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Democrats Challenge Republicans Hold On State Senate

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The State Senate is locked firmly in the hands of a Republican Super-Majority but the Alabama Democratic Party is hoping that that changes in the near future.  Qualifying for the Senate and all other offices in the state of Alabama closed at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Democrats have candidates running in 22 of Alabamaís 35 State Senate Districts.

The Alabama Democratic Party was able to field candidates in most State Senate Districts in Alabama.  This is what ëThe Alabama Political Reporterí has at this time.  Candidates with an (i) behind their name are Democratic incumbents:

In State Senate District 1 Earl Gardner and Mike Curtis have both qualified.  Incumbent Tammy Irons (D) has announced that she will not run again

In District 2 no Democrat qualified to run for the seat currently held by Bill Holtzclaw (R).

In Senate District 3 no Democrat qualified for the seat currently held by Arthur Orr (R).

In District 4 Angelo “Doc” Mancuso has qualified for the seat currently held by Paul Bussman (R).

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In District 5 no Democrat qualified to run against Greg Reed (R).

In Senate District 6 Roger Bedford (i) has announced that he will run for re-election.

In District 7 Rhonda “Rose” Gaskin and Mitchell J. Howie have qualified for the seat currently held by Paul Sanford (i).

In District 8 Randy Bruce Money and Horace Clemmons are running for the seat currently held by Republican Shadrack McGill.

Senator McGill (R) has announced that he is not running for re-election.

In District 9 no Democrat qualified to run for the seat currently held by Clay Scofield (R).

In District 10 former State Senator Larry Means is running for the seat currently held by Phil Williams (R).

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In District 11 Ron Crumpton is running for the seat currently held by Jerry L. Fielding (R).

In District 12 Taylor Steward has qualified for the seat held by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh (R).

In District 13 Darrell Turner has qualified for the seat currently held by Gerald Dial (R).

In Senate District 14 no Democrat has qualified for the seat currently held by Cam Ward (R).

In District 15 no Democrat has qualified for the seat currently held by Slade Blackwell (R).

District 16 Cindy Bell has qualified for the seat currently held by J.T. ìJaboî Waggoner (R).

In District 17 no Democrat has qualified for the seat currently held by Scott Beason (R).

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Beason has announced that he is not running for re-election.

In District 18 Rodger Smitherman (i) has qualified for re-election.

In District 19 Priscilla Dunn (i) has qualified for re-election.

In District 20 Linda Coleman (i) has qualified for re-election.

In Senate District 21 Phil Poole has qualified for the seat currently held by Gerald Allen (R).

In District 22 Mark Keahey (i) has qualified to run for re-election.

In District 23 Hank Sanders (i) faces a challenge from Robert W. Green.

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In District 24 Bobby Singleton (i) has qualified for re-election.

In District 25 no Democrat is running for the district currently held by Dick L. Brewbaker (R).

In District 26 Quinton T. Ross Jr. (i) has qualified for another term.

In District 27 Haylee Moss has qualified for the seat currently held by Tom Whatley (R).

In District 28 Billy Beasley (i) has qualified for another term in the Senate.

In District 29 no Democrat has qualified for the seat currently held by Harri Anne Smith (Ind.)

In District 30 no Democrat has qualified for the seat currently held by Bryan Taylor (R).

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Taylor has announced that he is not seeking re-election.

In District 31 no Democrat qualified for the seat currently held by Jimmy W. Holley (R).

In District 32 no Democrat qualified for the seat currently held by Trip Pittman (R).

In Senate District 33 Vivian Davis Figures has qualified for re-election.

In District 34 no Democrat has qualified for the seat currently held by Rusty Glover (R).

In District 35 Beau Doolittle is running for the seat currently held by Bill Hightower (R).

Although qualifying has closed there is a possibility that additional candidate information could still trickle in from the Alabama Democratic Party.

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We will update this list when and if necessary.

Written By

Brandon Moseley is a senior reporter with over nine years at Alabama Political Reporter. During that time he has written 8,941 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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