Jerry L. Fielding
|Jerry L. Fielding|
|Alabama State Senate District 11|
|November 3, 2010-November 5, 2014|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|J.D.||Thomas Jones School of Law|
|Date of birth||May 9, 1947|
|Place of birth||Coosa County, AL|
Fielding was elected as a Democrat, but officially switched political parties on October 4, 2012. Fielding said the political landscape has changed for conservative Democrats and they can no longer run as "Alabama Democrats." "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."
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.
Fielding served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
- Banking and Insurance Committee
- Confirmations Committee
- Job Creation and Economic Development Committee
- Judiciary Committee
- Local Legislation No. 1 Committee
Fielding's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- 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. McClendon then defeated Crumpton in the general election on November 4, 2014.
|Alabama State Senate District 11, General Election, 2014|
|Alabama State Senate, District 11 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Jerry L. Fielding Incumbent||37.3%||5,637|
- See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010
|Alabama State Senate, District 11 General election (2010)|
|Jerry L. Fielding (D)||19,929|
|Ray Robbins (R)||17,323|
In 2010, Fielding raised $621,876 in contributions.
His five largest contributors were:
|Tennessee Valley Citizens For Economic Development||$206,834|
|Progress for Alabama||$139,227|
|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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- Campaign contributions: 2010
- NECN.com, "Alabama Sen. Jerry Fielding switches to GOP" accessed October 5, 2012 (dead link)
- Jerry Fielding's campaign website, On the issues (Archived)
- Alabama Democrats, "Qualified candidates for public office list," accessed February 25, 2014
- Alabama Republican Party, "State Senate," accessed February 25, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Democratic Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Republican Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
- AL.com, "Alabama 2014 general election: Results for statewide and congressional races," November 4, 2014
- 'Alabama Secretary of State, "Election Information" accessed November 26, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed July 18, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
|Alabama State Senate District 11
| Succeeded by|
Jim McClendon (R)