Harris Garner

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Harris Garner
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Former candidate for
Alabama State Senate, District 30
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
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Harris Garner was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 30 of the Alabama State Senate.


Garner's professional experience includes founding Garner Electric. He is also the president of the Millbrook Chamber of Commerce.[1]


Campaign themes


Garner's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Economic Development
“Ask anybody in the district what their top priority is and they’ll tell you jobs. As a small business owner, I know what jobs mean to our economy. While Alabama is going in the right direction, we have to keep working to make the business climate even better. Government has to get out of the way of small businesses.”
  • Roads and Traffic
“The morning drive to I-65 will turn a saint into a sinner. The congestion on feeder roads must be addressed. And we must improve our rural roads and bridges to move people and products through the district more safely and efficiently."
  • Fiscal Soundness
“Government should learn a lesson from the rest of us. If you don’t have it, you can’t spend it. Raising taxes and fees won’t be discussed as long as we watch every dollar of state spending. Allocation of dollars should be based on need rather than pork for some political insiders.”
  • Improving Education
“Our students have to be sufficiently prepared to take a job when they graduate, and our curriculum should reflect real needs in the work force. Parents should be more involved, and we must not let up on improving math, science and technology skills.”



See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Clyde Chambliss, Jr., Suzelle Josey, Harris Garner and Bill Harris faced off in the Republican primary. Because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the votes, the top two vote-getters - Chambliss and Garner - met in a runoff election, which Chambliss won.[3] Chambliss will face Bryan Morgan (I) in the general election.[4][5][6][7]

Alabama State Senate, District 30 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngClyde Chambliss, Jr. 49.9% 9,144
Green check mark transparent.pngHarris Garner 32% 5,862
Suzelle Josey 11.4% 2,096
Bill Harris 6.7% 1,224
Total Votes 18,326


Garner and his wife, Cathy, have four children and two grandchildren.[1]

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