|Alabama State Senate District 35|
|March 29, 2013 - Present|
|November 5, 2018|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||March 12, 2013|
|Next general||November 6, 2018|
|High school||Murphy High School|
|Bachelor's||University of South Alabama|
|Master's||Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University (1990)|
|Profession||Small Business Owner|
Hightower owns a private practice that focuses on corporate strategic consulting.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Hightower served on the following committees:
|Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Constitution, Ethics and Elections, Chair|
|• County and Municipal Government|
|• Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development|
|• Mobile County Legislation|
Hightower's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "I believe strong families and faith are the fundamental foundations of America."
- Excerpt: "I believe in small government, low taxes and free enterprise."
- Excerpt: "I believe in the sanctity of human life."
- Excerpt: "I believe in school choice and competition in education."
- Excerpt: "I believe public education decisions are best made at the local level."
- 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. Beau Doolittle was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Bill Hightower was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hightower then defeated Doolittle in the general election on November 4, 2014.
|Alabama State Senate District 35, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Bill Hightower Incumbent||73.6%||19,173|
Hightower won a special election for Alabama State Senate District 35. The seat was vacant due to Ben Brooks's (R) election as a circuit judge in Mobile County on November 6, 2012. Once he was sworn into the new position a special election had to be held to fill the vacancy. A special primary was scheduled for January 29, 2013. Candidates had until December 13, 2012 to file. After no Democrats filed, the primary became the general election. A runoff between the top two vote-getters, Hightower and Jim Barton, took place March 12, which Hightower won.
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Hightower and his wife, Susan, have three children. Hightower moved to Mobile, Alabama, in 1968.
Hightower is an advisory board member to Outback America, a Christian organization that holds family camps. He is also board chairman of a local Christian School, a committee member of the Mobile Republican Party and serves on the Alabama State Health Planning Council.
- Alabama State Senate
- Senate Committees
- Alabama State Legislature
- Alabama state legislative districts
- Profile from the Alabama State Senate
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Profile from Open States
- Bill Hightower on Facebook
- Bill Hightower on Twitter
- billhightower.com, "Beliefs," accessed September 18, 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
- AL.com, "Alabama 2014 general election: Results for statewide and congressional races," November 4, 2014
- Local 15, "Ala. Senate District 35 to Hold Special Election," December 4, 2012
- Al.com, "Three Republicans qualify for state Senate District 35 special election," December 12, 2012
- Local 15, "District 35 State Senate Race Goes to a Runoff," January 29, 2013
- CBS42.com, "Hightower wins Alabama Senate District 35 runoff," March 12, 2013 (dead link)
- Bio submission to Ballotpedia, January 1, 2013
Ben Brooks (R)
|Alabama State Senate District 35
March 29, 2013 - present
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