Jerry L. Fielding

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Jerry L. Fielding
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Alabama State Senate District 11
Former member
In office
November 3, 2010-November 5, 2014
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
J.D.Thomas Jones School of Law
Date of birthMay 9, 1947
Place of birthCoosa County, AL
ProfessionCity Attorney
Jerry L. Fielding (b. May 9, 1947) is a former Republican member of the Alabama State Senate, representing District 11 from 2010 to 2014.

Fielding was elected as a Democrat, but officially switched political parties on October 4, 2012.[1] Fielding said the political landscape has changed for conservative Democrats and they can no longer run as "Alabama Democrats."[1] "For a long time, us Southern Democrats could disassociate ourselves from those liberal things that happened in Washington, D.C., and other places. The election of 2010 stopped all that. People now believe if you are a Democrat, you are the same here as you are in Washington, D.C."[1]


Fielding worked for Avondale Mills from 1966 to 1974 while attending college and law school. He then worked as partner of the firm of Bell, Lang, Bell and Fielding from 1974 to 1978. For the next 26 years, Fielding served as a district and circuit judge. He is currently employed as an attorney.

Committee assignments


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


Campaign themes


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

  • Job creation
  • Eliminating the grocery tax
  • Increased funding for K-12
  • No new taxes



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. Ron Crumpton was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jim McClendon defeated incumbent Jerry L. Fielding in the Republican primary.[3][4][5][6] McClendon then defeated Crumpton in the general election on November 4, 2014.[7][8]

Alabama State Senate District 11, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim McClendon 77.6% 24,318
     Democratic Ron Crumpton 22.3% 6,981
     NA Write-In 0.1% 31
Total Votes 31,330

Alabama State Senate, District 11 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim McClendon 62.7% 9,458
Jerry L. Fielding Incumbent 37.3% 5,637
Total Votes 15,095


See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Fielding defeated Ray Robbins (D) in the November 2 general election.[9]

Alabama State Senate, District 11 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jerry L. Fielding (D) 19,929
Ray Robbins (R) 17,323

Campaign donors


In 2010, Fielding raised $621,876 in contributions.[10]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Tennessee Valley Citizens For Economic Development $206,834
Progress for Alabama $139,227
Senate Majority $105,649
Senate Majority PAC $21,537
Alabama Association for Justice $20,000


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Fielding and his wife, Libby Fielding, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Preuitt
Alabama State Senate District 11
Succeeded by
Jim McClendon (R)