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Adam Ritch

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Adam Ritch
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Former candidate for
Alabama State Senate, District 17
Bachelor'sMiles College
Master'sUniversity of Missouri-Rolla
Military service
Service/branchAlabama National Guard
Campaign website
Adam Ritch was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 17 of the Alabama State Senate.


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.[1] He is pursuing his M.B.A. from the University of Alabama.[2]

Currently, Ritch works as a senior consultant at JMJ Associates. He has worked there since 2011.[2]

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).[2]


Campaign themes


Ritch's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

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.[4]



See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was 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.[5] Shelnutt was unchallenged in the general election.[6][7][8][9]

Alabama State Senate, District 17 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShay Shelnutt 34.3% 7,480
Green check mark transparent.pngBrett King 30.1% 6,574
Jim Murphree 9.6% 2,084
Gayle Gear 8.1% 1,759
Jim Roberts 7.8% 1,698
Joe Cochran 6.7% 1,467
Adam Ritch 3.4% 745
Total Votes 21,807


Ritch and his wife, Charlene, have three children.[1]

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