By Lee Hedgepeth
Alabama Political Reporter
Stacy Lee George, a Republican candidate for Alabama governor, filed for divorce from his fourth wife this week.
The Limestone County corrections officer, who will be facing Governor Bentley in the June 3rd GOP primary for Alabama’s highest office, said in court documents that “there has been an irretrievable breakdown in the marriage between the parties, and further attempts at reconciliation are impractical or futile.”
George has told members of the press that his political career has played a part in his rough personal life having run for elected office have a dozen times since 2000.
In that year, George was elected to the Morgan County Commission, being the first Republican to win that office; he was reelected in 2004.
In 2006, though he ha said he would run for Public Service Commission, George instead ran for sherriff, and was defeated by the incumbent.
In 2008, George ran again for Morgan County Commission, this time losing in the GOP primary.
Before the 2010 election, George announced he would switch to the Democratic Party and run for the commission again; he lost.
In 2012, George caused waves when he re-switched parties back to the GOP to run as a delegate to the RNC for – ironically – Newt Gingrich, a figure known nationally for his multiple divorces.
After having announced his candidacy for governor as a Republican this election cycle, George has said he want to be elected and known as Alabama’s “gun totin’ Governor,” saying that he would require far fewer security guards than current Governor Bentley because he would always carry a concealed weapon.
George’s personal life has been in the news before, with his then-wife having filed for a restraining order because of alleged threat from him against her. He claims the allegations are false.
In 2005, he filed bankruptcy, citing debt from his previous divorce proceedings.
He has been married to his fourth wife, Tammy George, since 2012, but they have been separated since May of last year.
As for his part in having failed multiple marriages, George has said:
“I just haven’t been able to find anybody that could put up with me, honestly.”
The role of candidate for First Lady of Alabama is open, though, George has also said.
“The bottom line is, I don’t want to be single and I don’t want to grow old by myself.”