|Alabama House of Representatives District 28|
|November 5, 2014|
|Years in position||14|
|Minority Leader, Alabama State House of Representatives|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Auburn University, 1991|
|Birthday||May 21, 1968|
|Place of birth||Gadsden, AL|
Ford is the co-owner of The Messenger newspaper, owner of the Hodges Ford Insurance Agency and a Captain in the United States Army Reserves.
He is a member of the Alabama Retired Teachers Association, coach of the Church Royal Ambassadors Basketball League, and deacon at the First Baptist Church of Gadsden.
Ford served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
- Commerce and Small Business Committee, Alabama House of Representatives, Ranking Minority Member
- Subcommittee on Environmental Issues
- Subcommittee on Small Business and Labor
- Subcommittee on Resolutions, Chair
- Subcommittee on Taxes, Exemptions/Benefits
Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on June 3, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2013. Incumbent Craig Ford is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Doug Sherrod is unopposed in the Republican primary.
Ford won re-election to the 28th District Seat in 2010. He had no opposition.
Ford raised $224,552 for his campaign, while Word raised $35,857.
|Alabama State House, District 28 (2006)|
|Craig Ford (D)||7,335|
|Christopher P. Word (R)||3,694|
In 2010, Ford raised $266,481 in contributions.
His four largest contributors were:
|Craig Ford Campaign Fund||$75,000|
|Alabama Association Of Realtors||$10,000|
|Alabama Education Association||$10,000|
In 2006, Ford collected $224,552 in donations.
Below are Ford's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:
|AL Education Assoc||$20,000|
|AL Farmers Federation||$16,483|
|Business Council of AL||$7,500|
|Alabama Assoc of Realtors||$7,000|
Ford and his wife, Gwen, have two children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Craig + Ford + Alabama + House + Legislature" Craig Ford News Feed
- Alabama House Democrats push lottery, tobacco tax - San Francisco Chronicle
- Alabama lawmakers laying groundwork for US constitutional convention - Anniston Star
- Bill to allow vote on Sunday liquor sales in Gadsden advertised - The Huntsville Times - al.com (blog)
- Proposed bond issue seeks to replace textbooks with tablets in Alabama ... - The Huntsville Times - al.com (blog)
- House Democrats seek lottery, teacher raise and the end of the Accountability Act - al.com (blog)
- 20 States Vote To Support Constitutional Convention For Passing Federal ... - CBS Local
- Transcript from House Minority Leader Craig Ford's Response to the State of ... - Times Daily
- House Democrats to focus on jobs, education this session - Montgomery Advertiser
- Constitutional Convention - WVAS
- Alabama legislators say pay raises for public employees iffy - The Republic
- Craig Ford's campaign website (Dated)
- Alabama Legislature - Craig Ford
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- State Surge - Legislative and voting track record
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2002
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Craig Ford
- Alabama Democrats, "Qualified candidates for public office list," accessed February 27, 2014
- Alabama Republican Party, "State Senate," accessed February 27, 2014
- Statewide general election results (Archived), accessed December 13, 2013
- 2006 election results, Alabama
- Alabama House spending, 2006
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
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