Bama Politics

Alabama political news, legislative updates, and information database of elected officials & candidates.

Brittany Cannon Dement
Brittany Cannon Dement is an Independent from Auburn, AL. Brittany Cannon Dement last ran for office in the 2018 Auburn, AL Mayor election.
2022 Jefferson County, AL Sheriff Election
2022 Jefferson County, AL Sheriff Election results and candidate information for Alabama voters.
Mack N. Butler
Mack N. Butler is a Republican from Rainbow City, AL. Mack N. Butler last ran for office in the 2022 Alabama State House District 28 election.
Rusty Glover
Rusty Glover is a Republican from Semmes, AL. Rusty Glover last ran for office in the 2022 Alabama Auditor election.
Bill Holtzclaw
Bill Holtzclaw is a Republican from Madison, AL. Bill Holtzclaw last ran for office in the 2022 Alabama State Senate District 2 election.
Paul Sanford
Paul Sanford is a Republican from Huntsville, AL. Paul Sanford last ran for office in the 2022 Alabama 5th Congressional District election.
Hank Sanders
Hank Sanders is a Democrat from Selma, AL. Hank Sanders last ran for office in the 2022 Alabama State Senate District 23 election.
Will Boyd
Will Boyd is a Democrat from Florence, AL. Will Boyd last ran for office in the 2022 Alabama U.S. Senate election.
Brandaun Dean
Brandaun Dean is a Democrat from Brighton, AL. Brandaun Dean last ran for office in the 2022 Alabama U.S. Senate election.
Tom Fredricks
Tom Fredricks is a Republican from Priceville, AL. Tom Fredricks last ran for office in the 2022 Alabama State House District 14 election.
Darrio Melton
Darrio Melton is a Democrat from Selma, AL. Darrio Melton last ran for office in the 2022 Alabama State Senate District 23 election.
Lanny Jackson
Lanny Jackson is a Democrat from Birmingham, AL. Lanny Jackson last ran for office in the 2022 Alabama U.S. Senate election.
Stan Cooke
Stan Cooke is a Republican from Kimberly, AL. Stan Cooke last ran for office in the 2022 Alabama Auditor election.
James C. Fields
James C. Fields is a Democrat from Hanceville, AL. James C. Fields last ran for office in the 2022 Alabama State House District 12 election.
Mallory Hagan
Mallory Hagan is a Democrat from Opelika, AL. Mallory Hagan last ran for office in the 2022 Alabama State House District 25 election.
Chad Chig Martin
Chad Chig Martin is a Democrat from Dothan, AL. Chad Chig Martin last ran for office in the 2022 Alabama Governor election.
Matt Shelby
Matt Shelby is a Libertarian from Daphne, AL. Matt Shelby last ran for office in the 2022 Alabama Secretary of State election.
Dean Young
Dean Young is a Republican from Orange Beach, AL. Dean Young last ran for office in the 2022 Alabama Governor election.
Ruth Page-Nelson
Ruth Page-Nelson is a Libertarian from Dothan, AL. Ruth Page-Nelson last ran for office in the 2022 Alabama Lieutenant Governor election.
Phyllis Harvey-Hall
Phyllis Harvey-Hall is a Democrat from Montgomery, AL. Phyllis Harvey-Hall last ran for office in the 2022 Alabama 2nd Congressional District election.
Emanuel Ford
Emanuel Ford was from Birmingham, AL. Emanuel Ford died on November 16, 2014 at the age of 55.
April M. Williams
April M. Williams is from Birmingham, AL. April M. Williams last ran for office in the 2013 Birmingham, AL Board of Education District 8 election.
Darius Moore
Darius Moore is from Birmingham, AL. Darius Moore last ran for office in the 2013 Birmingham, AL Board of Education District 7 election.
Joy A. Smith
Joy A. Smith is from Birmingham, AL. Joy A. Smith last ran for office in the 2013 Birmingham, AL Board of Education District 6 election.
Lavon Beard
Lavon Beard is from Birmingham, AL. Lavon Beard last ran for office in the 2013 Birmingham, AL Board of Education District 6 election.
Gwendolyn Bell
Gwendolyn Bell is from Birmingham, AL. Gwendolyn Bell last ran for office in the 2013 Birmingham, AL Board of Education District 6 election.
Gwen Sykes
Gwen Sykes is from Birmingham, AL. Gwen Sykes last ran for office in the 2013 Birmingham, AL Board of Education District 4 election.
Brian Giattina
Brian Giattina is from Birmingham, AL. Brian Giattina last ran for office in the 2013 Birmingham, AL Board of Education District 3 election.
Virginia Volker
Virginia Volker is from Birmingham, AL. Virginia Volker last ran for office in the 2013 Birmingham, AL Board of Education District 2 election.
Lyord Watson
Lyord Watson is from Birmingham, AL. Lyord Watson last ran for office in the 2013 Birmingham, AL Board of Education District 2 election.
Tyrone Belcher
Tyrone Belcher is from Birmingham, AL. Tyrone Belcher last ran for office in the 2013 Birmingham, AL Board of Education District 1 election.
Ellen Spencer
Ellen Spencer is from Birmingham, AL. Ellen Spencer last ran for office in the 2013 Birmingham, AL City Council District 9 election.
Leroy Bandy
Leroy Bandy was from Birmingham, AL. Leroy Bandy died on May 31, 2016 at the age of 68.
Marcus Lundy
Marcus Lundy is from Birmingham, AL. Marcus Lundy last ran for office in the 2013 Birmingham, AL City Council District 9 election.
Gary Lavender
Gary Lavender is from Birmingham, AL. Gary Lavender last ran for office in the 2013 Birmingham, AL City Council District 7 election.
Willis Hendrix
Willis Hendrix is from Birmingham, AL. Willis Hendrix last ran for office in the 2013 Birmingham, AL City Council District 6 election.
John Harris
John Harris is from Birmingham, AL. John Harris last ran for office in the 2013 Birmingham, AL City Council District 6 election.
Michael R. Morrison
Michael R. Morrison is a Democrat from Birmingham, AL. Michael R. Morrison last ran for office in the 2013 Birmingham, AL City Council District 6 election.
James L. Stewart
James L. Stewart is from Birmingham, AL. James L. Stewart last ran for office in the 2013 Birmingham, AL City Council District 6 election.
Maxine Parker
Maxine Parker was a Democrat from Birmingham, AL. Maxine Parker died on November 12, 2013.

Unfinished Business in the Alabama House

By Clete Wetli on June 3, 2021 | Opinion

Somehow, Republicans even managed to make a mockery of the old saying, “The House always wins”, by completely screwing up lottery and gaming legislation.

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Report: Medicaid Expansion Would Create 28,500 New Jobs in Alabama in its First Four Years

By Cover Alabama Coalition on June 2, 2021

As an engine for job creation, Medicaid expansion in its first four years would create nearly 80% as many jobs as exist in Alabama’s automobile and auto parts manufacturing industries, an Alabama Arise analysis of…

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A New Strategy Could Send an Alabamian Democrat to the Senate

By Jonah Rank on May 12, 2021 | Opinion

True or False: In a red state, a Democrat can win only if he is White, heterosexual, Christian, and moderate.

False.

Perry Bacon Jr. predicted Ossoff and Warnock winning Georgia’s special…

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Lack of health insurance heightened COVID-19’s impact on Alabama communities

By Cover Alabama Coalition on April 29, 2021

Lack of health insurance coverage was a key factor in the spread and toll of COVID-19 in Alabama, according to a Families USA report, The Catastrophic Cost of Uninsurance, updated last…

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Alabama Medical Professionals Call on Governor Kay Ivey to Expand Medicaid

By Cover Alabama Coalition on April 8, 2021

More than 300 Alabama medical professionals released a joint letter Wednesday calling on Gov. Kay Ivey to expand Medicaid coverage immediately for adults with low incomes. The letter – signed by doctors, nurses, psychologists, dentists,…

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Here We Go Again, Alabama: Bad Solutions for Imaginary Problems

By Clete Wetli on March 22, 2021 | Opinion

Vowing to repair that which is not broken has become the new tactic for conservatives to advance their agenda of voter suppression…

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Decatur Councilman Hunter Pepper Joked About Running Over Black Protesters

By Brent Wilson on March 5, 2021

Decatur, AL City Councilman Hunter Pepper joked on Facebook in 2018 about running over black protesters in Hoover, AL, at a time protests were happening over…

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Alabama, Where Good Bills Go to Get Lynched

By Clete Wetli on March 5, 2021 | Opinion

Let’s be perfectly crystal clear here: The only monuments in question are CONFEDERATE monuments.

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Live Tuscaloosa, AL Municipal Election Results

By Brent Wilson on March 2, 2021

Tuscaloosa, AL polls close at 7 PM and results are expected soon after the polls close. We are tracking each contested election which you can follow by viewing the links below. Each…

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ALGOP Seems to have Misplaced Its Priorities

By Clete Wetli on March 2, 2021 | Opinion

No matter, it sure sounded good to his base and he was able to squeeze in a few references about how Trump magically made America great again.

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