Howard Sanderford

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Howard Sanderford
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Alabama House of Representatives District 20
In office
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 27
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1988
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
AssociatesMeridian Junior College
Bachelor'sMississippi State University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Date of birthOctober 18, 1935
Place of birthMeridian, MS
ProfessionPresident, Computer Leasing Company, Inc.
Office website
Personal website
Howard Sanderford (b. October 18, 1935) is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 20, Madison County. He was first elected in 1988.


Sanderford is the president of the Computer Leasing Company, Incorporated. He previously worked for the IBM Corporation, and served as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps.

He is a member of the Alabama Board of Medical Scholarship Awards, Alabama Commission on Aerospace Sciences, Alabama Management Improvement Program, First Baptist Church, president of the Huntsville Rotary Club, and vice president of the Metropolitan Young Men's Christian Association Board.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Sanderford served on the following committees:

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
Boards, Agencies and Commissions, Chair
Constitution, Campaigns and Elections
Internal Affairs
Madison County Legislation
Technology and Research, Vice chair


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



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives 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. Incumbent Howard Sanderford was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4][5]


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sanderford won re-election to the 20th District Seat in 2010. He defeated David Pinkleton and Frances Taylor in the primary. He faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 20 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Howard Sanderford (R) 5,725
David Pinkleton (R) 2,386
Frances Taylor (R) 1,927


On November 7, 2006, Sanderford was re-elected to the 20th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, running unopposed.[8]

Sanderford raised $43,108 for his campaign.[9]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Sanderford raised $94,244 in contributions.[10]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Farmers Federation $9,317
Business Council Of Alabama $7,500
Republicans For The Future $7,500
Alabama Forestry Association $5,000
Alabama Association Of Nurse Anesthetists $5,000


In 2006, Sanderford collected $43,108 in donations.

Below are Sanderford's top five campaign contributors in the 2006 election:[11]

Contributor 2006 total
Business Council of AL $2,500
AL Assoc of Realtors $2,000
AL Associated General Contractors $2,000
Medical Assoc of the State of AL $1,500
Sound Economy PAC $1,500


Sanderford and his wife, Dot, have three children.


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