Democratic candidates attempt to take back State House

February 12, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

November 2010 was an earth shattering moment for Alabama Democrats.

They lost every statewide race and more importantly they lost control of the Alabama legislature and the pending redistricting.  In 2014, they lost more House seats.  Friday was the final day of qualifying and Alabama Democrats have recruited candidates for most of the 105 seats in the Alabama House of Representatives.

  • Brandon Willcutt is running in State House District 1.
  • Lora Kay Morrow is running in State House District 2.
  • Chad Young is running in State House District 3
  • Juanita Allen Healy is running in State House District 4
  • Brian D. Williams is running in State House District 5
  • Kenneth A. Brackins is running in State House District 7
  • Rebecca Browne, Billy Jackson, and Clay New are all running in State House District 8
  • Terrie Jones Savage is running State House District 9
  • J.B. King and Clifton Miller are running in State House District 10
  • Suzanna Coleman is running in State House District 15
  • Eddie Britton is running in State House District 18.
  • Samuel T. Greene is running in State House District 19 challenging incumbent Laura Hall.
  • Linda Meigs is running in State House District 20
  • Terry Jones is running in State House District 21
  • Bill Jones is running in State House District 27
  • Kyle Pierce and Ralph Burke are running in State House District 28
  • Jared Millican is running in State House District 29
  • Jared Vaughn is running in State House District 30
  • In State House District 32 incumbent Barbara Boyd is running against challengers Angela L. Fears and Seyrum Selase.
  • Scott Brewer is running in State House District 33.
  • Nicki Arnold-Swindle is running in State House District 36
  • Charlotte A. Clark-Frieson is running in State House District 37
  • Brian McGee is running in State House District 38
  • Pamela Jean Howard is running in State House District 40
  • Emily Anne Marcum is running in State House 41
  • Carin Mayo is running in State House District 43
  • Jenn Gray is running in State House District 45
  • Felicia Stewart is running in State House District 46
  • Jim Toomey and Mary Lynn Bates are running in State House District 47
  • Alli Summerford is running State House District 48
  • Veronica R. Johnson is running in State House District 51
  • Incumbent John W. Rogers Jr. is running for re-election in State House District 52
  • Incumbent House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels is running for re-election in State House District 53
  • Jerome Dees, Neil Rafferty, and Jacqueline Gray Miller are running in State House District 54
  • Incumbent Roderick “Rod” Hampton Scott is being challenged by Antwon Bernard Womack and Quang Do in State House District 55
  • Incumbent Louise Alexander is being challenged by Chester W. Porter in State House District 56
  • Incumbent Merika Coleman is running for re-election in State House District 57
  • Incumbent Rolanda Hollis is being challenged by Rodney Huntley in State House District 58.
  • Chris Davis is challenging incumbent Mary Moore in State House District 59
  • Incumbent Juandalynn Givan faces challenger Le’Darius Hilliard in State House District 60.
  • Tommy Hyche is running in State House District 61
  • Will Benton is running in State House District 62
  • Amber Selman-Lynn is running State House District 64.
  • Incumbent Elaine Beech is being challenged in State House District 65 by Marcus Caster and Ozelle L. Hubert.  Beech is the only White Democrat who is running for re-election in the House this year.
  • Susan Smith is running in House District 66.
  • Incumbent Prince Chestnut is being challenged by Jelani “Shaun” Coleman in State House District 67.
  • Incumbent Thomas Jackson is running for re-election in State House District 68
  • Incumbent Kelvin Lawrence is being challenged by Kelvin Williams in State House District 69
  • Incumbent Chris England is running for re-election in State House District 70
  • Incumbent A.J. McCampbell is running for re-election in State House District 71
  • Incumbent Ralph A. Howard is running for re-election in State House District 72
  • Jack Jacobs is running in State House District 73
  • Rayford Mack is running in State House District 74
  • Incumbent Thad McClammy is running for re-election in State House District 76
  • Malcolm Calhoun, Dan Harris, D’Linell Finley, Christopher Turner, and TaShina Morris are running in State House District 77 where longtime incumbent John Knight (D) is running for state Senate.
  • Longtime incumbent Alvin Holmes is running for his twelfth term in State House District 78.  Holmes is being challenged by Terance “Watchdog” Dawson and Kirk Hatcher.
  • Mary Wynne Kling is running in State House District 79.
  • Judy L. LaRue is running in State House District 80.
  • Jeremy “J.J.” Jeffcoat is running in State House District 81
  • Johnny Ford and Terrence K. Johnson are challenging incumbent Pebblin Warren in State House District 82.
  • Jeremy Gray, John Andrew Harris, Pat “Patsy” Jones and Ronnie Reed are all running for State House District 83 where incumbent George Bandy (D) recently died after a car crash.
  • Incumbent Berry Forte is running for re-election in State House District 84
  • Earl C. Jones is challenging incumbent Dexter Grimsley in State House District 85
  • Kristy M. Kirkland is running in State House District 86
  • Cory Creel is running in State House District 88.
  • Joel Lee Williams is running in State House District 89
  • Joanne Whetstone is running in State House District 90
  • Danielle Mashburn-Myrick is running in State House District 94
  • Maurice Horsey and Web Whiting are running in State House District 96
  • Incumbent Adline Clarke is being challenged by Levi Wright Jr. in State House District 97
  • Incumbent Napoleon Bracy, Jr. is running for re-election in State House District 98
  • Gregory Harris, Henry Haseeb, Sam Jones, Burton R. LeFlore, Franklin McMillion, Gregory Parker, Herman Thomas, and Rico Washington are all running for State House District 99 where incumbent James Buskey (D) is retiring.
  • Incumbent Barbara Drummond is running again in State House District 103
  • Arlene Cunningham Easley is running in State House District 104.

The Democrats are running in more races than they did in 2014 but are still conceding a number of districts to Republicans that they view as too conservative to have any hope of winning in.

Democratic candidates attempt to take back State House

by Brandon Moseley Read Time: 5 min
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