Bobby Singleton

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Bobby Singleton
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Alabama State Senate District 24
Incumbent
In office
2005-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedJanuary 25, 2005
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alabama House of Representatives
2002-2005
Education
Bachelor'sAlabama State University
J.D.Miles College School of Law
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bobby D. Singleton is a Democratic member of the Alabama State Senate, representing District 24. He was first elected to the chamber after winning a special election in January 2005. Singleton served in the Alabama House of Representatives from 2003 to 2005.

Biography

Singleton received a B.S. from Alabama State University and a J.D. from Miles Law School

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Issues

Gambling bill controversy

Singleton was accused of accepting a $25,000 payment in exchange for killing an anti-gambling bill. Senator Harri Anne Smith introduced the bill in April 2008, which would have killed the Country Crossing project by denying it funds from electronic bingo. Representatives Gilley and Massey from the Country Crossing project claimed that Smith changed her mind about the bill and contacted Massey, seeking his help. He then claimed that he went to Singleton, the then-chair of the Tourism and Marketing Committee, to attempt to convince him to let the bill die, and that he agreed to do so for $25,000. Both Smith and Singleton denied having any contact with either Gilley or Massey.[1]

Elections

2014

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. Incumbent Bobby Singleton was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

2010

See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Singleton won re-election to the 24th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the November 2 general election.[6]

2006

On November 7, 2006, Singleton won re-election to the 24th District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, running unopposed in the general election.[7]

Singleton raised $378,023 for his campaign.[8]

2005

On January 25, 2005, Singleton won election to the 24th District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, defeating opponent James E. Carter (R).[9]

Alabama State Senate, District 24 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bobby Singleton (D) 10,663
James E. Carter (R) 1,704

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Singleton raised $283,500 in contributions.[10]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Greenetrack $87,000
Alabama Education Association $25,000
FGA PAC $19,500
North Port Health Services $10,000
JP PAC $10,000

2006

In 2006, Singleton collected $378,023 in donations.[11]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Education Association $42,500
JP PAC $32,500
HL PAC $25,000
POARCH PAC $25,000


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Personal

Singleton resides in Greensboro, Alabama.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Alabama House of Representatives
2003–2005
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Charles Steele, Jr.
Alabama State Senate District 24
2005–present
Succeeded by
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