|Former candidate for|
|Alabama State Senate, District 17|
|J.D.||Samford University's Cumberland School of Law|
|Ph.D.||University of Connecticut|
Gear has a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut and her J.D. from Samford University's Cumberland School of Law. She is a Martindale Hubble AV Preeminent-rated Lawyer who serves the public servants of Birmingham and the rest of Alabama.
Gear's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
|“||Dr. Gear is running for the seat on a platform of bringing more jobs to Alabama through public/private partnerships and reviving the public's trust in their elected officials.||”|
- 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. Shay Shelnutt, Jim Murphree, Gayle Gear, Brett King, Adam Ritch, Joe Cochran, and Jim Roberts faced off in the Republican primary. Because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters - Shelnutt and King - met in a runoff election, which Shelnutt won. Shelnutt was unchallenged in the general election.
In 2014, Gear's endorsements included the following:
- John Garrison/ Garrison Steel Fabricators and Erectors
- Birmingham Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #1
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- Gayle Gear, "About," accessed May 1, 2014
- Gayle Gear, "Alabama," February 10, 2014
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- AL.com, "Alabama primary runoffs: Live results from select statewide races," July 15, 2014
- Alabama Democrats, "Qualified candidates for public office list," accessed February 25, 2014
- Alabama Republican Party, "State Senate," accessed February 25, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Democratic Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Republican Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
- Gear for Senate, "Endorsements," accessed May 1, 2014