Horace Clemmons

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Horace Clemmons
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Former candidate for
Alabama State Senate, District 8
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Horace Clemmons was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 8 of the Alabama State Senate.


Clemmons's professional experience includes working for IBM from 1965 to 1983. He served as Jackson County District 4 Commissioner from 2008 to 2012. During that time, he donated his salary to Senior Centers, Volunteer Fire Department and Education.[1]


Campaign themes


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

  • Education
Excerpt: "Education is the key to our future. If we fail to understand the importance of education in a global economy, if we do not fund education at much higher levels and return control to our educators, we leave our children and grandchildren without a future."
  • Jobs
Excerpt: "We will meet the challenge of creating more and better jobs in our area by harnessing our considerable assets. Our greatest strengths include our people, rivers, streams, mountains, plants and wildlife, TVA, and proximity to Huntsville and Chattanooga. The diversity of Northeast Alabama makes it unique in our state, maybe even the nation. By highlighting our natural, human, and industrial/business resources, we can bring in established companies from outside of the state and encourage local residents to build new businesses."
  • Leadership
Excerpt: "Having served under great leadership in the USMC, in Vietnam, and having founded and built a business to over 400 people in seven countries, I have developed the leadership skills that will allow us to establish a better future for our District."
  • District 8
Excerpt: "We need a multifaceted approach to Economic Development that is built around attracting a diverse set of industries. This will ensure that we build an economy that can weather change in fluctuating times. Our key resources in Senate District 8 are our people, rivers, streams, mountains, plant and animal species, TVA, and proximity to Huntsville and Chattanooga. I advocate a plan that includes bringing manufacturing, agriculture, tourist industry, high technology (intellect-based jobs), and retirement communities to our area."



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. Horace Clemmons defeated Randy Bruce Money in the Democratic primary. Steve Livingston defeated Todd Greeson in the Republican primary.[3][4][5][6] Livingston then defeated Clemmons in the general election on November 4, 2014.[7]

Alabama State Senate District 8, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Livingston 72.2% 24,332
     Democratic Horace Clemmons 27.6% 9,322
     NA Write-In 0.2% 64
Total Votes 33,718

Alabama State Senate, District 8 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHorace Clemmons 57.1% 2,011
Randy Bruce Money 42.9% 1,509
Total Votes 3,520
Alabama State Senate, District 8 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Livingston 55.6% 6,615
Todd Greeson 44.4% 5,281
Total Votes 11,896


Clemmons and his wife, Elizabeth, have lived in Jackson County since 1999.[1]

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