|Former candidate for|
|Alabama State Senate, District 17|
|Master's||University of Missouri-Rolla|
|Service/branch||Alabama National Guard|
Ritch earned a B.S. in chemistry from Miles College in 2005. He went on to earn a Master's of Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 2011. He is pursuing his M.B.A. from the University of Alabama.
Currently, Ritch works as a senior consultant at JMJ Associates. He has worked there since 2011.
Additionally, Ritch has served in the Alabama National Guard since 2006. He serves as an intelligence sergeant and paratrooper in the 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne).
Ritch's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
|“||The platform I stand on include: running to protect and expand Alabama’s energy sector (coal mining, electrical generation, and oil/gas exploration), eliminating state government inefficiencies, public educational reform, jobs creation, cutting taxes, pro-Constitutional rights, and providing a legislative buffer to the expansion of the Obama Administration’s draconian regulations on healthcare and environmental policies. I want to do my part, legislatively, to complete the Northern Beltline as an economic catalyst for the northern metro area. I am running to continue to be a stalwart of conservative principles and protector of individual rights.||”|
- See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Alabama State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Shay Shelnutt, Jim Murphree, Gayle Gear, Brett King, Adam Ritch, Joe Cochran, and Jim Roberts faced off in the Republican primary. Because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters - Shelnutt and King - met in a runoff election, which Shelnutt won. Shelnutt is unchallenged in the general election.
Ritch and his wife, Charlene, have three children.
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- Ritch for Senate, "Info," accessed May 2, 2014
- Information submitted through Ballotpedia's biographical submission form on May 7, 2014
- Elect Adam Ritch, "About Me," accessed May 2, 2014
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- AL.com, "Alabama primary runoffs: Live results from select statewide races," July 15, 2014
- Alabama Democrats, "Qualified candidates for public office list," accessed February 25, 2014
- Alabama Republican Party, "State Senate," accessed February 25, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Democratic Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Republican Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014