David Wheeler qualifies to run for Alabama House Seat

January 12, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, January 11, 2018, David Wheeler has officially submitted his qualification paperwork and fees to the Alabama Republican Party for the Alabama House seat in District 47.

“Today culminates almost a year’s worth of work in preparation to represent the people of House District 47,” Wheeler said. “I’d like to thank my friends, family and other supporters, whose help made this become a reality. I’d especially like to thank my wife Diane for her continued encouragement and support.”

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Don’t take the bait; ban puppy mills instead

October 26, 2017

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

Many people who know me, know that my wife, Veronica, and I are into animal rescue – mostly dogs, of course. We have a grumble of pugs at our house, all of them rescues.

One, Keller, is blind and was used up in a puppy mill in the Cullman area. We, of course, assume much of that because Keller was picked up as a stray by animal control and would have been euthanized if our friend Wendy Michelle Montealegre hadn’t pulled her the day she was supposed to be put down.

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Reaction to Jim Patterson’s Death

October 2, 2017

By Brandon Moseley

Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, October 2, 2017 it was announced that state Representative Jim Patterson R-Meridianville has unexpectedly passed away from a sudden heart attack.  He was 67.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday offered her deepest condolences to the Patterson family and the entire Madison County area.

“Representative Patterson had a huge heart and exemplified the role of a citizen-legislator. Jim was a voice for the children and the needy in our society, and that voice will be sorely missed,” Governor Ivey said. “My thoughts and prayers remain especially with his wife Susan and their three children during this very difficult time. They have lost a loving husband and father, and Alabama has lost a tremendous public servant. As Governor, I will do all I can to help the Madison County area and our state move forward.”
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David Wheeler announces campaign for House District 47

June 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Republican David Wheeler announced today that he is running for Alabama House of Representatives, District 47.

Rep. Wheeler said in a statement, “I have a long track record of leadership and success in my professional career and with my civic, community and political endeavors,” Wheeler said. “My conservative philosophy will best represent the residents of District 47. As a staunch conservative, I will be a strong advocate for the citizens of Hoover and Vestavia Hills.”
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Bill would allow municipalities to annex areas draws concerns from Representatives

May 17, 2017

Sam Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

A bill that would increase municipalities ability to annex unincorporated areas surrounded by incorporated areas drew some concern from committee members on Tuesday.

The House County and Municipal Government Committee was host to a public hearing on Tuesday for Senate Bill 266.

Only certain municipalities can annex unincorporated areas that are enclosed within the incorporated areas currently.

The bill would allow for all municipalities to annex unincorporated areas if they are enclosed within incorporated areas. Annexing these unincorporated areas would first require that the land owners would have to sign off on the annexing before a decision was made.
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What’s happening with Jack?

December 20, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Few championed the cause of disgraced Speaker of the House, Mike Hubbard, more than Birmingham Republican State Rep. Jack Williams. From organizing a letter to the Obama Administration’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch to pushing legislation to aid Hubbard, it has been Williams who has fought so faithfully for the convicted felon. Williams has even made calls to raise money for Hubbard’s legal defense, according to those with knowledge of his actions.
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Supporters Urge Yes Vote on Amendment 14

November 2, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, November 1 2016, the Birmingham City Council unanimously passed a resolution opposing Amendment 14 and urging voters to vote “no” on the increasingly controversial amendment.

State Representative Jack Williams (R-Vestavia) said, “I was very disappointed by their actions.”

State Representative John Rogers (D-Birmingham) opposes Amendment 14 and urged the Birmingham City Council to pass a resolution urging the voters to vote “No” on the controversial amendment.
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Republicans Remember Chief Justice Perry Hooper Sr.

April 26, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, April 25, Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan released a statement on the passing of former Alabama Chief Justice Perry Hooper Sr. (R) who died at his home in Montgomery on Sunday. Former Alabama Republican Party Chairman and current US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) also released a statement remembering Chief Justice Hooper.

Chairman Lathan said, “Chief Justice Hooper was a titan among Republicans. He was considered a patriarch of our Party. When Justice Hooper began his journey in ALGOP, it was an uphill battle but he never blinked. We can thank trailblazers like Chief Justice Hooper for laying the foundation for our success today. We will always remember and be grateful for his willingness to serve the citizens of Alabama. Chief Justice Hooper was a role model for all in the consistent conservative pathway he followed.”
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No More Frontrunners Coming Out of Tight Iowa Races

February 2, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, February 1, US Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) won the Iowa Republican Presidential Caucus. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) essentially tied. The Alabama Constitutional Conservatives and Alabama Minority GOP watched the returns come in at John’s City Diner in Downtown Birmingham.

Sen. Cruz invested enormous resources into winning the Iowa Caucus. He won with 28 percent of the votes cast. New York City billionaire businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump came in second in the Republican Caucus with 24 percent, followed closely by US Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) with a better than expected 23 percent.
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McNeil Disqualified in District 102

May 29, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, May 29 the Alabama Republican Party has announced that the decision made by the Party’s Candidate Committee on May 2, 2014, to disqualify Chris McNeil as a candidate for House District 102 has been upheld by Mobile County Circuit Judge Roderick Stout.

The Candidate Committee of the Alabama Republican Party disqualified Mr. McNeil because he did not live in House District 102 at the time he qualified to run for the office and one year prior to the election as required under Alabama law.
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