|Former candidate for|
|Alabama State Senate, District 17|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Locust Fork High School|
|J.D.||University of Alabama School of Law|
King's professional experience includes being founder and managing partner of law firm King & Green, LLC. He is a founder and shareholder of real estate investment company King & Sons Properties, Inc.
King's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "I understand that our small business owners want government out of their way. With less regulation and taxation, these businesses can grow and employ more of our local people. No one in this race is better prepared to understand how Montgomery and Washington affect our District 17 businesses."
- Education/Common Core
- Excerpt: "Here in District 17, we are generally happy with our local school systems. While there is always room for improvement, we have not seen a mass exodus to private schools. As a parent of three young children (ages 5, 4, and 2), no one is more concerned about the future of our public education system. But the conclusion I reach is clear, our local teachers and administrators know best how to prepare the next generation for the challenges that await them."
- Term Limits
- Excerpt: "Ours is meant to be a government “by the people”, not by career politicians. I love the practice of law, and plan to spend my career helping people here in our District. I give you my word that I will serve no more than twelve years in the State House. After that, I trust that one of you will step up to take my place!"
- 2nd Amendment
- Excerpt: "This one is simple. “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” It’s hard to understand how those words get twisted around in judicial activism. I read John Lott’s “More Guns, Less Crime” twelve years ago and would encourage you to do the same. As an attorney, I have represented law-abiding citizens in courtrooms here in District 17 on this issue, and will proudly continue to do the same."
- 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. Shelnutt was unchallenged in the general election.
In 2014, King's endorsements included the following:
- Blount County Chapter of the Alabama Farmers Federation
King and his wife, Danya, have three children.
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- Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014
- Brett King for Senate, "Info," accessed May 2, 2014
- Brett King for Senate, "Where Brett Stands," accessed May 2, 2014 (dead link)
- 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
- AL Reporter, "Brett King Endorsed By Blount County Farmers Federation in District 17," April 8, 2014