Republicans finalize field of State House candidates

February 12, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Qualifying for state house races ended for the 2018 election on Friday.

The Republican Party is hoping that they can hold on to their super majority in the Alabama House of Representatives.  Democrats are challenging the Republicans in 77 of the 105 House of Representatives seats (almost 74 percent).

The GOP primary field has fewer competitive contests that it had four years ago; but it did grow larger on the last day of qualifying.

  • In House District 1 incumbent Phillip Pettus (R) is seeking re-election.
  • In House District 2 incumbent Lynn Greer (R) is seeking re-election.
  • In House District 3 Andrew Sorrell is running against Humphrey Lee for the seat being vacated by Marcel Black (D).
  • In House District 4 Tom Fredricks and Parker Duncan Moore are running for the vacant seat.
  • In House District 5 incumbent Danny F. Crawford (R) is seeking a complete term.
  • In House District 6 Andy Whitt is running for the seat being vacated by Phil Williams (R).
  • In House District 7 incumbent Rep. Ken Johnson (R) is being challenged by Proncey Robertson.
  • In House District 8 incumbent Terri Collins (R) is seeking another term.
  • In House District 9 James R. Bowling, Justin Morrow, and Scott Stadthagen are all running for the seat being vacated by Ed Henry (R).
  • In House District 10 incumbent Mike Ball (R) is being challenged by Charles Orr.
  • In House District 11 incumbent Randall Shedd (R) is seeking re-election.
  • In House District 12 Alex J. Chaney is challenging incumbent Corey Harbison (R).
  • In House District 13 Thomas McCarty is challenging incumbent Connie Cooner Rowe (R).
  • In House District 14 Richard “Bull” Corry is challenging incumbent Tim Wadsworth (R).
  • In House District 15 incumbent Allen Farley (R) is seeking re-election.
  • In House District 16 Mike Simpson is challenging incumbent Kyle South (R).
  • In House District 17 Tracy Estes, David Hall, and Phil Segraves are all running for the seat currently held by Mike Millican (R).
  • In House District 18 Jamie Kiel and Tony Riley are running for the seat being vacated by Johnny Mack Morrow (D) who is running for state Senate.
  • There is no qualified Republican candidate in House District 19.
  • In House District 20 incumbent Howard Sanderford (R) is seeking another term.
  • In House District 21 Rex Reynolds is running for the vacant seat.
  • In House District 22 Wayne Johnson is challenging incumbent Ritchie Whorton (R).
  • In House District 23 Parker Edmiston  is challenging incumbent Tommy Hanes  (R).
  • In House District 24 incumbent House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter (R) is running for another term.
  • In House District 25 Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon (R) is running for another term.
  • In House District 26 incumbent Kerry Rich (R) is seeking another term.
  • In House District 27 Wes Kitchens and Ronnie E Opolka are running for the seat being vacated by Will Ainsworth (R).  Ainsworth is running for Lt. Governor.
  • In House District 28 Gil F. Isbell is running for the seat being vacated by Craig Ford (D).
  • In House District 29 Becky Nordgren (R) is seeking another term.
  • In House District 30 B. Craig Lipscomb, Rusty Jessup, Robert McKay, and Ryan Preston are all running for the seat held by Mack Butler (R), who is running for state Senate.
  • In House District 31 Dustin DeVaughn  is challenging incumbent Mike Holmes (R).
  • In House District 32 James All Lloyd is running.  HD32 is currently held by Barbara Boyd (D).  Boyd is running again.
  • In House District 33 incumbent Ron Johnson (R) is facing a challenge from Ben Robbins.
  • In House District 34 incumbent David Standridge (R) is running for another term.
  • In House District 35 Steve Hurst (R) has qualified for another term.
  • In House District 36 Randy Wood (R) is seeking re-election.
  • In House District 37 Bob Fincher (R) is running for re-election.
  • In House District 38 Bryan A. Murphy, Todd Rauch and Debbie Hamby Wood are running for the seat being vacated by Isaac Whorton (R).  Whorton is running for Circuit Judge.
  • In House District 39 Ginny Shaver and TJ Maloney have qualified for the seat being vacated by incumbent Richard Lindsey (D).
  • In House District 40 Koven “K.L.” Brown (R) is running for re-election.
  • In House District 41 Corley Ellis (R) is seeking another term.
  • In House District 42 Jimmie Hardee is challenging incumbent James M. “Jimmy” Martin (R).
  • In House District 43 Arnold G. Mooney II has qualified for another term.
  • In House District 44 Rep. Danny Garrett (R) is seeking re-election.
  • In House District 45 Ted Crockett is challenging incumbent Dickie Drake (R).
  • In House District 46 David Faulkner (R) is running for another term.
  • In House District 47 Kirkland T. (Tom) Byars and David Wheeler are running for the seat being vacated by Jack Williams (R).
  • In House District 48 incumbent Jim Carns (R) is being challenged by William Wentowski.
  • In House District 49 Donna Dorough Strong is challenging incumbent April Weaver (R).
  • In House District 50 Jim Hill (R) is running for re-election.
  • In House District 51 Allen Treadaway (R) is seeking re-election.
  • In House District 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, and 60 there are no qualified Republican candidates.  These are all majority minority districts held by the Democrats.
  • House District 61 Billy McFarland and Rodney Sullivan are running for the seat being vacated by Alan Harper (R).
  • In House District 62 incumbent Rich Wingo (R) is seeking another term.
  • In House District 63 incumbent Bill Poole (R) is running for re-election.
  • In House District 64 Stephen Sexton is challenging incumbent Harry Shiver (R).
  • In House District 65 Brett Easterbrook is running for the seat currently held by Elaine Beech (D).  At this point, Beech is the only White Democratic incumbent in the House who is seeking re-election.
  • In House District 66 incumbent Alan Baker (R) is running again.
  • There are no qualified Republican candidates in House Districts 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, and 72.  These are all majority minority districts.
  • In House District 73 Stephen Bryant is challenging incumbent Matt Fridy (R).
  • In House District 74 Dimitri Polizos (R) is seeking re-election.
  • In House District 75 Reed Ingram (R) is running for re-election.
  • In House Districts 76, 77, and 78 there are not any qualified Republican candidates,
  • In House District 79 Joe Lovvorn (R) is seeking re-election.
  • In House District 80 incumbent Chris E. Blackshear (R) is running for re-election.
  • In House District 81 Derrick Blythe, Joyful “Joy” Johns, Terry D. Martin, and Ed Oliver are all running for the seat being vacated by incumbent Mark Tuggle (R).
  • No Republican qualified in House District 82.
  • Michael J Holden II qualified in House District 83.  HD83 was vacated by the ecent death of George Bandy (D).
  • No Republican qualified in House District 84.
  • In House District 85 J. Ron Wilson has qualified.  HD85 is currently held by Dexter Grimsley (D).  Grimsley is running again.
  • In House District 86 incumbent Paul W. Lee (R) is seeking another term.
  • House District 87 Adam E. Parker and Jeff Sorrells are running for the seat being vacated by Rep. Donnie Chesteen (R).  Chesteeen is running for the state Senate.
  • In House District 88 Jeremy Arthur, Al Booth, and Will Dismukes are all running for the seat being vacated by Paul Beckman (R), who is running for a county office.
  • In House District 89 Wes Allen and Marcus B. Paramore are running for the seat currently held by Alan Boothe (R).
  • In House District 90 incumbent Chris Sells (R) is seeking another term.
  • House District 91 Rhett Marques, Lister H. Reeves Jr. and Clarke White are running for the seat currently held by Barry Moore (R).  Moore is running for Congress.
  • In House District 92 incumbent Mike Jones, Jr. (R) is seeking another term.
  • In House District 93 incumbent Steve Clouse (R) is running for another term.
  • In House District 94 incumbent Joe Faust (R) has qualified for another term in the legislature.
  • In House District 95 incumbent Steve McMillan (R) is running again.
  • In House District 96 Matt Simpson is running for the seat that is currently held by incumbent Randy Davis (R).
  • In House District 97 Stephen McNair is running for the seat currently held by Adline Clark (D).  Clark is running again.
  • In House District 98 no Republican candidate has qualified.
  • In House District 99 Charles W. Talbert is running for the seat being vacated by James Buskey (D).
  • In House District 100 Speaker Pro Tem Victor Gaston (R) is running for another term.
  • In House District 101 Chris Pringle (R) has qualified to run again.
  • In House District 102 Willie Gray, Belinda H. Shoub, and Shane Stringer are running for the seat currently held by Rep. Jack W. Williams (R) is running for state Senate.
  • In House District 103 no Republican candidate has qualified.
  • In House District 104 incumbent Margie Wilcox (R) is seeking another term in the Alabama House of Representatives.
  • In House District 105 Chip Brown, Matthew J. Bentley, Janet Brown Oglesby, and Cody Dockens are running for the seat currently held by David Sessions (R).  Sessions is running for the state Senate.

The major party primaries will be on June 5, 2018.

Republicans finalize field of State House candidates

by Brandon Moseley Read Time: 7 min
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