Clay Scofield

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Clay Scofield
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Alabama State Senate District 9
In office
November 3, 2010-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 5
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sAuburn University
Date of birthMay 6, 1980
Place of birthCullman, AL
ProfessionOwner, Scofield Farms
Office website
Clay Scofield is a Republican member of the Alabama State Senate, representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Scofield earned his B.S. in agricultural business and economics from Auburn University. His professional experience includes working as a poultry farmer.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Scofield served on the following committees:

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Confirmations, Chair
County and Municipal Government
Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development
Governmental Affairs
Madison County Legislation
Transportation and Energy


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


Campaign themes


Scofield's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • "No new taxes should be imposed on our hard working families
  • In bringing new jobs and industry to District 9
  • Education dollars need to actually reach our children
  • In the need for smaller and more ethical government
  • A strong military
  • In the right of every law-abiding citizen to own a gun
  • In traditional marriage between one man and one woman
  • In standing strong against illegal immigration"



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 Clay Scofield was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election. Although he filed to run, Wade Taylor did not appear on the Republican primary ballot.[1][2][3][4]


See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Scofield defeated opponents Tony Cochran and John E. Wilson in the June 1 primary. He then defeated Don Spurlin in the July 13 primary runoff. He defeated Democrat Tim Mitchell in the November 2 general election.[5][6]

Alabama State Senate, District 9 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Clay Scofield (R) 30,834
Tim Mitchell (D) 13,933
Alabama State Senate, District 9 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Clay Scofield (R) 6,532
Green check mark transparent.png Don Spurlin (R) 5,656
Tony Cochran (R) 4,238
John E. Wilson (R) 3,927
Alabama State Senate, District 9 Republican Primary Runoff (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Clay Scofield (R) 10,569
Don Spurlin (R) 9,956

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Scofield raised $305,203 in contributions.[7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Scofield, Clay $69,307
Alabama Republican Party $45,179
Alabama Farmers Federation $43,110
Business Council Of Alabama $22,500


Presidential preference


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

Clay Scofield endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [8]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Hinton Mitchem (D)
Alabama State Senate District 9
Succeeded by