James Buskey

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James Buskey
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Alabama House of Representatives District 99
In office
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 39
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1976
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sAlabama State University
Master'sUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
OtherEdS, University of Colorado, Boulder
Date of birthApril 10, 1937
Place of birthGreenville, AL
ProfessionOrganizer, Commonwealth National Bank
Office website
James E. Buskey (b. April 10, 1937) is a Democratic member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 99, Mobile County. He was first elected in 1976. Buskey did not seek re-election in 2014.


Buskey professional experience includes working as an organizer at Commonwealth National Bank and director of the Franklin Memorial Clinic. He previously served as principal of E.S. Chestang Middle School, assistant principal at LeFlore High School and assistant principal at Williamson High School.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
County and Municipal Government, Ranking member
Mobile County Legislation, Vice chair
Rules, Ranking member
Ways and Means Education, Ranking member


Buskey 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 James Buskey defeated Henry Haseeb in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3][4]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 99 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Buskey Incumbent 72.7% 2,301
Henry Haseeb 27.3% 865
Total Votes 3,166


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Buskey won re-election to the 99th District seat in 2010. He defeated Henry Haseeb in the primary. He then ran uncontested in the November 2 general election.[5][6]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 99 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Buskey (D) 8,554
Rashawn Figures (I) 1,800
Alabama House of Representatives, District 99 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Buskey (D) 2,952
Henry Haseeb (D) 996


On November 7, 2006, Buskey was re-elected to the 99th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[7]

Buskey raised $77,749 for his campaign.[8]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Buskey raised $129,584 in contributions.[9]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Education Association $15,000
Alabama Trial Lawyers Association $7,500
Alabama Farmers Federation $7,368
Business Council Of Alabama $6,000


In 2006, Buskey collected $77,749 in donations.

Below are Buskey's top five campaign contributors in the 2006 election:[10]

Contributor 2006 total
AL Education Assoc $10,000
FGA PAC $8,000
Seth Hammett Campaign $5,000
AL Trial Lawyers Assoc $3,000
Milton E McGregor $3,000


Buskey has a wife, Virginia.

Buskey is a member of Aimwell Baptist Church, Alabama Democratic Conference, Alabama State Education Association, National Education Association and Omega Psi Phi.[11]


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Preceded by
Alabama House District 99
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