|Alabama House of Representatives District 53|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||Wilberforce University, 1949|
|J.D.||Boston University, 1952|
|Birthday||March 15, 1928|
|Place of birth||Fairfield, AL|
Newton worked as a private practice attorney, as well as an attorney for the city of Birmingham. He worked as a judge for the city of Brownville from 1972 to 1978 and served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954.
Newton served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
- Subcommittee on Constitutional Issues
- County and Municipal Government Committee, Alabama House of Representatives, Ranking Minority Member
- Subcommittee on Government Regulations (County and Municipal Government)
|Alabama House of Representatives, District 53 Democratic Primary (2010)|
|Demetrius Newton (D)||2,377|
|Anthony Johnson (D)||963|
Newton raised $71,620 for his campaign.
In 2010, Newton raised $100,992 in contributions.
His four largest contributors were:
|Alabama Education Association||$15,392|
|Alabama Optometric Association||$10,000|
In 2006, Newton collected $71,620 in donations.
Below are Newton's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:
|AL Education Assoc||$10,000|
|AL Assoc of Realtors||$5,000|
|Seth Hammett Campaign||$5,000|
|AL State Employees Assoc||$3,500|
Newton was divorced and had two children.
Newton was a member of 101 Black Men, Alabama Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Mount Olive Baptist Church, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Bar Association, Vulcan Gold Club, 33rd Degree Masons and the American Legion.
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- Alabama Legislature - Demetrius Newton
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Jefferson County Democrats
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2002, 1998
- Demetrius Newton on Facebook
- "Al.com," "Rep. Demetrius Newton, first black pro tem in Alabama House, has died (updated)," Accessed September 11, 2013
- "Al.com," "Ala. representative Demetrius Newton passes away," Accessed September 11, 2013
- Democratic primary results and runoff candidates
- Statewide general election results (Archived), accessed December 13, 2013
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2006 election results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Alabama House spending, 2006
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2006 Campaign contributions
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Newton
|Alabama House District 53
| Succeeded by|
Anthony "Alann" Johnson (D)
State of Alabama
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