Brett King

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Brett King
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Former candidate for
Alabama State Senate, District 17
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolLocust Fork High School
Bachelor'sAuburn University
Master'sYale University
J.D.University of Alabama School of Law
Personal
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Brett King was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 17 of the Alabama State Senate.

Biography

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.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

King's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Economy
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."

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. 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.[3] Shelnutt was unchallenged in the general election.[4][5][6][7]

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

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, King's endorsements included the following:[8]

  • Blount County Chapter of the Alabama Farmers Federation

Personal

King and his wife, Danya, have three children.[1]

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