Henry Sanders

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Henry Sanders
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Alabama State Senate District 23
Incumbent
In office
1982-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 32
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1982
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
J.D.Harvard Law School
Personal
BirthdayOctober 28, 1942
Place of birthBaldwin County, AL
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Henry "Hank" Sanders (b. October 28, 1942) is a Democratic member of the Alabama State Senate, representing District 23. He was first elected in 1982.

Biography

Sanders received a Bachelor's degree from Talledega University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

Sanders served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:

Elections

2014

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. Incumbent Henry Sanders defeated Robert W. Green in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3][4]

Alabama State Senate, District 23 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHenry Sanders Incumbent 69.7% 22,991
Robert W. Green 30.3% 10,015
Total Votes 33,006

2010

See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Sanders won re-election to the 23rd District seat in 2010. He defeated Robert W. Green in the primary, receiving 19,427 votes to Green's 8,661. He then ran uncontested in the November 2 general election.[5][6]

Alabama State Senate, District 23 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Henry Sanders (D) 19,427
Robert W. Green (D) 8,661

2006

On November 7, 2006, Sanders won re-election to the 23rd District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, defeating opponent Bob Duke (R).[7]

Sanders raised $497,900 for his campaign, while Duke raised $5,950.[8]

Alabama State Senate, District 23 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Henry Sanders (D) 24,142
Bob Duke (R) 12,626

2002

On November 5, 2006, Sanders won re-election to the 23rd District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, defeating opponent Richard Motes (Lib).[9]

Sanders raised $316,856 for his campaign, while Motes raised $0.[10]

Alabama State Senate, District 23 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Henry Sanders (D) 26,361
Richard Motes (Lib) 10,882

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Sanders raised $374,695 in contributions.[11]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Education Association $50,000
Alabama Trial Lawyers Association $28,000
FGA PAC $27,500
Democratic Executive Committee $25,000

2006

In 2006, Sanders collected $497,900 in donations.[12]

His six largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Education Association $50,000
Poll PAC $25,000
JP PAC $20,000
FGA PAC $17,500
Alabama Trial Lawyers Association $17,500
TEL PAC $17,500

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Personal

Sanders and his wife, Rose, have three children. They currently live in Selma, Alabama.  

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Alabama State Senate District 23
1982–present
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