2018 Alabama elections

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A general election was held in the U.S. state of Alabama on November 6, 2018. All Alabama executive officers were up for election along with all of Alabama's seven seats in the United States House of Representatives. Primary elections took place on June 5, 2018, for both major parties.[1]

Governor[edit]

Incumbent Republican Governor Kay Ivey, who assumed the office upon the resignation of Robert J. Bentley, is running for election to a full term against Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox and Alabama Independent Write-In Chad Chig Martin.

Lieutenant governor[edit]

The office of Lieutenant Governor was vacant prior to the election.

State House Representative Will Ainsworth, State Senator Rusty Glover, and Public Serice Commission President Twinkle Cavanaugh[2] are running for the Republican nomination.[3][4][5][6] Dr. Will Boyd from Florence ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination.

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Will Boyd Uncontested
Total votes

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Twinkle Cavanaugh 238,333 43.27
Republican Will Ainsworth 204,465 37.12
Republican Rusty Glover 107,981 19.61
Total votes 550,779 100

Runoff results[edit]

Republican primary runoff results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Will Ainsworth 176,680 51.49
Republican Twinkle Cavanaugh 166,475 48.51
Total votes 343,155 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Will
Ainsworth (R)
Will
Boyd (D)
Undecided
Cygnal (R) July 24–25, 2018 1,027 ± 3.1% 53% 41% 6%

Results[edit]

Alabama lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2018[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Will Ainsworth 1,042,032 61.29
Democratic Will Boyd 657,220 38.65
n/a Write-ins 1,010 0.06
Total votes 1,700,262 100.00
Republican hold

Attorney general[edit]

Former Alabama Attorney General Troy King is seeking the Republican nomination. [14]

Incumbent Republican Attorney General Steve Marshall, who was appointed by Governor Bentley in February 2017 after appointing Attorney General Luther Strange to the U.S. Senate, is running for a first full term.[15]

Former chief deputy attorney general Alice Martin ran for the Republican nomination.[16]

Attorney Joseph Siegelman, son of former governor Don Siegelman, is the nominee of the Democratic Party. [17]

Chris Christie ran for attorney general on the Democratic ballot. Christie has been a trial lawyer at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings for 30 years. [18]

Democratic primary[edit]

  • Chris Christie, trial lawyer at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings[19]
  • Joseph Siegelman, son of former governor Don Siegelman[20]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph Siegelman 147,601 54.16
Democratic Chris Christie 124,915 45.84
Total votes 272,516 100

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Marshall (incumbent) 154,219 28.36
Republican Troy King 151,364 27.84
Republican Alice Martin 126,374 23.24
Republican Chess Bedsole 111,794 20.56
Total votes 543,751 100

Runoff results[edit]

Republican primary runoff results[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Marshall (incumbent) 211,619 62.05
Republican Troy King 129,427 37.95
Total votes 341,046 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Steve
Marshall (R)
Joseph
Siegelman (D)
Undecided
Cygnal (R) July 24–25, 2018 1,027 ± 3.1% 55% 42% 4%

Secretary of State[edit]

Incumbent Republican Secretary of State John Merrill is running for re-election to a second term.

Democratic primary[edit]

  • Lula Albert
  • Heather Milam

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Heather Milam 160,738 63.67
Democratic Lula Albert 91,736 36.33
Total votes 252,474 100

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Merrill (incumbent) 334,922 71.64
Republican Michael Johnson 132,601 27.84
Total votes 467,523 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
John
Merrill (R)
Heather
Milam (D)
Undecided
Cygnal (R) July 24–25, 2018 1,027 ± 3.1% 57% 38% 5%

State auditor[edit]

Incumbent Republican State Auditor Jim Zeigler is running for re-election to a second term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Miranda Joseph Uncontested
Total votes

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Zeigler (incumbent) 261,418 55.62
Republican Stan Cooke 153,160 32.59
Republican Elliott Lipinsky 55,437 11.79
Total votes 470,015 100

State treasurer[edit]

Incumbent Republican State Treasurer Young Boozer is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to a third consecutive term.

Democratic primary[edit]

No Democratic candidates filed to run in the primary.

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John McMillan 273,374 61.18
Republican David Black 95,454 21.36
Republican Stephen Evans 78,010 17.46
Total votes 446,838 100

Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries[edit]

Incumbent Republican Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to a third consecutive term. The Republican candidates are Lowndesboro Mayor and Lowndes County GOP chairman Rick Pate, former FBI field intelligence supervisor T.O. (Tracy) Crane, State Senator Gerald Dial, and Cecil Murphy.

Democratic primary[edit]

No Democratic candidates filed to run in the primary.

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rick Pate 181,098 40.37
Republican Gerald Dial 134,511 29.98
Republican Cecil Murphy 77,154 17.20
Republican Tracy Crane 55,838 12.45
Total votes 448,601 100

Runoff results[edit]

Republican primary runoff results[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rick Pate 176,519 56.70
Republican Gerald Dial 134,799 43.30
Total votes 311,318 100

Public Service Commission[edit]

The two associate commissioner seats on the Alabama Public Service Commission will be up for election. Incumbent Republican commissioners Jeremy Oden, who was appointed to the commission by Governor Bentley in December 2012, and Chip Beeker, who was first elected in 2014, are both eligible to run for re-election.

Place 1 Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cara McClure Uncontested
Total votes

Place 1 Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeremy Oden (incumbent) 215,540 50.34
Republican Jim Bonner 212,646 49.66
Total votes 428,186 100

Place 2 Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kari Powell Uncontested
Total votes

Place 2 Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chip Beeker (incumbent) 275,184 68.74
Republican Robin Litaker 125,145 31.26
Total votes 400,329 100

Alabama State Legislature[edit]

Every member of the Alabama state legislature is up for election in 2018. Both state senators and state representatives serve four-year terms in Alabama. After the 2014 elections, Republicans maintained control of both chambers. In 2018, all 35 Alabama Senate seats and all 105 Alabama House of Representatives seats will be up for election. These seats will not be contested in a regularly-scheduled election again until 2022.

United States House of Representatives[edit]

All of Alabama's seven seats in the United States House of Representatives will be up for election in 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Administrative Calendar: 2018 Statewide Election" (PDF). Alabama Secretary of State.
  2. ^ Cason, Mike (August 17, 2017). "Twinkle Cavanaugh switches to lieutenant governor's race". AL.com. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  3. ^ Cason, Mike (February 22, 2017). "Sen. Rusty Glover to run for lieutenant governor of Alabama". AL.com. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  4. ^ Sims, Cliff (October 29, 2015). "These are the politicians eyeing a run for Alabama's highest offices in 2018". Yellowhammer News. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  5. ^ Cason, Mike (May 31, 2017). "Mary Scott Hunter to run for lieutenant governor of Alabama". AL.com. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
  6. ^ https://www.ainsworthforalabama.com/
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  14. ^ Chandler, Courtney (22 February 2018). "Troy King looking to regain seat as Alabama's Attorney General". WDHN.
  15. ^ Gattis, Paul (May 30, 2017). "Attorney General Steve Marshall seeks to win full term in office". AL.com. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  16. ^ "Alice Martin announces run for Alabama attorney general". AL.com. Associated Press. June 13, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  17. ^ "Joseph Siegelman for Attorney General".
  18. ^ "Chris Christie for Alabama Attorney General".
  19. ^ "Chris Christie for Alabama Attorney General".
  20. ^ "Joseph Siegelman for Attorney General".
  21. ^ "Unofficial Election Night Results". Alabama Secretary of State. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  22. ^ https://chessbedsole.org/meet-chess/
  23. ^ Chandler, Courtney (22 February 2018). "Troy King looking to regain seat as Alabama's Attorney General". WDHN.
  24. ^ Gattis, Paul (May 30, 2017). "Attorney General Steve Marshall seeks to win full term in office". AL.com. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  25. ^ "Alice Martin announces run for Alabama attorney general". AL.com. Associated Press. June 13, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  26. ^ "Unofficial Election Night Results". Alabama Secretary of State. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  27. ^ "Unofficial Election Night Results". Alabama Secretary of State. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  28. ^ "Unofficial Election Night Results". Alabama Secretary of State. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  29. ^ "Unofficial Election Night Results". Alabama Secretary of State. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  30. ^ http://aldemocrats.org/blog/list_of_qualified_candidates_for_2018
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  32. ^ "Unofficial Election Night Results". Alabama Secretary of State. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  33. ^ http://tocrane.com
  34. ^ "Unofficial Election Night Results". Alabama Secretary of State. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  35. ^ "Unofficial Election Night Results". Alabama Secretary of State. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
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  39. ^ "Unofficial Election Night Results". Alabama Secretary of State. Retrieved June 28, 2018.

External links[edit]

Official lieutenant gubernatorial campaign websites
Official attorney general campaign websites
Official Secretary of State campaign websites
Official State Auditor campaign websites
Official place 1 public service commission websites
Official place 2 public service commission websites