State Rep. Danny Garrett will seek re-election

January 11, 2018

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

State Rep. Danny Garrett, R-Tussville, will seek re-election this year.

Garrett filed qualifying papers this week with the Alabama Republican Party to run for another term representing House District 44. Garrett, who was first elected in 2014, currently represents part of Jefferson County including Trussville, Clay and parts of Pinson.

Garrett has served as a member of the influential House Ways and Means education budget committee, which oversees drafting of the Education Trust Fund budget; the Education Policy Committee; the Small Business and Commerce Committee; and the newly created Fiscal Responsibility Committee.

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Byrne will not run for Governor, will run for another term in Congress

August 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, announced that he will not run for Governor of Alabama. Instead, Byrne will seek a third-term representing Alabama’s First Congressional District in 2018. Byrne expects Governor Kay Ivey (R) to run for the office next year.

The popular Gulf Coast Congressman said, “I have made the decision; I will not run for governor next year. After speaking with Gov. Ivey, I think it’s important for the state that we have continuity and stability.”

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House Majority Leader Ledbetter will seek re-election

August 30, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville, announced on Tuesday that he will seek his second term as a Representative in the Legislature.

Ledbetter said he already began the process of changing State government to restore “honesty” and “integrity” but said it will “take time to complete.”

“I have worked to provide the men, women, and children of my district with better schools, more jobs and opportunities, and a state government that reflects their own morals and values, and I’ll continue that effort if given a new term in office,” Ledbetter said.

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Nordgren will run for re-election

August 10, 2017

By Staff Report
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, State Rep. Becky Nordgren (R-Gadsden) announced that she will be a candidate for the House Distict 29 seat she has held since 2010.

House District 29 includes portions of Etowah, Calhoun, and DeKalb counties.

Rep. Nordgren said, “Creating jobs, restoring honesty and integrity to State government, and supporting President Donald Trump’s policies on the state level have been among my top priorities during my service in the Alabama House.  Since taking control of the Legislature in 2010, Republicans have implemented many commonsense state government reforms, and I’ll continue changing the way Montgomery operates if my friends and neighbors across the district allow me to continue serving them.”

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Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh will seek re-election

August 10, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama’s most powerful State senator will seek re-election to the Legislature’s upper chamber next year.

Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, will seek re-election to the Senate, he announced Wednesday. The move comes after he considered running for both the US Senate and for Governor.

“Since Republicans took over the Legislature, we have been able to pass many key pieces of legislation,” Marsh said. “However, the work is not done and if I am fortunate enough to be sent back to Montgomery by the people of Senate District 12, I look forward to continuing conservative policies that make government more efficient and accountable to the taxpayers.”

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Patricia Todd, Alabama’s first openly gay legislator, will seek re-election next year

July 19, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama’s first openly LGBTQ lawmaker is planning to seek another term next year. Rep. Patricia Todd, D-Birmingham, announced her plans Tuesday.

Todd, a Democrat who was elected back in 2006, represents a majority-black district in Birmingham. Before becoming a legislator, she worked with the National Organization for Women and later for UAB.

She was also an associate Director at AIDS Alabama.

After a contentious primary battle in 2006 to get on the General Election ballot in 2006, Todd has had no problem keeping the seat. In 2010, she was unopposed in the primary and the general. In 2014, she defeated two Democrats with more than 60 percent of the vote.

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State Representative Micky Hammon will not seek re-election

July 19, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

State Representative Micky Hammon (R-Decatur) announced Tuesday that he would not seek re-election in 2018 after more than decade in the Alabama Legislature.

“Now that Republicans have implemented the reforms necessary to take Alabama to the next level, I think it’s time to turn my seat over to the next generation of leaders, who will carry us into the future with fresh perspectives and new ideas,” Hammon said.
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Farley Opens Campaign with Overflow Event in Bessemer

October 21, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, Alabama State Representative Allen Farley (R) from McCalla launched his 2014 re-election with a fund raising party at Bessemer’s historic Bright Star Restaurant. An overflowing crowd of supporters forced the Bright Star to have to open a second room.

Representative Farley said that he would not be in the legislature without all the support from his many friends. Farley said that he and his wife prayed long and hard about whether or not to run again for a second term in Montgomery. Ultimately the Jefferson County Republican decided to run for re-election.
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