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Blaine Galliher

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Blaine Galliher
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Alabama House of Representatives District 30
Former officeholder
In office
1994-August 1, 2012
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$53,438/year
Per diemIncluded in salary
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1994
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sJacksonville State University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1968-1971
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 13, 1949
Place of birthAbingdon, VA
ProfessionGadsden State Community College
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Blaine Galliher was a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing the 30th District, Etowah and St. Clair counties. He was first elected in 1994 and served until August 1, 2012, when he resigned to serve as Gov. Robert Bentley's Legislative Director.[1]

Galliher currently serves as Director of Business and Industry Training at Gadsden State Community College. He served in the United States Army and has worked for Gulf States Steel.

Galliher is a member of the C.I.T.Y. Program of Etowah County, Clark Smettzer Adult Education Center, Crosspoint Baptist Church, Gadsden-Etowah Chamber of Commerce, Rainbow City Lions Club, Etowah County Democratic Club, and the Saint Clair County Democratic Club.[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

Galliher served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:

  • Subcommittee on Environmental Issues
  • Subcommittee on Small Business and Labor, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Regulations
  • Subcommittee on Resolutions, Ranking Minority Member

Issues

Galliher did not provide answers to the Alabama State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[3]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Blaine Galliher endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [4]

Elections

2010

See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Galliher won re-election to the 30th District seat in 2010. He defeated Joel Lonnergan in the primary. He then defeated Wally Burns in the November 2 general election.[5][6]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 30 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Blaine Galliher (R) 10,979
Wally Burns (D) 4,153
Alabama House of Representatives, District 30 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Blaine Galliher (R) 4,995
Joel Lonnergan (R) 2,058

2006

On November 7, 2006, Galliher was re-elected to the 30th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[7]

Galliher raised $90,950 for his campaign.[8]

State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations

Endorsements

Galliher was endorsed by:

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express[9]

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Galliher raised $253,373 in contributions.[10]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Education Association $20,000
Business Council Of Alabama $14,000
Alabama Farmers Federation $12,638
Friends Of Mike Hubbard $11,800

2006

In 2006, Galliher collected $90,950 in donations.

Below are Galliher's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:[11]

Contributor 2006 total
Steve Windom $6,000
CAN PAC $4,000
AL Credit Union League $3,500
IM PAC $3,500
AL Assoc of Realtors $3,000

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Personal

Galliher has two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Alabama House District 30
1994–August 1, 2012
Succeeded by
Mack Butler (R)