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Alabama Democratic Party opens qualifying Friday


The Alabama Democratic Party opens qualifying for the 2020 Election on Friday, September 27, at 9:00 a.m. and closes qualifying at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2019.

Elected offices up for election in 2020 include President of the United States, the U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, Public Service Commission President, Alabama Supreme Court Justice, Court of Civil Appeals Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Judge, judgeships, as well as numerous local offices across the state. The largest group of candidates will probably be those running for delegate seats to the 2020 Presidential Nominating Convention.

Nancy Worley is the Chair of the Alabama Democratic Party.

“There are so many candidates running for President which has created political excitement in the air,” said ADP Chair Worley. “We look forward to seeing numerous Democrats run for office from the Board of Education to the Halls of Congress.”

Anyone interested in being a candidate for a local or county office should contact his or her Democratic County Chair. Those who plan to run for national, state or district office should file with the state party.
The state party office is in Montgomery at 501 Adams Ave. The office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Nancy Worley is the first female chair of the Alabama Democratic Party in state history.

Chair Worley taught for 26 years in the Decatur public school system. Worley served twice as Alabama Education Association President and was elected as Alabama’s 50th Secretary of State.

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Worley was re-elected as Chair in 2018. The ADP will have new elections for Chair and Vice Chair tentatively schedule
d for this fall.

Worley, former congressional candidate Tabitha Isner, and former Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor Dr. Will Boyd are all running for chair of the ADP.

Alabama Republicans have a more compressed qualifying period.
Qualifying for the 2020 Republican primary election cycle will open on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. and close on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 5 :00 p.m.

Both major party primaries will be on March 3rd.

While most of the attention is on the Presidential race, Democratic incumbent Doug Jones (D-Alabama) is up for re-election. While several Republicans are running for that seat, Jones currently does not have a Democratic primary opponent. All seven congressional seats are up for election. The Republican. incumbents in both the First and Second Congressional Districts are not running for re-election spurring Democratic hopes for winning one of the two open seats in the Alabama congressional delegation.

All the state legislature seats, Governor, Lt. Governor, and most statewide offices are not up for election until the 2022 election.

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Written By

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.



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