Charles Newton

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Charles Newton
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Alabama House of Representatives District 90
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1988
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama
Master'sUniversity of Alabama
Date of birthJuly 11, 1947
Place of birthGreenville, AL
ProfessionPresident, Newton Oil Company
Charles O. Newton (b. July 11, 1947) is a former Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 90 from 1988 to 2014.

He switched to the Republican Party from the Democratic Party on February 7, 2014. Newton stated that he came to this decision because of his constituents. "Regardless of the party affiliation by my name, I promise to continue providing the same commonsense approach to the issues, the same strong respect for taxpayer dollars, and the same high ethical standards that I have given our area since first elected to the Legislature," he said.[1]


Newton's professional experience includes serving as the director of Greenville Bank, president of Newton Oil Company and director of the South Central Alabama Mental Health Board.

Committee assignments


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

  • Subcommittee on Public Safety
  • Subcommittee on Taxes, Exemptions/Benefits (Ways and Means General Fund)



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives 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. Walton Hickman was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Chris Sells defeated incumbent Charles Newton in the Republican primary. Sells defeated Hickman in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Alabama House of Representatives District 90, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Sells 56.6% 7,722
     Democratic Walton Hickman 43.2% 5,894
     NA Write-In 0.2% 21
Total Votes 13,637

Alabama House of Representatives, District 90 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Sells 51.1% 1,767
Charles Newton Incumbent 48.9% 1,691
Total Votes 3,458


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Newton won re-election to the 90th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Jerry Hartin in the November 2 general election.[6]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 90 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Newton (D) 8,577
Jerry Hartin (R) 5,855


On November 7, 2006, Newton was re-elected to the 90th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[7]

Newton raised $0 for his campaign.[8]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Newton raised $23,198 in contributions.[9]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Sempra Energy $5,000
Alabama State Employees Association $2,000
Alabama Power Co $1,500
Alabama Trial Lawyers Association $1,500


In 2006, Newton raised no money.[10]


Below are Newton's top five campaign contributors in the 2002 election:[11]

Contributor 2002 total
AL Action Cmte for Rural Electrification $1,000
New PAC $1,000
AL Assoc of Realtors $1,000
Northport Management $500
House Democratic Caucus of Alabama $500


Newton and his wife, Jan, have three children.

He is a member of the Alabama Historical Association, Cattlemen's Association, First Baptist Church of Greenville, Greenville Chamber of Commerce, and Greenville Rotary Club.[12]


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Preceded by
Alabama House District 90
Succeeded by
Chris Sells (R)