By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
The State Senate is locked firmly in the hands of a Republican Super-Majority and the Alabama Republican Super-Majority hopes that it stays that way. Qualifying for the Senate and all other offices in the state of Alabama closes at 5:00 p.m. on Friday.
To this point here is what the Alabama Republican Party has on their website as to who has qualified to run as Republicans in the Alabama Senate. Candidates with an (i) behind their name are Republican incumbents:
District 1 Chris Seibert, Jonathan R. Berryhill and Tim Melson have all qualified. Incumbent Tammy Irons (D) has announced that she will not run again
District 2 Bill Holtzclaw (i)
District 3 Arthur Orr (i)
District 4 Paul Bussman (i) faces challenger Bruce Whitlock
District 5 Greg Reed (i)
District 6 No Republican has qualified to run for the seat currently held by incumbent Roger Bedford (D). Sen. Bedford has announced that he will run for re-election.
District 7 Paul Sanford (i) faces challenger David Blair
District 8 Todd Greeson faces Steve Livingston. Incumbent Shadrack McGill (R) has announced that he is not running for re-election.
District 9 Clay Scofield (i) faces challenger Wade D. Taylor
District 10 Phil Williams (i)
District 11 state Representative Jim McClendon is challenging Jerry L. Fielding (i)
District 12 Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh faces challenger Steven Guede
District 13 Tim Sprayberry is challenging Gerald Dial (i)
District 14 Cam Ward (i)
District 15 Slade Blackwell (i)
District 16 J.T. “Jabo” Waggoner (i)
District 17 Shay Shelnutt, Gayle Gear, and Jim Murphree are running. Incumbent Scott Beason (R) has announced that he is not running for re-election.
District 18 No Republican has qualified to run for the seat held by Rodger Smitherman (D)
District 19 No Republican has qualified to run for the seat currently held by Priscilla Dunn (D)
District 20 No Republican candidate has qualified to run for the seat currently held by Linda Coleman (D)
District 21 Gerald Allen (i) faces challenger Frank Chandler
District 22 Stephen Sexton, Harry D’Olive, Jr., Danny B. Joyner, and Greg Albritton all have qualified for the District currently held by Mark Keahey (D)
District 23 No Republican qualified to run for the seat currently held by Hank Sanders (D)
District 24 No Republican qualified to run for the seat which is currently occupied by Bobby Singleton (D)
District 25 Dick L. Brewbaker (i)
District 26 No Republican qualified to run for the seat held by Quinton T. Ross Jr. (D)
District 27 Tom Whatley (i)
District 28 John Carroll. The seat is currently held by Billy Beasley (D). There was much speculation that Beasley would leave the Senate to run for Governor but on Thursday he announced his intention to seek re-election in the Senate
District 29 Melinda McClendon and Mark C. Taylor. The seat is currently held by Sen. Harri Anne Smith (Ind.)
District 30 Clyde Chambliss, Jr. Suzelle Josey, and Harris Garner. Incumbent Bryan Taylor (R) announced that he is not seeking re-election.
District 31 Jimmy W. Holley (i) faces a challenge from Garreth Moore
District 32 Trip Pittman (i)
District 33 no Republican qualified for the seat held by Vivian Davis Figures
District 34 Rusty Glover (i)
District 35 Bill Hightower (i)
‘The Alabama Political Reporter’ will update this list as new information becomes available and we will have Democratic information when that is available to us.