bill. This harmful bill will end Medicaid as we know it, cancel tax credits that help families afford health insurance, and eliminate subsidies that reduce out-of-pocket costs for working families. Republicans need to listen to the Alabamians they represent and join Democrats in their efforts to improve our health care system.

Here is a look at a few of the ways Alabamians will suffer under the Cassidy-Graham-Heller bill:

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Chair Nancy Worley’s Response to Trump Administration Rescinding DACA

Today, the Trump administration turned its back on hard-working immigrant families and students. Donald Trump's actions today force thousands of immigrants back into the shadows, tears families and communities apart and is a devastating blow to the nearly 800,000 young immigrants who only know this country as their home. Trump and his Republicans are choosing to further divide our country, create fear in our communities and even hurt our economy.

Donald Trump's actions today are cruel and bends to the wishes of extremist Republicans in his own party. Democrats proudly stand by the 4,270 DACA beneficiaries in Alabama and believe that America's biggest strength is our diversity. We will continue to work to fix our broken immigration system and the most important step in doing that is supporting the DREAMers who are contributing to our economy and were brought to this country by no fault of their own. We urge Alabama Republicans to act and support legislation in Congress to protect our DREAMers and keep our communities safe.

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Labor Day Message from Chair Nancy Worley

Have a wonderful Labor Day! Today and everyday, we honor the hardworking men and women who have REALLY made our country great -- past, present and in the future. The Alabama Democratic Party salutes you and appreciates your joining together to improve quality, safety, benefits, salaries, etc. for thousands of Alabama's workers, their families, and the corporations or entities for which they work.

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Revival Summer Labor Day Weekend Events

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Revival Summer Canvassing in Montgomery
September 2, 2017
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September 2, 2017
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September 2, 2017
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September 3, 2017
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September 3, 2017
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September 4, 2017
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September 3, 2017
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September 3, 2017
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September 4, 2017
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Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Revival Summer Weekend of Action Events - August 19-20

 

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Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Chair Nancy Worley’s Statement on August 6 Anniversary of Voting Rights Act Signing

Fifty-two years ago, on August 6, 1965, the Voting Rights Act, passed with bipartisan support, was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. The Voting Rights Act guaranteed all American citizens the right to register and vote without obstruction, yet the Republican President, as well as Republicans in Congress and GOP-led State Legislatures today, support obstacles to voter registration and voting.

The signing of the Voting Rights Act was the culmination of many battles by African-American, female, youth and other disenfranchised groups to ensure that every voice is heard on Election Day. Today, the fight to protect and advance voting rights continues. GOP-led states across the nation have recently passed restrictive voting laws. Over a half century after the Voting Rights Act was signed into law, we must recommit to fighting to ensure that every eligible citizen is able to register, that every registered voter is able to vote, and every vote is accurately counted.

Alabama, a state where the battle began to end racial discrimination at the ballot box, must continue its fight for voting rights and enact same-day voter registration, early voting, automatic voter registration upon graduation from high school and other progressive ideas.

Voting rights should not be a Democrat vs. Republican issue; voting rights should be a bipartisan commitment to fulfilling the promise of the Voting Rights Act from over fifty years ago that every voice be heard on Election Day.

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

2017 U.S. Senate Candidates

WIll Boyd
PO Box 475
Florence, AL 35631-0475
Phone: (256) 856-0123
Email: willboydforcongress@gmail.com
Website: willboydforcongress.com

Vann Caldwell
PO Box 172
Talladega, AL 35161
Phone: (205) 886-4406
Email: vanncaldwell@yahoo.com
Website: vanncaldwell.com

Jason E. Fisher
PO Box 3105
Mobile, AL 36652-3105
Phone: (251) 275-5529
Email: info@fisherforsenate.com
Website: fisherforsenate.com

Michael Hansen
2160 Highland Ave. S., Suite 144
Birmingham, AL 35205
Phone: (205) 607-0435
Email: info@hansenforalabama.com
Website: hansenforalabama.com

Doug Jones
PO Box 131025
Birmingham, AL 35213
Phone: (205) 703-4785
Email: doug@dougjonesforsenate.com
Website: dougjonesforsenate.com

Robert Kennedy, Jr.
312-T Schillinger Rd. #16
Mobile, AL 36608
Phone: (251) 272-9461
Email: info@teamkennedy2017.org
Website: teamkennedy2017.org

Brian McGee
Withdrew from the race.

Charles Nana
5386 Cottage Lane
Hoover, AL 35266
Phone: (205) 960-8111
Email: nanaforsenate@gmail.com
Website: nanaforsenate.com

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Statement on Testimony of Former FBI Director James Comey

"Former FBI Director James Comey confirmed that he had multiple conversations with President Trump regarding the Russia investigation, and that Trump may now be under investigation for obstruction of justice,” said Chair Nancy Worley.

"Mr. Comey said he believed Trump was 'looking to get something in exchange for granting my request to stay in the job.' Trump’s behavior is deeply disturbing, as is his apparent contempt for American democracy. The American people deserve to know what is really going on here, and to see justice served," added Worley.

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Summer of Revival Program

The Alabama Democratic Party announced a major statewide Summer of Revival program designed to bolster local party organizations in order to win down-ballot races. The Party will partner with county parties and external allies to invest in local organizing projects over the summer, which will increase the Party’s capacity to elect Democrats up-and-down the ballot in 2017, 2018, and beyond.

The mission of the Summer of Revival is to educate, organize, and mobilize grassroots energy from Democrats in all 67 counties to help build the Party’s base of political power and resist Donald Trump’s attacks on hardworking families.

The program is partly funded with a grant from the Democratic National Committee. “There has been an explosion of activism and energy after the election of Donald Trump, and we need to turn this moment into a movement.” said DNC Chair Tom Perez. “As the Democratic Party, it is our role to support this activism and energy, and convert it into electoral wins up-and-down the ballot by making sure state parties have the tools and resources they need to succeed.”

“The best way for Democrats to revive the Party and win at the ballot box is by doing one thing: organizing,” said Alabama Democratic Party Chair Nancy Worley. “The Summer of Revival is the starting point and will take our message of higher paying jobs, quality public education and affordable healthcare to activists on the front lines and to all Alabamians looking to get engaged. We have a chance to win up-and-down the ballot, but showing up is not enough. We have to organize, knock on doors, and motivate voters to the polls. Only then can we deliver what hardworking Alabama families need.”

Key Summer of Revival Dates:

· On Saturday, June 3, Party organizations and allied groups will hold events across the state to kick off the Summer of Revival.

· On Monday, September 4, Party organizations and allied groups will hold events across the state to conclude the Summer of Revival.

More information about the Summer of Revival program will be released at a later date.

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Qualified Candidates for U.S. Senate Special Election

Will Boyd
Lauderdale County

Vann Caldwell
Talladega County

Jason Fisher
Baldwin County

Michael Hansen
Jefferson County

Doug Jones
Jefferson County

Robert Kennedy, Jr.
Mobile County

Brian McGee
Lee County

Charles Nana
Jefferson County

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Candidate Qualifying Information - 2017 US Senate Special Election

To qualify as a Democratic candidate in the U.S. Senate Special Primary Election, file the following with the Alabama Democratic Party at state headquarters, 501 Adams Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104; or via certified mail to P.O. Box 950, Montgomery, AL 36101:

Qualification forms and fees must be received by 5PM on May 17, 2017.

Important - click on the following links for information regarding required financial disclosure and committee registration/reporting:

Federal Election Commission - required registration and disclosure reporting:  http://www.fec.gov/info/forms.shtml#candidates

U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics - Financial Disclosure Reports:  https://www.ethics.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/overview

U.S. Senate Special Election Dates:

Primary Election - August 15, 2017

Primary Runoff Election - September 26, 2017

General Election - December 12, 2017 

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Qualifying for U.S. Senate Special Election is Open Until May 17

Qualifying is open for the Special Primary Election to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.  Any interested registered Alabama voter may call the Party office at (334) 262-2221 to get qualifying forms. An interested person may also print a qualifying form, located here on the Democratic Party's website, aldemocrats.org/resource/candidate_qualifying.  The qualifying fee is $3480.

All qualifying papers, along with the fee, must be received in the State Party Office by Wednesday, May 17, 2016, at 5:00 PM.  A candidate may hand deliver qualifying forms to the Alabama Democratic Party Office, 501 Adams Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104, or he/she may mail the form to the Alabama Democratic Party, P.O. Box 950, Montgomery, AL 36101.

According to Chairwoman Nancy Worley, "Democrats in Alabama have an excellent opportunity to fill this Republican-held seat," which was created by the resignation of former U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions.  “The Alabama Democratic Party is excited to win back this seat and elect someone who will represent Alabama's working families with integrity and accountability,” said Worley.

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Chair Worley’s Response to Gov. Bentley’s Resignation

"Three strikes and you're out" applies to baseball and to corrupt Republican politics in Alabama, with today's resignation of Gov. Robert Bentley.  The Republican heads of all three branches of our state government have either  been convicted, ousted, or resigned within a year.  First, Rep. Mike Hubbard, Legislative Branch leader and Speaker of the House was convicted on multiple counts and removed from office; next, the head of the Judicial Branch, Chief Justice Roy Moore, was removed from office a second time for failing to uphold the U.S. Constitution, and the third strike today saw the Governor, head of the Executive Branch, agree to a deal that forced him to resign and never hold office again.

"Republican corruption has spread like kudzu throughout our state," according to Nancy Worley, Chair of the Alabama Democratic Party.  "To get elected, Republicans told Alabamians they were the Party of integrity and family values, yet they govern by fattening their own pockets, having love affairs, and disrespecting the founding principles of our government."

Alabamians work hard every day just to make ends meet and give their children a better life, while their Republican leaders in all branches of government sit and "fiddle" (more than playing the fiddle in the latest escapade) while Rome (in this case, Alabama) is burning.

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Response to Ethics Commission’s Findings on Gov. Bentley

The Alabama Ethics Commission's finding "probable cause" that Republican Governor Robert Bentley violated the Ethics Law and Campaign Finance Law fits the pattern of Republican corruption and abuses of power for which Alabama is becoming known. First, the Republican Speaker of the House was convicted in criminal court and removed from office. In addition, the Republican Chief Justice was removed from office a second time after an investigation showed he had ignored the Constitution of the United States, and now the Republican Governor, whose investigation continues beyond the Ethics Commission, faces the possibility of criminal sanction, impeachment, and removal from office. This is clearly not the standard of sound, ethical governance that the people of Alabama deserve.

"The pattern and practice of Republican corruption is spreading like kudzu in our state," said Nancy Worley, Chair of the Alabama Democratic Party. "Republicans love to campaign on empty promises of family values and integrity, yet the record shows that they have governed with dishonesty, deceit, and corruption. While the Republicans are busy fattening their pockets, playing politics, and carrying on real-life soap operas, the hard-working families across our state who play by the rules still struggle to make ends meet and to give their children the opportunities they deserve. The Republican time in office will be remembered in history as the days which 'drove old Dixie down'!"

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Chair Nancy Worley’s Statement on Equal Pay Day

Statement of Chair Nancy Worley on Equal Pay Day:

"Today, people across Alabama and our nation observe Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year. This means women on average have to work until April 4th just to take home what a man did in 2016.

Women in Alabama only make 76 percent of what white, non-Hispanic men make. That puts us at 39th in state equal pay rankings, and the gap is even wider for minority women. African-American women make just 57 cents for every dollar a man makes, and Hispanic women only make 47 cents.

Alabama Democrats believe that women’s economic prosperity is critical to our nation's economic strength, and that it is way past time to close the gender pay gap. I promise that Alabama Democrats will continue to fight to make equal pay a reality."

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Statement on Failure of the GOP Healthcare Plan

The failure of the Republican healthcare plan today was a great victory for 24 million Americans, including hundreds of thousands of Alabamians, who will still have health insurance coverage.

Tens of thousands of concerned citizens across Alabama and the nation made phone calls and signed petitions to oppose the GOP bill, and House Republicans and President Trump folded under the intense pressure. However, the fact remains that Republicans are still just as committed as ever to repealing the Affordable Care Act and taking health care away from tens of millions of Americans.

Democrats must remain vigilant and be prepared to defend hard-working Americans from the Republican onslaught against those who need health care services. Republicans are determined to deprive millions of children, seniors, and people with disabilities of health care in order to get over $200 billion in tax cuts for the super-rich.

Nancy Worley
Chair, Alabama Democratic Party

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Response to President Trump’s Address to Congress

Someone wrote the President a nicely-worded speech tonight; someone disciplined him to use the teleprompter and not get "off message," and someone added a few emotional touches, such as the tribute to Mrs. Owen, the recently-widowed SEAL wife. All PRETTY WORDS, but the President's actions have been, and will be the real test of his honesty, his concern for working people, and his love of America.

DONATE today to the Alabama Democratic Party, REGISTER a new voter every day, and TALK to men and women who have different opinions, diverse religious faiths, and opposing political views. Prepare today for 2018.

Read excerpts from Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's Response to President Trump's "pretty words" below.  Gov. Beshear has a REAL record of accomplishments in Kentucky.  Join the Alabama Democratic Party's efforts to make Alabama as successful as Gov. Beshear's Kentucky, with a Democratic Governor and a Democratic House and Senate.

Nancy Worley, Chair
Alabama Democratic Party

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Excerpts from former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s Democratic Response to President Trump’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress (As Prepared for Delivery)


Mr. President, as a candidate, you promised to be a champion for people struggling to make ends meet … and I hope you live up to that promise.

But one of your first executive orders makes it harder for those families to afford a mortgage.

Then you started rolling back rules that provide oversight of the financial industry and safeguard us against another national economic meltdown.

And you picked a Cabinet of billionaires and Wall Street insiders who want to eviscerate the protections that most Americans count on and that help level the playing field.

That’s not being our champion.

That’s being Wall Street’s champion.

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And even more troubling is that you and your Republican allies in Congress seem determined to rip affordable health insurance away from millions of Americans who most need it.

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But so far, every Republican idea to “replace” the Affordable Care Act would reduce the number of Americans covered, despite promises to the contrary.

Mr. President, folks here in Kentucky expect you to keep your word. Because this isn’t a game – it’s life and death for people.

These ideas promise “access” to care but deny the importance of making care affordable and effective. They would charge families more for fewer benefits and put insurance companies back in control.

Behind these ideas is the belief that folks at the lower end of the economic ladder just don’t deserve health care – that it’s somehow their fault that their employer doesn’t offer insurance or that they can’t afford to buy expensive health plans.

But who are these 22 million Americans, including 500,000 people here in Kentucky, who now have health care that didn’t have it before?

They aren’t aliens from a distant planet.

They’re our friends and neighbors.

We sit in the bleachers with them on Friday night and pray in the pews with them on Sunday morning.

They’re farmers, restaurant workers, part-time teachers, nurses’ aides, construction workers and entrepreneurs working at high-tech start-ups.

And before the Affordable Care Act, they woke up every morning and went to work, praying they wouldn’t get sick; knowing they were just one bad diagnosis away from bankruptcy.

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President Trump also needs to understand that people may disagree with him – but that doesn’t make them his enemies.

When the president attacks the loyalty and credibility of our intelligence agencies, the court system, the military, the free press and individual Americans – simply because he doesn’t like what they say – he is eroding our democracy.

And that’s reckless.

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Kentucky made real progress while I was governor because we were motivated by one thing: Helping families.

Democrats are trying to bring that same focus back to Washington.

Americans are a diverse people. We may disagree on some things … but we’ve always come together when we remember that we are one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Thank you.

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Congratulations to New House Minority Leadership - Rep. Anthony Daniel and Rep. Elaine Beech

Alabama Democrats Congratulate House Minority Leader Rep. Anthony Daniels and House Democratic Caucus Chair Rep. Elaine Beech

The Alabama Democratic Party congratulates Rep. Anthony Daniels, the new House Minority Leader, and Rep. Elaine Beech, the new House Democratic Caucus Chairwoman.  "These two outstanding Democrats will lead the state forward and will work with their colleagues to make sure the voices of all Alabama citizens are heard," said Nancy Worley, Chair of the Alabama Democratic Party.  "Rep. Daniels and Rep. Beech, along with other Democrats in the House and Senate, will focus on the Democratic values of higher paying jobs, quality public schools, and affordable health care, as they guide the 2017 Democratic Legislative Program in the Alabama Legislature," said Worley.

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Save the Affordable Care Act

Someone in your family probably gained health coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Almost 215,000 Alabamians were the recipients of this coverage. Do the Republicans really want to harm, sicken or kill 215,000 Alabamians?

Most Americans who have received care through the ACA live in districts represented by Republicans, meaning that Republicans are stabbing their own voters in the back with a cowardly middle-of-the night repeal vote.

The uninsured rate in our country is the lowest it has ever been, seniors are paying less, young adults can stay on their parents’ insurance longer, and Americans can no longer be denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions. The Affordable Care Act is literally the difference between living and dying for millions of Americans.

Please click the following link to help stop the repeal of the ACA:  call your U.S. Senators and Congressman today.

Nancy Worley
Chair, Alabama Democratic Party

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Alabama Democrats Mourn Death of former Governor Albert Brewer

The Alabama Democratic Party mourns the loss of Governor Albert Brewer, who served our state with honor, dignity, and intelligence for many years.  His legacy of progressive leadership in the Alabama Legislature and as Governor set a high standard which others have attempted, but failed to reach.

"As Democratic Party Chair, I considered Governor Brewer to be a personal friend and mentor through the years.  I shall miss his quiet counsel, his wisdom, and his vision for our state," said Nancy Worley.

The Alabama Democratic Party expresses its condolences to Governor Brewer's family and many friends.

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Qualifying for House District 58 Special Election is Open Until December 27

Qualifying is open for the Special Primary Election to fill the vacant House District 58 seat in Jefferson County, created by the resignation of Rep. Oliver Robinson.  Any interested registered voter in HD58 may call the Party office at (334) 262-2221 to get qualifying forms. An interested person may also print a qualifying form, located on the Democratic Party's website, aldemocrats.org.  The qualifying fee is $558.26, half the usual Legislative qualifying fee because the eventual winner will serve half the term or less.

All qualifying papers, along with the fee, must be received in the State Party Office by Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at 5:00 PM.  A candidate may hand deliver qualifying forms to the Alabama Democratic Party Office, 501 Adams Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104, or he/she may mail the form to the Alabama Democratic Party, P.O. Box 950, Montgomery, AL 36101.

According to Chair Nancy Worley, "Democrats in Jefferson County have an excellent opportunity to fill this vacant seat," which was created when former Representative Oliver Robinson resigned.  “The Alabama Democratic Party is excited to hold onto this seat and elect someone who will work hard and represent House District 58 with integrity and accountability,” said Worley.

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Alabama Democratic Party Statement on Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

Donald Trump’s choice of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III for U.S. Attorney General is deeply disturbing. Our nation does not need an Attorney General with a history of hostility toward civil rights law, as well as disdain for voting rights activists overseeing civil rights and voting rights enforcement.

Sessions was considered too racist to be a federal judge in the 1980’s. At that time, he was the second nominee in fifty years to be rejected by a U.S. Senate committee. At a critical time in our history when voting rights are in jeopardy and voter suppression has become a principal electoral tool of a major political party, Jeff Sessions is the opposite of what we need to lead the Justice Department.

The United States Senate should reject the nomination of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General and prevent him from attempting to drag our great nation backwards to the 1860’s.

Nancy Worley
Chair, Alabama Democratic Party

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Qualifying for House District 67 Special Election is Open Until November 29

Qualifying is open for the Special Primary Election to fill the vacant House District 67 seat in Dallas and Perry Counties.  Any interested registered voter in HD67 may call the Party office at (334) 262-2221 to get qualifying forms. An interested person may also print a qualifying form, located on the Democratic Party's website, aldemocrats.org.  The qualifying fee is $558.26, half the usual Legislative qualifying fee because the eventual winner will serve half the term.

All qualifying papers, along with the fee, must be received in the State Party Office, by Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 5:00 PM.  A candidate may hand deliver qualifying forms to the Alabama Democratic Party Office, 501 Adams Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104, or he/she may mail the form to the Alabama Democratic Party, P.O. Box 950, Montgomery, AL 36101.

According to Chair Nancy Worley, "Democrats in Dallas and Perry Counties have an excellent opportunity to fill this vacant seat," which was created when former Representative Darrio Melton was elected Mayor of Selma.  Chairwoman Worley emphasized the importance of any candidate's willingness to work hard and represent House District 67 with integrity and accountability.

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Chair Nancy Worley Salutes Our Veterans

The Alabama Democratic Party salutes all veterans, past and present, for your valor, patriotism, and work on Veterans Day and every day of the year.  You protect us from harm, you fortify our democracy, and you maintain peace in our nation, as well as abroad.  Thank you!

America's veterans of the past, many of whom paid the ultimate sacrifice, served our nation with honor and dignity as they protected human rights throughout the world.  Today's veterans continue  that same service and sacrifice.   We praise all veterans for their  accomplishments in the past, present and future.

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Alabama Democratic Party Response to November 8 Election

Although more Democrats than Republicans voted nationwide for the Democratic Party’s stellar nominees for President and Vice President, the outcome was an Electoral College victory for the Republican nominees. We congratulate the winners and offer our support as they attempt to unify our divided country.

The Party also congratulates all our state and local candidates who were on the ballot. Regardless of the outcome, each candidate demonstrated undaunted courage and a strong commitment to service by qualifying to run for office and campaigning throughout the election season. We appreciate all of our Democratic volunteers who were an integral part of each campaign.

Most of us agree that our country and our state are divided, but we must all unify as a state and nation to guarantee that our children receive a world-class education in well-funded public schools.  We must support our working men and women with job training and employment opportunities, higher pay, and affordable health care.  We must protect our senior citizens‘ retirement and Social Security, as we expand their options for long-term independent living.

The Alabama Democratic Party will never stop fighting for the interests of the people of our great state.

Nancy Worley
Chair, Alabama Democratic Party

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Election Information - November 8, 2016

Rides to the Polls:

Jefferson County - call (205) 213-4091

Other counties - call (334) 262-2221

 

Democratic Candidates:

US Senate - Ron Crumpton

US House District 2 - Nathan Mathis

US House District 3 - Jesse Smith

US House District 5 - Will Boyd

US House District 6 - David Putman

US House District 7 - Congresswoman Terri Sewell

State Board of Education District 3 - Jarralynne Agee

State Board of Education District 5 - Ella Bell

 

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Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Donald Trump and the Third Debate

For the THIRD time, Hillary Clinton won the debate last night!

For the THIRD time, Donald Trump insulted one or more persons in the debate. This time he stooped to a new low when he referred to our nominee as a "nasty woman."

Once again he demonstrated that his vocabulary and his demeanor are inappropriate for a President of the United States.

Most Mothers and Fathers teach their children to be polite, NOT call people names, NOT curse in public, NOT make fun of people with handicaps, etc., yet Donald Trump has repeatedly shown that he did not learn those important lessons in childhood. He has repeatedly shown himself to lack the polish and class we expect in a President.

Some of you remember the uproar when Jimmy Carter wore a sweater in a televised fireside chat. People said he did not "look Presidential." Where is the same outcry when Donald Trump does not "sound Presidential"? Trump's language and behavior make him the candidate who "needs his mouth washed out with soap."

Trump displays a lack of knowledge, lack of temperament, and lack of refinement which, historically, we expected in the person who held the highest office in the land.

We can't allow him to achieve his goals. We can't stand by while this man continues to spread his lies, crude name-calling and lack of respect across our country.

We can't just let him win here in Alabama without a fight! Not in a state where 195,055 people have health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Not in a state that has improved from 9.1% to 5.4% unemployment under President Obama.

We must move forward together. We need you to join us in this fight. We need you to call your family, friends and neighbors to make sure they are registered to vote.

Monday, October 24th is the Alabama deadline for voter registration. Make sure every Democrat votes by absentee ballot if he/she cannot vote at the polls on Election day, November 8th.

We also need you in this fight to help our Party move forward together. You may donate here to the Alabama Democratic Party.

We cannot win this war unless we stand up and fight. We cannot win this war if we allow Trump to get away with degrading those with disabilities, women, immigrants and so many others.

Stand up for Alabama today. Stand up for Democrats today.

In unity there is victory. I am willing to listen to anyone, work with anyone, join in fighting the enemy at any time, but we cannot do this without your help.

Forward together!

Pitch in today!

Nancy Worley
Chair, Alabama Democratic Party

 

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Alabama Democrats Mourn Passing of Lucy Baxley

The Alabama Democratic Party mourns the loss of Lucy Baxley, an outstanding woman who served our state with honor and grace for many years. We inducted her into the Alabama Democratic Party Hall of Fame last year for her numerous political accomplishments through the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband, children, and other family members.

Obituary

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Statement on Donald Trump and the Second Debate

Last night, Donald Trump confirmed that he dodged taxes, belittled sexual assault as “locker room” talk, demonstrated no grasp of foreign policy issues, filled the debate stage with hateful remarks, and threatened to jail his political opponent. At this point it should be abundantly clear that Donald Trump, with his unstable temperament, is historically unfit to be president.

Some Alabama Republicans are now trying to distance themselves from Trump’s reprehensible behavior.

“Alabama Republicans supported Donald Trump’s bigoted and dangerous campaign while he made racist and sexist statements, mocked people with disabilities, promoted bullying, invited cyber attacks, and praised Vladimir Putin.” said Alabama Democratic Party Chair Nancy Worley. “They made their choice, and there is no turning back now.

At the second debate, Trump admitted that he dodged taxes, refused to apologize for sexist comments, and demonstrated no grasp of foreign policy issues.

While Hillary Clinton has the knowledge, strength, and detailed plans to build a strong economy where everyone can get ahead, Donald Trump peddles hate speech, disgusting sexual comments and conspiracy theories. The choice is clear.”

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Candidate Training September 29th

 2016 Campaign School
 How to Run a Successful Campaign
 A one-day campaign school sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation

Attend a one-day, bi-partisan campaign school sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation on Thursday, September 29th, 2016.  The campaign school is open to anyone interested in becoming a candidate in the future or for those who already hold political office.

The school will provide you with ethics training - the tools and information necessary to organize a political campaign with strong grassroots efforts and an effective strategy. It will teach potential candidates the steps to take now to ensure a successful campaign in the future or will help veteran office holders to evaluate their past campaign efforts.

Our program includes award-winning speakers, study materials, special guests, a light breakfast and lunch.  You will hear from elected officials of both parties along with the state’s top political consultants on the best strategies to run a successful campaign. Lt. Governor Kay Ivey and Secretary of State John Merrill are among those who will be speaking.

Registration is required and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Space is limited so please register today for only $20 to cover the cost of food and materials.

Registration will close on September 1st at noon.

Please make your check payable to the Alabama Farmers Federation and mail to the address below:

Jessica Mims
Alabama Farmers Federation
P.O. Box 11000
Montgomery, Alabama 36191

Register

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Alabama Delegation to the 2016 Democratic National Convention

District-level delegates:

Congressional District 1

Female
Vivian Davis Figures  (Clinton)
Mary Morris  (Clinton)

Male
James E. Buskey  (Clinton)
Marcellus N. Parker  (Sanders)


Congressional District 2

Female
Janet Y. Buskey  (Clinton)
Tyna D. Davis  (Clinton)
Beth Sanders  (Sanders)

Male
Joe Reed  (Clinton)
Steven L. Reed  (Clinton)


Congressional District 3

Female
Gwendolyn Harris Brooks  (Clinton)
Pat "Patsy" Jones  (Clinton)

Male
Johnny Ford  (Clinton)
Jesse T. Smith  (Sanders)


Congressional District 4

Female
Sue Thompson  (Clinton)
Ashley Bryant  (Sanders)

Male
Robert Avery  (Clinton)
Roger H. Bedford, Jr.  (Clinton)


Congressional District 5

Female
Susan C. Brown  (Clinton)
Laura Hall  (Clinton)

Male
Eddie Sherrod  (Clinton)
Patrick Doyle  (Sanders)


Congressional District 6

Female
Merika Coleman  (Clinton)
Mallory Anderton  (Sanders)

 

Congressional District 7

Female
Louise Alexander  (Clinton)
Linda Coleman  (Clinton)
Shelia Smoot  (Clinton)
Sheila D. Tyson  (Clinton)

Male
Fred Bell  (Clinton)
Earl Hilliard, Jr.  (Clinton)
Hank Sanders  (Clinton)
Rodger M. Smitherman  (Clinton)

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PLEO (Party Leader Elected Official) Delegates:

Female
Valvier "Val" Bright  (Clinton)
Priscilla P. Dunn  (Clinton)
Juandalynn "LeLe" Givan  (Clinton)

Male
Grover Dunn  (Clinton)
Fred D. Gray  (Clinton)
Joe L. Reed  (Clinton)
Steven W. Hoyt  (Sanders)

At-Large Delegates:

Female
Jarralynne Agee  (Clinton)
Maudie Bedford  (Clinton)
Sherry McClain  (Clinton)
Yvette M. Richardson  (Clinton)
Teresa Smiley  (Clinton)
Larisa Thomason  (Sanders)

Male
Roger Bedford III  (Clinton)
Warren Davis  (Clinton)
Harry Gilliam  (Clinton)
Julian McPhillips  (Clinton)
Jim Spearman  (Clinton)
Charlie L. Staten  (Clinton)
Jeffery McDaniels  (Sanders)

At-Large Alternates:

Female
Sylvia Williams  (Sanders)

Male
 

Credentials Committee:
Anita McDaniel Brueck  (Clinton)
Zack Buckner  (Clinton)

Platform Committee:
Carolyn (CiCi) Culpepper  (Clinton)
D. Anthony (Tony) Parker  (Sanders)

Rules Committee:
Virginia Edington  (Clinton)
Earl Jones  (Clinton)

Pages:
Wade Lipscomb
Irva Reed

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Candidate Qualifying for House District 79 Special Election

Qualifying is open for the Special Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 to fill the vacant House District 79 seat in Lee County. Any interested candidate may print a qualifying form, located on the Party website: (click here). A potential candidate may also call the Party at (334) 262-2221 and ask the Party Staff to mail or fax a qualifying form. The qualifying fee is $558.26, half the usual House qualifying fee because the eventual winner will serve half the term.

All qualifying papers, along with the fee, must be received in the State Party Office by July 14, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. Candidates may mail or deliver qualifying forms to the Alabama Democratic Party at 501 Adams Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104.

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Alabama Democratic Party Mourns Passing of Secretary Greg Graves

Alabama Democrats mourn the passing of Dr. Gregory T. Graves, Secretary of the Alabama Democratic Party. Please join us in extending thoughts and prayers to Dr. Graves' loved ones during this difficult time.

The funeral arrangements for Dr. Graves are as follows:

Family Hour – Friday, May 6th - 6:30 - 7:30pm
Ross-Clayton Funeral Home
1412 Adams Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104

Funeral – Saturday, May 7th – 11:00am
Community Congregational United Church of Christ
3481 South Court Street
Montgomery, AL 36105

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at ServisFirst Bank for "The Graves Family Fund" (TyJewel Graves College Fund). Donations should be mailed to: ServisFirst Bank, P.O. Box 4189, Montgomery, AL 36103.

 

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Alabama College Democrats Held 2016 Convention in Tuscaloosa

This past weekend the Alabama College Democrats held their annual convention in Tuscaloosa. A great crowd of future Alabama Democratic leaders was on hand to conduct business and elect a new slate of officers to serve for the next year. Attendees heard from Doug Hoffman, President of Engage Alabama; 6th Judicial Circuit Judge John England; U.S. Senate nominee Ron Crumpton; and Alabama Democratic Party Chair Nancy Worley.

Congratulations to our College Democrats for an excellent 2016 convention!

New executive board pictured above (L to R): Mike Smith, Nick Osborn, Patrick Fitzgerald, Katie Schafer, Calvin Wilborn, Emily Hale, Chip Brownlee, Colin Mortensen, and Ethan Gregory

 

Monday, April 4th, 2016

At-Large and PLEO Delegates Elected on April 2

National convention delegation press release:  2016-04-21 Convention Delegation Certification.pdf

 

PLEO (Party Leader Elected Official) Delegates:

Female
Valvier "Val" Bright  (Clinton)
Priscilla P. Dunn  (Clinton)
Juandalynn "LeLe" Givan  (Clinton)

Male
Grover Dunn  (Clinton)
Fred D. Gray  (Clinton)
Joe L. Reed  (Clinton)
Steven W. Hoyt  (Sanders)

At-Large Delegates:

Female
Jarralynne Agee  (Clinton)
Maudie Bedford  (Clinton)
Sherry McClain  (Clinton)
Nancy Gardner Sewell  (Clinton)
Teresa Smiley  (Clinton)
Larisa Thomason  (Sanders)

Male
Roger Bedford III  (Clinton)
Harry Gilliam  (Clinton)
Jim Spearman  (Clinton)
Charlie L. Staten  (Clinton)
Jeffery McDaniels  (Sanders)

At-Large Alternates:

Female
Yvette M. Richardson  (Clinton)
Sylvia Williams  (Sanders)

Male
Julian McPhillips  (Clinton)
Warren Davis  (Clinton)

Credentials Committee:
Anita McDaniel Brueck  (Clinton)
Zack Buckner  (Clinton)

Platform Committee:
Carolyn (CiCi) Culpepper  (Clinton)
D. Anthony (Tony) Parker  (Sanders)

Rules Committee:
Virginia Edington  (Clinton)
Earl Jones  (Clinton)

Pages:
Wade Lipscomb
Irva Reed

Friday, March 11th, 2016

District-Level Convention Delegates Elected on March 1 with Election Results

Congressional District 1

Female
Vivian Davis Figures  (Clinton)
Mary Morris  (Clinton)

Male
Napoleon Bracy, Jr.  (Clinton)
James E. Buskey  (Clinton)
Marcellus N. Parker  (Sanders)

 
Congressional District 2

Female
Janet Y. Buskey  (Clinton)
Tyna D. Davis  (Clinton)
Beth Sanders  (Sanders)

Male
Joe Reed  (Clinton)
Steven L. Reed  (Clinton)

 
Congressional District 3

Female
Gwendolyn Harris Brooks  (Clinton)
Pat "Patsy" Jones  (Clinton)

Male
Johnny Ford  (Clinton)
Fred Gray, Jr.  (Clinton)
Jesse T. Smith  (Sanders)

 
Congressional District 4

Female
Sue Thompson  (Clinton)
Ashley Bryant  (Sanders)

Male
Robert Avery  (Clinton)
Roger H. Bedford, Jr.  (Clinton)

 
Congressional District 5

Female
Susan C. Brown  (Clinton)
Laura Hall  (Clinton)

Male
Eddie Sherrod  (Clinton)
Patrick Doyle  (Sanders)

 
Congressional District 6

Female
Merika Coleman  (Clinton)
Mallory Anderton  (Sanders)

Male
Louis Baxley  (Clinton)

 
Congressional District 7

Female
Louise Alexander  (Clinton)
Ella B. Bell  (Clinton)
Linda Coleman  (Clinton)
Shelia Smoot  (Clinton)
Sheila D. Tyson  (Clinton)

Male
Fred Bell  (Clinton)
Earl Hilliard, Jr.  (Clinton)
Hank Sanders  (Clinton)
Rodger M. Smitherman  (Clinton)


The "Uncommitted" presidential category did not reach the 15% threshold in any congressional district. As a result, no uncommitted delegates were elected.

Delegate election results:

Hillary Clinton

Martin J. O'Malley

Bernie Sanders

Uncommitted

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Qualified Candidates for At-Large and Pledged PLEO (Party Leader Elected Official) Delegate

Click on the links below to view At-Large and Pledged PLEO (Party Leader Elected Official) Delegate Candidates

At-Large

Pledged PLEO (Party Leader Elected Offical)

Qualifying to run as a Pledged PLEO and/or At-Large Delegate ends March 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

 

Monday, March 7th, 2016

At-Large and PLEO Delegate Qualifying Open Until March 29

Alabama Democrats interested in running as an At-Large Delegate (or Alternate) and/or Pledged Party Leader and Elected Official (PLEO) Delegate may qualify by submitting a Statement of Candidacy with the Alabama Democratic Party by 5:00 p.m. on March 29, 2016.

Eleven At-Large delegates, seven pledged PLEO delegates and four alternates will be selected at a meeting of the State Democratic Executive Committee on April 2, 2016. The SDEC meeting will be held at the Crump Senior Center, 1751 Congressman W.L. Dickinson Dr, Montgomery, AL 36109 and will begin at 11:00 a.m. Convention delegates will meet at the Crump Center immediately after the SDEC meeting.

Delegate candidates who previously submitted statements of candidacy do not have to resubmit the form unless they did not indicate that they wanted to be considered for At-Large and/or PLEO, or if they wish to change the presidential candidate that they are pledged to.

The Democratic Party seeks a diverse group of candidates in gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, occupation, etc.

Statements of candidacy (with signed pledges of presidential candidate support) may be submitted in person or mailed to the Party office in Montgomery:

Alabama Democratic Party
501 Adams Ave
Montgomery, AL 36104

PDF download:  Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

PRIMARY ELECTION DAY!

Democrats are heading out to vote all over the state today, and we're counting on voters like you to make your voices heard. The polls are open today from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., so double check your polling place and make a plan to get out and vote.

We are fortunate to have two incredible candidates in Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, and you've had the opportunity to hear from both of them on their plans to keep moving America forward. No matter who becomes our nominee, we are going to stand behind them and fight as hard as we can until one of them is the next President of the United States.

Find your polling place at the link below and GO VOTE!

Locate your polling place

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Alabama Democratic Party has not endorsed a Presidential candidate in the March 1 Primary

The Alabama Democratic Party has NOT endorsed a candidate for President in the March 1 Primary.  On Saturday, February 13, following the minority caucus' (ADC) Luncheon, WSFA (Channel 12), an affiliate of the Raycom Network, ran a false story that the Party had endorsed Hillary Clinton.  Party Chair Nancy Worley called the reporter after she heard the story Saturday evening and asked for a correction.  She was assured the story would be taken down and corrected. 

Unfortunately other Raycom Network affiliates ran the story on Sunday with the false information.  ADC, the Alabama Democratic Conference, or minority caucus chaired by Dr. Joe Reed, endorsed Secretary Clinton; however, the Alabama Democratic Party does not endorse in a Primary Election.

Individuals with concerns about this false story should call Channel 12, a Raycom Affiliate in Montgomery, which originally aired the story at (334) 288-1212.

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Alabama Democratic Party Mourns Passing of Vice Chair Redding Pitt

The Alabama Democratic Party is deeply saddened by the death of Redding Pitt, current Vice Chair since 2013, and former Chairman, 2001 – 2005.  Redding Pitt served as an attorney with the firm of Farris, Riley and Pitt in Birmingham, Alabama, from 2001 until his death.  A native of the Tennessee Valley, Redding Pitt was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, 1994 - 2001, and he held various government positions at the federal and state level prior to that appointment.

Alabama Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Worley said, “Redding was an excellent Party Chairman and Vice Chairman, a scholar of history and politics, and a strong supporter of the Democratic Party’s core principles.”  “The State Democratic Executive Committee, its officers, as well as Democrats throughout Alabama, offer condolences to his son and extended family.  We will never forget his numerous contributions to the Party and to the people of our state,” said Worley.

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Chair Nancy Worley:  7th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed by President Obama seven years ago today. Named for an Alabama woman who fought back after discovering her male co-workers were paid more for doing the same work, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act restored an employee's right to challenge pay discrimination in the workplace.

Alabama Democratic Chairwoman Nancy Worley praised the courage of Ledbetter and said, "The Fair Pay Act was a victory for families, since four out of ten households in our country are headed by females."

Unfortunately, women still earn 79 cents for every dollar a man makes, so there is more work to do to achieve fair pay. "Democrats support a strong economy, and equal pay will help strengthen that foundation and grow the middle class," said Worley.

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Certified Delegate Candidates

Please click the link below for the list of certified 2016 Democratic National Convention Delegate candidates.

Delegate Candidates

 

Friday, November 6th, 2015

March 1 Democratic Primary Candidates

Candidates for the March 1, 2016 Democratic Primary Election

Please select the desired office to view the list of qualified Democratic candidates.

Presidential

United States Senate

United States House of Representatives

State Board of Education

Circuit Judge

District Judge

District Attorney

National Convention Delegate

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Candidate/County Leader Training and Yellow Dog Presidential Luncheon

On Saturday, November 7, 2015, you are cordially invited to attend the Alabama Democratic Party’s COUNTY LEADER and CANDIDATE TRAINING, followed by our YELLOW DOG PRESIDENTIAL LUNCHEON, for the SMALL PRICE of $25 per person.  The location of the training and luncheon will be the Crump Senior Center, 1751 Congressman Dickinson Dr. (Wetumpka Hwy.), Montgomery, Alabama 36109, and the schedule will be as follows:

     9:30 - 10:00 A.M.  Registration in Rear Foyer (More parking in the rear)
     10:00 - 12:15 P.M. Training (County Leaders and Candidates separate)
                                Topics include Compliance, Fundraising, Communications,
                                Digital, Votebuilder, Field Operations, etc.
     12:30 - 2:00 P.M. Yellow Dog Presidential Luncheon
                                 James Carville (Confirmed Speaker)
                                 Other Speakers are not confirmed at this date.

All attendees must register and pay $25 per person.  There will be NO GENERAL SEATING (everyone will be assigned a table number following receipt of payment.  There will be NO STANDING, other than pre-cleared press; therefore, you must register and pay the $25 to attend this event.  REGISTRATION and PAYMENT can be made online or via the form linked below, with a check made payable to the Alabama Democratic Party.  Mail your registration form and check by Monday, November 2, 2015, to the Alabama Democratic Party, 501 Adams Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104.

NO PAC (Political Action Committee) CHECKS can be accepted by the Alabama Democratic Party; however, you may use an individual, business, or candidate committee check.  You should also complete a contribution form, since Federal Law requires political committees to report the name, address, occupation and employer for each person whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year.

Make your plans now to be in Montgomery, AL, at the Crump Senior Center, on Saturday, November 7, to learn winning strategies and hear from the Presidential Campaigns.  Register NOW!

Registration Forms

Online Registration

Monday, September 14th, 2015

2016 Candidates May Qualify Now Through November 6th

The Alabama Democratic Party opened candidate qualifying today for the March 1, 2016 Democratic Primary Election.  A steady stream of candidates running for re-election and as first-time candidates brought qualifying papers by the Alabama Democratic Party’s state headquarters at 501 Adams Ave., Montgomery, AL, today.  Qualifying will end on November 6, 2015, for all federal, state, and county offices, as well as for Presidential candidates and their Convention Delegates who will be on the March 1 Primary Ballot. 

Nancy Worley, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party, said, “We are pleased to see numerous judicial candidates and candidates for District Attorney turn in their qualifying papers today; numerous others called to say they mailed their qualifying papers or plan to bring them to the office this week.”

For more information, including qualifying fees and needed forms, see our Candidate Qualifying web page at http://aldemocrats.org/resource/candidate_qualifying. Individuals interested in running for office at the State and Federal level will qualify with the state party, while those planning to run for county office will qualify with their respective county Democratic Party Chairs.  Potential candidates can find a list of County Chairs, including their contact information, on the Party website here.

 

 

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Chair Nancy Worley:  Celebrate Labor Day

Today we celebrate the labor movement in America which has improved our country's economic conditions, fought for higher wages and better working conditions, and opposed child labor, pay discrimination, and many other problems in the workplace and beyond.  Let us pause on this Labor Day to thank those who work today, as well as in the past, to make our country strong, to help those in need, and to create strength through unity to improve our lives.

In ancient Greece and Rome, the first labor unions were formed by the skilled artisans and craftsmen who wanted to protect the quality of their goods and services.  For example, the sculptors grew tired of pseudo-artists filling holes in their sculptures with wax and selling them as first-rate products at full price; therefore, the skilled artists formed a sculptors' guild or union to guarantee their genuine, quality work.  Today, we applaud America's unions for continuing that same principle  -- to produce quality, American-made products.  Buy American; buy Union.

Enjoy your Labor Day, but remember to honor those for whom the day is named.

 

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

2016 Presidential and Delegate Qualifying Forms

Attached below are digital copies of the 2016 Presidential Qualifying form, as well as the 2016 Presidential Petition form, and the 2016 Delegate qualifying form.  Completed forms will be accepted during the qualifying period of September 14, 2015 to November 6, 2015. 

If you have questions please feel free to call our office at (334) 262-2221.

Presidential Qualifying Form

Presidential Petition Form

Delegate Qualifying Form

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Jefferson County Young Democrats Named Outstanding Local Chapter of the Year

The Jefferson County Young Democrats were named Outstanding Local Chapter of the Year at the Young Democrats of America's 2015 National Convention this past weekend in Los Angeles. Congratulations and well done, Jefferson County Young Democrats!

 

 

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Nancy Worley calls Tennessee Democratic Chairwoman on Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage Amendment

Today, August 18, marks the 95th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, or Women’s Suffrage Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. To mark this occasion, I called Tennessee’s Democratic Party Chairwoman, Mary Mancini, to congratulate Tennessee on being the 36th state to ratify this amendment. Since ratification required three-fourths of the states to vote in the affirmative, the Tennessee Legislature became the final state necessary for passage when it ratified the Women’s Suffrage Amendment by one vote on August 18, 1920.

I told my female colleague and neighboring state Chairperson, "Congratulations on your state’s making it possible for women to achieve equality at the ballot box. As women active in politics, we both appreciate the battles which were fought from 1848, when the idea was first seriously proposed at the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention, until 1920, when it was ratified."

Unfortunately, Alabama lawmakers fought this amendment and did not vote to ratify it until 1953, long after it was the law of the land. These backward attitudes toward women’s voting in 1920, remind us of some of today’s Republican Presidential candidates who want to turn back the clock on women’s progress.

August 18, 1920, when the 19th Amendment was ratified, and August 26, when the Women’s Suffrage Amendment was certified as law by the U.S. Congress, are both days for celebration. Passage of the 19th Amendment gave women the opportunity to make our voices heard, but we must all register to vote and cast our ballots in every election.

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Chair Nancy Worley on Gov. Bentley’s Endorsement of Gov. Kasich for President

It is ironic that Alabama's Republican Gov. Robert Bentley refuses to expand Medicaid funding for Alabama, yet today he endorsed Republican Gov. John Kasich for President, a Republican who accepted and praised Medicaid funding expansion for his state.

Gov. Bentley's refusal to expand Medicaid funding for Alabama, and the Republican Legislative supermajority's failure to pass a General Fund Budget after two attempts, shows how out-of-touch the Republican Party is with Alabamians.  Alabama's citizens work hard every day and they expect the Republicans who control the Legislature to do likewise and quit spending taxpayer dollars for Special Sessions.

Gov. Bentley should follow the lead of the man he endorsed for President and accept expanded Medicaid funding for Alabama. Democratic lawmakers have long supported this expansion, along with a lottery, to help resolve our state's financial crisis.

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Chair Nancy Worley on the 80th Anniversary of Social Security

Today marks the 80th Anniversary of the highly utilized Social Security program in the United States of America. Before the passage of Social Security, thousands of older Alabamians were poverty stricken, countless widows had no pensions, and numerous disabled workers had no income. Social Security changed the future for these citizens and gave hope to the hopeless.

Today, over one million Alabamians are the beneficiaries of Social Security, and more than half of those individuals rely on Social Security to provide 50 percent or more of their income. As a result of the 80-year-old Social Security Act, senior citizens can live independently for a longer time, widows are not left destitute, and disabled workers can put food on their tables.

Social Security is a cornerstone of American life, but it is under constant attack by Republicans in Congress and by current Republican Presidential contenders. While Democrats strongly support Social Security, we urge all our lawmakers to be vigilant against attacks on this very beneficial, successful program for eighty years.

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Chair Nancy Worley: Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

Fifty years ago, on August 6, 1965, the Voting Rights Act, a piece of legislation supported by both Democrats and Republicans, was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson.  The Voting Rights Act guaranteed an American citizen’s right to register and vote without obstruction, yet many Republican candidates for President, as well as Republicans in Congress and GOP-led State Legislatures today, support obstacles to voter registration and voting.

The signing of the Voting Rights Act was the culmination of many battles by black, female, youth and other disenfranchised groups to ensure that every voice is heard on Election Day.  Today, the fight to protect and advance voting rights continues.

Over half the states have passed laws to expand access to the ballot, while many other states have passed restrictive voting laws. Fifty years after the Voting Rights Act was signed into law, we must recommit to fighting to ensure that every eligible citizen is able to register, that every registered voter is able to vote, and every vote is accurately counted.

Alabama, a state where the battle began to end racial discrimination at the ballot box, must continue its fight for voting rights and join over half of America, by enacting same-day voter registration, early voting, automatic voter registration upon graduation from high school and other progressive ideas.

Voting rights should not be a Democrat vs. Republican issue; voting rights should be a bipartisan commitment to fulfilling the promise of the Voting Rights Act from fifty years ago that every voice be heard on Election Day.

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Chair Nancy Worley:  Happy 50th Anniversary, Medicare and Medicaid

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation to establish Medicare for the elderly and Medicaid for low-income adults, children, pregnant women, and people with disabilities.  As Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 years old, millions of Americans have benefitted from these programs which have saved lives, reduced the number of uninsured Americans, helped people live longer, and provided the peace of mind that comes with affordable health care which is available when you need it.

The chances are good that everyone reading or hearing this either has Medicare or Medicaid, or knows someone who has benefitted from these programs.  Nearly 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day – that’s more than a quarter million each month who benefit from Medicare and Medicaid.  Fifty years later, we sometimes take these programs for granted which provide preventive services such as flu shots and diabetes screenings, or coverage for hospital stays, lab tests, wheelchairs, prescription drugs and more.

It’s easy to forget that before 1966, roughly half of all seniors were uninsured and lived in fear that the high cost of health care would cause them and their families to be poverty stricken.  Too few of us remember that not that long ago, far too many disabled people, families with children, pregnant women and low-income working Americans were unable to afford the medical care they needed to stay healthy and productive.

In 2015, fifty years after Medicare and Medicaid were signed into law and transformed the delivery of health care in the United States, millions of Americans now have access to the quality and affordable health care they need to live happy, healthy and productive lives.

Happy Golden Anniversary, Medicare and Medicaid.

Monday, July 20th, 2015

2016 Candidate Qualifying Period:  September 14 - November 6

It's official! Candidate qualifying for the 2016 elections will begin on Monday, September 14, 2015 and will continue until Friday, November 6, 2015.

Candidates for the following offices qualify with the state party:

Many more positions are up for election next year.  Contact the Alabama Democratic Party or your local county chair.  Let us hear from you if you would like to run!

Monday, July 13th, 2015

2016 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Plan

Please find attached below the  2016 Democtatic National Convention Delegate Selection Plan approved by the State Democratic Executive Committee at the July 11, 2015 meeting.

2016_Alabama_Delegate_Selection_Plan_adopted

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Nancy Worley on Legislative “Work Day”

This legislative “work day” is a play day for a pay day! It’s a bad joke, where the punch line is that lawmakers are coming back to be wined and dined by lobbyists, while the taxpayers pay their hotel bills and mileage. All this so that House Republicans can say they worked for 30 days instead of 29. Most Alabamians work far more than that! And unlike our legislature, most Alabamians also finish the job they were hired to do!

For three years, legislators have known this budget crisis was coming. They avoided it from 2012 until now by borrowing almost a half-billion dollars from the state’s savings account. Now that money has run out, and they still can’t come up with solutions. Instead, they are more interested in playing the blame game. But this time they can’t blame Democrats or Obama, so the House Republicans want to blame the Senate Republicans and the Senate Republicans want to blame the House Republicans. The truth is the entire Republican leadership is to blame because none of them did the only job they are required by law to do: pass a General Fund budget!

The people of Alabama deserve better than a “do nothing but blame everyone else” legislature. The people certainly shouldn’t have to foot the bill for this bogus “work day” or the special legislative session we will now have to have because the Republican leadership couldn’t even convince a majority of Republican legislators to support a plan.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

2015 Alabama Young Democrats Convention

Join Young Democrats from across Alabama for READY TO LEAD to focus on building up young people to take the reins and lead Alabama boldly into the 21st century.

Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch. $10 if you pre-register and $20 at the door.

For more information or to register, please visit the Alabama Young Democrats on the web:  www.alayoungdems.com.


Saturday, May 30, 2015

UAB Heritage Hall
1401 University Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35233

 

 

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

St. Clair County Democrats Award Nursing Scholarships

Two $500 Marjorie Miller Rooney R. N. Nursing Scholarships for the Spring 2015 semester have been awarded to Jefferson State Community College students Jill Webster of Pell City and Makenzi Jackson of Springville as part of the St. Clair County Democrats’ Community Engagement Initiative.

“Congratulations to Ms. Jackson and Ms. Webster,” said St. Clair County Democratic Party Chairman Herb Kuntz. “We are pleased and honored to partner with Jefferson State to support this great training ground for interested students to pursue a career in nursing.”

“This is our second year to make these scholarships available, and we look forward to continuing the program,” said Kuntz. “These scholarships are unusual in that they are not intended for persons who might qualify for academic scholarships or for scholarships based on their economic status. These scholarships are intended for the motivated students who fall through the scholarship gap.”

Both Jackson and Webster were chosen for the scholarship from a pool of applicants based on need, academic achievement and attitude.

As a further commitment to the St. Clair County students in the Jefferson State Nursing program, two additional $500 continuing scholarships were awarded to Candace Duck of Pell City and Curtis Harris of Springville. Ms. Duck and Mr. Harris were the recipients of the 2014 fall scholarships.

The Marjorie Miller Rooney R. N.  Scholarships are part of the St. Clair County Democratic Party’s initiative to engage with the community and extend support in areas to benefit St. Clair County citizens. The scholarships are made available with the understanding and appreciation that a career in nursing fills a tremendous and growing need within the community as well as nationally, and that a career in nursing will provide for a secure and meaningful life for the future.

To be eligible for the scholarships, applicants must be residents of St. Clair County and be accepted into the Jefferson State nursing program. The scholarships are awarded with emphasis on the financial need of the student.

To apply for the scholarship, contact Jefferson State’s Dr. Cristy Daffron at (205) 812-2722.

Pictured above (L to R):
Joyce Parker - Presenter/Member of the St. Clair Co. Democratic Party
Makenzi Jackson - Nursing Student - 2015 Scholarship Recipient
Jill Webster - Nursing Student - 2015 Scholarship Recipient
Melissa Kennedy - Presenter/Member of the St. Clair Co. Democratic Party  

Pictured above (L to R):
Curtis Harris - Nursing Student - Continuing Scholarship Recipient
Carol Feeser - Presenter/Member of the St. Clair Co. Democratic Party
Bud Feeser - Presenter/Member of the St. Clair Co. Democratic Party
Candace Duck - Nursing Student -- Continuing Scholarship Recipient

 

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Seven Inducted Into Alabama Democratic Party Hall of Fame

Pictured above (L to R): Buck Watson, Hon. Ralph Cook, Gladys Coleman, Jimmy Knight and J. Mason Davis

The Alabama Democratic Party inducted seven new members into its Hall of Fame, Friday, April 10, 2015, in Birmingham, Alabama.  New inductees are The Hon. Lucy Baxley, Mrs. Gladys Coleman, The Hon. Ralph Cook, Mr. J. Mason Davis, Mr. James R. “Jimmy” Knight, The Hon. Robert S. Vance (posthumously), and Mr. Herman “Buck” Watson, Jr.

Lucy Baxley, Alabama’s first female Lt. Governor, also served two terms as Treasurer and two terms as President of the Alabama Public Service Commission as a Democrat, in addition to work in county government and a successful real estate career.  Mrs. Gladys Coleman, an educator, was the first African-American to serve on the Fairfield Board of Education and has been a community leader and Democratic political activist for over six decades.  The Hon. Ralph Cook, current City Attorney for Birmingham, and former Dean and Law Professor at Miles Law School, served as a District Court Judge, Circuit Court Judge, and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama.  Mr. J. Mason Davis, a recognized Alabama attorney for his civil rights work and legal expertise, held numerous local and statewide civic and professional leadership roles and was the long-time Secretary of the State Democratic Executive Committee of Alabama.  

Mr. James R. “Jimmy” Knight, practiced law for 53 years in Cullman, Alabama, served in numerous leadership positions with the Alabama Bar Association and Trial Lawyers’ Association and was elected Chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party, 1981 – 1985.  The Hon. Robert S. Vance, inducted posthumously, also served as Chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party, 1966 – 1977, participated in several landmark legal cases and held a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and later the Eleventh Circuit until his death.  Herman “Buck” Watson, Jr. of Huntsville, Alabama, has practiced law for over 50 years, primarily in the area of civil litigation, held numerous offices in the Alabama State Bar Association and Alabama Association for Justice, and is a Democratic leader who worked on numerous local, state and national campaigns.

The 2015 inductees join the 2011 first Hall of Fame inductees, Mr. Stewart Burkhalter, Dr. Paul R. Hubbert, Mrs. Ruth Johnson Owens, Dr. Joe L. Reed, and Justice Janie Shores.

“We are extremely proud to recognize these outstanding Democrats who represent our Party and its principles, to improve the lives of middle-class, working families in Alabama,” said Nancy Worley, Chairwoman of the Alabama Democratic Party.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

2015 Hall of Fame Dinner - April 10th, Birmingham Marriott Hotel

You are invited to join the Alabama Democratic Party for the 2015 Hall of Fame Dinner on April 10, 2015.

This year we will honor several dedicated Alabama public servants, including The Honorable Lucy Baxley, Mrs. Gladys Coleman, The Honorable Ralph Cook, Mr. J. Mason Davis, Mr. James R. "Jimmy" Knight, The Honorable Robert S. Vance and Mr. Herman "Buck" Watson, Jr.

April 10, 2015

5:30 p.m. Ticket Pickup and Cash Bar
6:30 p.m. Dinner and Program

Birmingham Marriott Hotel
3590 Grandview Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35243

Individual tickets are $100. Sponsorships and tables are available.

Please fill out the forms below and reserve your tickets or tables today. Make any check(s) payable to "Alabama Democratic Party," and mail to P.O. Box 950, Montgomery, AL 36101. You may also contribute online at 2015 Hall of Fame Dinner.

We look forward to seeing you at the Birmingham Marriott Hotel on April 10th, and we greatly appreciate your support for Alabama Democrats as we work to honor some of our most committed and passionate leaders in Alabama politics.


Friday, March 20th, 2015

Republicans Offer No Leadership or Solutions to Address General Fund Shortfall

We are now almost a third of the way through the legislative session, and the Republicans in the Alabama legislature have still not offered leadership or solutions on the most important issue facing our state: the massive hole in the General Fund budget.

Instead, the Republicans have chosen to push through a legislative agenda that is heavy on pandering and light on substance. Their most significant accomplishment - the charter school bill - does nothing to help failing schools, and, based on every other state's experience, will do little, if anything, to improve education. In fact, history has shown they may very likely lead to millions of dollars in fraud and waste.

By any reasonable assessment, the legislative session so far has been a failure, if for no other reason than the fact that we have wasted so much time and accomplished nothing on the real problems. The Republicans in the Alabama legislature wanted to be in leadership. Now they need to step up and lead.

 

Nancy Worley is the Chairwoman of the Alabama Democratic Party. She spent more than 25 years as an educator in the Decatur public school system, and is a former Secretary of State and former president of the Alabama Education Association.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

County Leader Training in March

Dinner (Dutch treat) and training sessions for our county chairs and local leaders are scheduled by congressional district on the following dates:

March 10, 2015-        CD#1 County Chairs/Leaders’ Dinner and Training
              Tuesday        @Street’s Seafood Restaurant (251) 937-2664
                                      251 Hwy. 31 South, Bay Minette, AL 36507

                                      5:00-6:00 P.M. Registration and ordering
                                      6:00-7:30 P.M. Training
                                      7:30-8:00 P.M. Q/A

March 11, 2015-        CD#2 County Chairs/Leaders’ Dinner and Training
       Wednesday        @Brick Restaurant (334) 566-5382
                                     100 Emma Dr. (Just South of the hospital), Troy, AL 36081

                                     5:00-6:00 P.M. Registration and ordering
                                     6:00-7:30 P.M. Training
                                     7:30-8:00 P.M. Q/A

March 12, 2015-        CD#3 County Chairs/Leaders’ Dinner and Training
             Thursday       @ The Ark Restaurant (205) 405-7237
                                     13030 Hwy. 78 (off I-20), Riverside, AL 35135
                                              
                                     5:00-6:00 P.M. Registration and ordering
                                     6:00-7:30 P.M. Training
                                     7:30-8:00 P.M. Q/A

March 14, 2015-        CD#6 and CD#7 County Chairs/Leaders’ Lunch/Training
             Saturday         Olive Garden Restaurant (205) 750-0321
                                      2100 McFarland Blvd. E., Tuscaloosa, AL 35404

                                     11:00A.M.-12:00 P.M. Registration and ordering
                                     12:00-1:30 P.M. Training
                                     1:30-2:00 P.M. Q/A

March 16, 2015-        CD#4 and CD#5 County Chairs/Leaders’ Dinner/Training
               Monday        Minnie Lee’s Hometown Diner (256) 353-0040
                                     3227 Pt. Mallard Pkwy. (off I-65), Decatur, AL 35603
            
                                      5:00-6:00 P.M. Registration and ordering
                                      6:00-7:30 P.M. Training
                                      7:30-8:00 P.M. Q/A

March 21, 2015-        “Make Up Day” Training
             Saturday         @ADP Headquarters (334) 262-2221
                                      501 Adams Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104            
                                  
                                      10:00 A.M.-10:30 A.M. Registration         
                                      10:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Training
                                      12:00 P.M.-12:30 P.M.  Q/A

Hope to see you there!

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Save the Date! Hall of Fame Dinner April 10th

Mark your calendars and get ready to come to Birmingham for a statewide dinner on April 10th. More information coming soon. See you there!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Running for Office in 2016

Thinking about running for office in 2016? Contact the Alabama Democratic Party Chair or your local county chair.

Candidates for the following offices qualify with the state party:

Many other positions are up for election next year. Let us hear from you if you would like to run!

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Qualified candidates and qualifying information - deadline Feb. 7


The following lists of qualified candidates is subject to additions, deletions and changes.  In addition, the list is UNOFFICIAL until after certification to the Secretary of State.

Qualified candidates for public office list

Qualfied SDEC candidates list

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Democrats Mourn Loss of Barbara Bobo

The Alabama Democratic Party expresses its condolences to the family of Barbara Bobo, Democratic leader from Lamar County.  Bobo was the long-time publisher of the WEST ALABAMA GAZETTE, and was an avid University of Alabama fan and loyal Democrat.  Bobo served many years on the State Democratic Executive Committee, was Party Chair in Lamar County, and was a delegate to several Democratic Conventions.

Barbara Bobo will be missed by all who knew her.  Her smile was radiant, her enthusiasm infectious, and her knowledge and wit abundant.

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

House Dem Caucus 2013 Awards Recipients

Congratulations to House Minority Leader Craig Ford who presided over the recent overflow crowd at the Alabama House Democratic Caucus Awards Dinner.  Recipients of awards were as follows:

Rep. Darrio Melton and Rep. Elaine Beech - Legislators of the Year

Rep. Thomas Jackson - James Buskey Leadership Award

Interns Callie Wallace, Desire Kafunda, and Antron Johnson - Recognition of Service Awards

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Congratulations to Adline Clarke

The Alabama Democratic Party congratulates Adline Clarke, Alabama's newest House of Representatives member.

Rep. Clarke said in a written statement, “For over three decades, I have had the honor and privilege of serving the Mobile community as a newspaper journalist, entrepreneur, agency administrator, and as a community volunteer. Representing you in District 97 would be an extension of my decades of service to a host of community service organizations, including Sickle Cell Disease Association, the YWCA, Mercy Medical, and Senior Citizens Services.”

Clarke said on Facebook, “The story of my life is I have stepped up and accepted challenges as they've been placed before me.”

http://www.alreporter.com/al-politics/political-news/state-news/4656-adline-clarke-wins-special-election-to-house-district-97.html

Monday, May 13th, 2013

SDEC meeting for June 1

Chair Nancy Worley has called for a special meeting of the State Democratic Executive Committee of Alabama on Saturday, June 1, 2013. 

More details will be announced here as they are finalized.

An Excel spreadsheet of the SDEC members and their addresses can be found here:
http://aldemocrats.org/resource/principles

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Democrats Respond to Comments by Representative Mitchell

Recent inflammatory remarks made by Representative Joseph Mitchell do not represent the values of Alabama Democrats.  As far as the Alabama Democratic Party is concerned, Representative Mitchell stands alone in this matter and speaks only for himself.  The level of discourse in our Legislature and by our Legislators has been diminished and the Alabama Democratic Party deplores any rhetoric that divides the people of Alabama.