David Standridge

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David Standridge
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Alabama House of Representatives, District 34
Incumbent
In office
December 12, 2012 - Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedDecember 11, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Probate Judge and Commission Chairman of Blount County
2006-2012
Blount County School Board
2000-2006
Education
High schoolHayden High School
Associate'sWallace State College
Bachelor'sAthens State University
Personal
BirthdayJuly 21
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
David Standridge is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 34 since December 12, 2012. He won a special election on December 11, 2012, to fill the vacant seat.[1]

Standridge previously sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 6th Congressional District of Alabama in 2012.

Biography

Standridge earned his A.A. in Criminal Justice from Wallace State College. He earned his undergraduate degree in Justice Studies from Athens State University and attended the FBI National Academy and Montgomery Police Academy. He served as probate judge and commission chairman of Blount County and is a retired captain in the Blount County Sheriff's Department.[2]

Campaign themes

2012

Standridge's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • National Debt
Excerpt: "The national debt is fast approaching the 16 trillion dollar mark. This debt cannot be ignored. I believe firmly in cutting spending and not raising taxes and living within our means. We can't spend more than we take in."
  • Second Amendment
Excerpt: "The Second Amendment guarantees the citizens of the United States of America the right to bear arms. I support individual rights and the Constitution. The right to bear arms should always be protected."
  • National Defense
Excerpt: "I believe in a strong national defense that stands ready to defend against the enemies of freedom. I believe in peace through strength."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Education in this country is one of the fundamental ways to protect our future. We need to reduce Federal mandates and allow our local school systems the authority to make their own decisions with their resources."
  • Government Corruption
Excerpt: "In every office that I have held, I have always served the people with integrity. I will continue to do so in Washington. I will oppose all forms of government corruption and perform the job that the people sent me there to do."
  • Small Government
Excerpt: "Small government is an essential part of individual freedom. Government should not over-regulate your personal life or your business."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Government-run health care is a very dangerous and costly decision. We must band together and repeal this costly legislation so that our health care quality will not decrease. We need adequate and common sense health care to improve the affordability and maintain the quality of our health care system."
  • Abortion
Excerpt: "I am pro-life. Abortion is the ending of a human life, and we do not have the right to decide who lives and who dies. Government should never pay for any abortion to take place."

Elections

2014

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. Incumbent David Standridge was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[4][5][6][7]

2012

Special election

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

Standridge won the special election for District 34 of the Alabama House of Representatives. He faced Bill Burns, Mark Butler, Joe Hughes, Chris Latta and Jim Murphree in the Republican primary on October 23, 2012. No Democratic candidates filed. As no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters, Standridge and Chris Latta, faced off in a primary runoff on December 11, 2012, which Standridge won.[8]

The seat was vacant following Elwyn Thomas's (R) resignation effective August 31, 2012 in order to become executive director of the Alabama Manufactured Housing Commission.[9][10][11]

U.S. House

See also: Alabama's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

David Standridge 2012 campaign ad

Standridge ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Alabama's 6th District. He was defeated by incumbent Spencer Bachus in the Republican primary on March 13.[12]

U.S. House, Alabama District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSpencer Bachus Incumbent 58.5% 61,485
Scott Beason 27.4% 28,854
David Standridge 11.2% 11,728
Al Mickle 2.6% 2,781
Stan Pate 0.2% 190
Justin Barkley 0.1% 128
Total Votes 105,166

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign finance reports showing activity though late February show Standridge raised about $33,300 and loaned his campaign $8,000. Of this total, he spent $37,700 leaving him with $3,600.[13]

Personal

Standridge has been married to his wife Danna for 30 years. They are members of the Hayden First Baptish Church. Standridge and his wife have three children and four grandchildren.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Elwyn Thomas
Alabama House District 34
2012–present
Succeeded by
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