Tom Fredricks, Parker Moore in House District 4 runoff

December 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tom Fredricks and Parker Moore will face off in a runoff in the GOP primary for Alabama House District 4.

The two emerged from a special GOP primary on Tuesday versus Tom Willis. As of Thursday morning, Fredericks had 46 percent while Parker Moore had 30 percent.

The special Republican runoff will be on Feb. 27.

Fredricks is a resident and businessman in Priceville, Alabama.  Tom serves on the board of several benevolence programs and is involved with the Republican Party at both the county and state levels.

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Bring photo ID to the polls today; House District 4, Senate District 26 also have elections

December 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Today is the day that Alabama selects its new U.S. senator to replace Jeff Sessions.  Sessions vacated the seat months ago to be President Donald J. Trump’s Attorney General.  In addition to the Senate race between Doug Jones and Roy Moore, there will also be major party primary elections in State House District 4 and state Senate District 26.

The hypermedia attention and the vitriol on social media is possibly drawing many voters to the polls that normally only vote in Presidential elections, if then.  In order to be sure that your vote is counted you need to remember to bring your photo ID with you when you go to the polls. The State of Alabama has a law that requires that you show a valid photo ID in order to get to participate in the election process.

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Candidate running to replace Mickey Hammon promises to sponsor lottery legislation “on day one”

December 6, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

District 4 Alabama House of Representatives candidate Tom Willis has promised to sponsor legislation that would authorize a lottery “on day one.” His legislation, he says, would allow the people of Alabama to vote for or against a lottery.

“This issue has dominated conversation and controversy in this state for nearly twenty years and it’s time that the people of Alabama had a chance to vote or against an Alabama lottery,” Willis said. “As I have traveled throughout this district I have heard people who are both pro-lottery and anti-lottery tell me that they want this debate to end and to see the lottery on a ballot. I promise that if I am elected, I will file a bill on my first day in office that will allow Alabamians to vote for or against a lottery in this state.”

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Special election guidance for voters in State House District 4 and Senate District 26

December 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill announced that voters located in parts of Morgan and Limestone County, and in Montgomery, will have an additional race to vote for when they head to the polls on Dec. 12 to vote in the special general election for U.S. Senate.

Those voters that reside in state House District 4 and Senate District 26 will take the first step in determining who will represent them in Montgomery in the state House of Representatives and the state Senate, respectively.

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Major Party qualifying has closed in House District 4 and Senate District 26

October 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Republican Party announced that it has closed candidate qualifying for both Alabama House of Representatives District 4 and Senate District 26 on Tuesday, October 10 at 5:00 p.m. Senate District 26 represents Montgomery County and House District 4 represents Limestone and Morgan counties.

The following individuals qualified to run in the special Republican Primary for the House District 4 seat: Tom Fredricks; Parker Duncan Moore; and Tom Willis
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Alabama’s Anti-Illegal Immigration Bill Passes House: Opponents Vow to Defeat Bill in Senate

April 20, 2012

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY–Last year the Alabama State Legislature passed HB 56, Hammon-Beason Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, by a wide margin with bipartisan support.  Since then, groups as diverse as the Obama Justice Department, the ACLU, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Catholic Church, the Lutheran Church, etc. sued the state of Alabama to overturn Alabama anti-illegal immigration law in the courts.  Some parts of H.B. 56 were found to be vague, confusing, or unenforceable.  On advice of Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, who is defending the law in the federal court system, the authors of HB 56: Rep. Micky Hammon (R) from Decatur and Sen. Scott Beason (R) from Gardendale introduced a new bill HB 658 to address some of these legal issues.
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