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Update to the State House Candidates

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

There are still two days left to qualify for office.  The Alabama House of Representatives has been firmly in Republican control since the 2010 election.  Alabama Republicans are hopeful that they can keep their super-majority, while Democrats hope that voters will return them to the majority in 2010.

Here is a rundown by district of who has qualified as Republicans at this point according to ALGOP’s website.  Candidates with an (i) behind their name are incumbents.

In District 1 Phillip Pettus has qualified for the seat currently held by Greg Burdine (D)

In District 2 Lynn Greer (i) has qualified for reelection.

In District 3 Fred Joly is running for the seat currently held by Marcel Black (D)

In District 4 Micky Hammon (i) is running for re-election

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In District 5 Dan Williams (i) is facing challenger Bobby Jackson

In District 6 Phil Williams (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 7 Ken Johnson (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 8 Terri Collins (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 9 Ed Henry (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 10 Mike Ball (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 11 Randall Shedd (i) has qualified for re-election

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In District 12 Mac Buttram (i) faces challenges from Corey Harbison and Roy Jackson

In District 13 Bill Roberts (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 14 Richard Baughn (i) faces challenger Tim Wadsworth

In District 15 Allen Farley (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 16 Kyle South and Bobby Humphryes are running for the seat currently held by Daniel Boman (D)

In District 17 Mike Millican (i) faces a challenge from Jim Bonner

In District 18 Gerry Wallace is running for the seat currently held by Johnny Mack Morrow (D)

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In District 19 no Republican has qualified for the seat currently held by Laura Hall (D)

In District 20 Howard Sanderford (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 21 Jim Patterson (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 22 Wayne Johnson (i) faces a challenge from Ritchie Whorton

In District 23 James T. (Tommy) Hanes, Jr. is running for the seat currently held by John Robinson (D)

In District 24 Nathaniel Ledbetter and Billy Hodges are running.  Incumbent Todd Greeson (R) is running for the Alabama Senate

In District 25 Mac McCutcheon (i) is running for another term.

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In District 26 Kerry Rich (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 27 Will Ainsworth has qualified for the seat currently held by Wes Long (R).  Rep. Long has announced that he is not seeking another term.

In District 28 Doug Sherrod is running for the seat currently held by Craig Ford (D) the minority leader.

In District 29 Becky Nordgren (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 30 Mack N. Butler (i) faces a challenge from Ashville Mayor Robert McKay

In District 31 Mike Holmes (i) has qualified for the seat that he just won in a Special Election on Tuesday.

In District 32 no Republican has qualified to run for the seat currently held by Barbara Boyd (D)

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In District 33 Ron Johnson (i) has qualified for another term

In District 34 David Standridge (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 35 Steve Dean is challenging Steve Hurst (i)

In District 36 Randy Wood (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 37 Bob Fincher and T. Bryant Whaley are running for the seat currently held by Richard Laird (Ind.)

In District 38 Randy Price and Isaac Whorton are running for the seat currently held by Duwayne Bridges (R).  Rep. Bridges has announced his retirement.

In District 39 no Republican has qualified for the seat currently held by Richard Lindsey (D)

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In District 40 Koven L. (K.L.) Brown (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 41 Mike Hill (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 42 James M. (Jimmy) Martin is challenging Kurt Wallace (i)

In District 43 Doug Clark, Arnold Mooney, Amie Beth Shaver, and Cheryl Ciamarra have all qualified for the seat currently held by Mary Sue McClurkin (R) who has announced that she is retiring

In District 44 Joe Freeman, John Amari and Danny Garrett have all qualified for the seat currently held by Arthur Payne (R) who has announced that he is retiring

In District 45 Dickie Drake (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 46 Pamela Blackmore-Jenkins, Justin Barkley, Steve French and David Faulkner have qualified for the seat currently held by Paul DeMarco who is vacating position to run for Congress

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In District 47 Jack Williams (i) is facing a challenge from former Jefferson County Republican Party Chairman David Wheeler

In District 48 Jim Carns (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 49 April Weaver (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 50 retired St. Clair County Presiding Judge Jim Hill has qualified to run for the seat currently held by James McClendon (R) who is running for the Alabama Senate

In District 51 Allen Treadaway (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 52 Phillip Bahakel has qualified for the seat currently held by John Rogers (D)

In District 53 no Republican has qualified for the seat which is currently vacant.  The district is currently in Jefferson County, but due to redistricting is being moved to Madison County for the 2014 election.

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In District 54 no Republican has qualified for the seat currently held by Patricia Todd (D)

In District 55 no Republican has qualified for the seat currently held by Rodd Scott (D)

In District 56 Darius Foster has qualified for the seat currently held by Lawrence Mcadory (D)

In District 57 no Republican has qualified for the seat currently held by Merika Coleman-Evans (D)

In District 58 no Republican has qualified for the seat which is currently held by Oliver Robinson (D)

In District 59 no Republican has qualified for the seat currently held by Mary Moore (D)

In District 60 no Republican has qualified to run for the seat currently held by Juandalynn Givan (D)

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In District 61 Alan Harper (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 62 Rich Wingo and Jamie Clements have qualified for the seat currently held by John Merrill.  Rep. Merrill is vacating the seat to run for Alabama Secretary of State.

In District 63 Bill Poole (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 64 James Hall is challenging Harry Shiver (i)

In District 65 no Republican has qualified for the seat currently held by Elaine Beech (D)

In District 66 Alan Baker (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 67 no Republican has qualified for the seat currently held by Darrio Melton (D)

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In District 68 no Republican has qualified for the seat currently held by Thomas Jackson (D)

In District 69 no Republican has qualified for the seat currently held by David Colston (D)

In District 70 no Republican has qualified for the seat currently held by Christopher John England (D)

In District 71 no Republican has qualified for the seat occupied by Artis (A.J.) McCampbell (D)

In District 72 no Republican has qualified for the seat currently held by Ralph Howard (D)

In District 73 former Shelby County Republican Party Chairman Matt Fridy has qualified.  District 73 has been moved from Montgomery County to Shelby County as part of redistricting.  Joe Hubbard (D) currently represents HD 73 but has announced that he is running to for Alabama Attorney General.

In District 74 Dimitri Polizos (i) has qualified for re-election

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In District 75 Reed Ingram has qualified for the seat currently held by Greg Wren (R) who is retiring.

In District 76 no Republican has qualified to run for the seat currently held by Thad McClammy (D)

In District 77 David Grimes has qualified to run for the seat currently held by John Knight (D)

In District 78 Tijuana Adetunji has qualified for the seat currently held by Alvin Holmes (D)

In District 79 Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (i) has qualified for reelection

In District 80 Lesley Vance (i) is being challenged by Alex Balkcum and Mervin Dudley

In District 81 Mark M. Tuggle (i) has qualified for re-election

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In District 82 no Republican has qualified for the seat currently held by Pebblin Warren (D)

In District 83 Gary Head has qualified for the seat currently held by George Bandy (D)

In District 84 Jerry A. McGilvray has qualified for the seat currently held by Berry Forte (D)

In District 85 Ron Wilson has qualified for the seat currently by Dexter Grimsley (D)

In District 86 Paul Lee (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 87 Donnie Chesteen (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 88 Paul Beckman (i) has qualified for re-election

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In District 89 Alan C. Boothe (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 90 Charles Newton (i) has switched from the Democratic to the Republican Party on Friday

In District 91 Barry Moore (i) is facing a challenge from Joshua R. Pipkin

In District 92 Mike Jones (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 93 Steve Clouse (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 94 Joe Faust (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 95 Steve McMillan (i) has qualified for re-election

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In District 96 Randy Davis (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 97 no Republican has qualified for the seat currently held by Adline Clarke (D)

In District 98 no Republican has qualified for the seat currently held by Napoleon Bracy (D)

In District 99 no Republican has qualified for the seat currently held by James Buskey (D)

In District 100 Victor Gaston (i) has qualified for re-election

In District 101 Chris Pringle has qualified for the seat currently held by Jamie Ison (R).  Rep. Ison has announced that she is not seeking another term.

In District 102 Jack Williams and Chris McNeil have qualified to run for the seat currently held by Chad Fincher (R) who is not seeking re-election

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In District 103 Ralph Carmichael has qualified for the seat currently held by Joseph Mitchell (D)

In District 104 Margie Wilcox (i) has qualified for the seat that she just won in a special election on Tuesday.

In District 105 David Sessions (i) has qualified for re-election

More candidates will qualify today.  ‘The Alabama Political Reporter’ will update this list as more information becomes available

Brandon Moseley
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Brandon Moseley is a senior reporter with over nine years at Alabama Political Reporter. During that time he has written 8,297 articles for APR. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Facebook. Brandon is a native of Moody, Alabama, a graduate of Auburn University, and a seventh generation Alabamian.

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