Isaac Whorton

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Isaac Whorton
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Alabama House of Representatives, District 38
Incumbent
In office
November 5, 2014 - Present
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sAuburn University
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Isaac Whorton is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 38. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Biography

Whorton has his own law practice.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

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

  • GUN RIGHTS:
  • "I firmly believe in the right to keep and bear arms. The right to keep and bear arms is an inherent individual right derived not from the U.S. Constitution, but from God and the laws of nature. Our Constitution does not “grant” the people the right to keep and bear arms, but rather plainly prohibits our governments from infringing on our God-given rights. As a State Representative, I will work to protect our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms against federal, state, and local governmental infringement."
  • EDUCATION:
  • "As the grandson of a principal of 30 years and the son of a teacher of 25 years, my family raised me to put education at the top of my priority list, right alongside God and family. Unfortunately, Alabama consistently ranks among the lowest in high school graduation rates. With today’s workplace being more technology-driven than ever before, we must encourage students to attain the necessary education and skills to find good jobs. This means not only reducing our high school dropout rate, but also increasing our state’s college attendance and graduation rates. By increasing the number of educated and skilled work-ready individuals in Alabama, we will continue to attract quality jobs to our area, thus increasing our tax base, productivity, and quality of life for all Alabamians."
  • LIMITED GOVERNMENT:
  • "I always like to tell people that I would be happy if the government would get out of my way and let me go to work and raise my family as I see fit. I believe, just as our Founding Fathers did, that we all have unalienable rights and that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are among those rights. I believe that our federal, state, and local governments should exist only to secure these rights. I understand that reasonable government regulation is required, but I also believe that some of our elected officials have forgotten what the word “reasonable” means. We must approach any government regulation of the free market with common sense and we must seek solutions that interfere as little as possible with the operation of the marketplace."
  • JOBS:
  • "I believe that we, on both the state level and the federal level, need to be working toward increasing our tax base instead of simply raising tax rates. Creating jobs should be our top priority in Alabama. The more jobs we create, the larger our tax base becomes and the less likely our tax rates will increase. As our economy grows, our tax base broadens and our governments receive revenue based not on a higher tax rate, but based on more tax payers."

TERM LIMITS:

  • "I believe that our state and federal governments are set up to be run by citizen legislators. As such, I believe that term limits should be enacted to provide a limit on how long a legislator may serve his or her district, and I would vote to enact such legislation. Either way, if elected, I will pledge to serve no more than two terms as State Representative."
  • LIFE:
  • "I believe in the sanctity of life from the moment life begins at conception. I oppose abortion."

Elections

2014

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. Isaac Whorton defeated Randy Price in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 38 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngIsaac Whorton 56.4% 2,578
Randy Price 43.6% 1,989
Total Votes 4,567

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Whorton's endorsements included the following:[7]

  • National Rifle Association

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Personal

Whorton and his wife, Macy, have three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
DuWayne Bridges (R)
Alabama House District 38
2014–present
Succeeded by
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