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Joe Cochran

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Joe Cochran
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Former candidate for
Alabama State Senate, District 17
High schoolFultondale High School
Date of birthJanuary 15, 1964
Campaign website
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Joe Cochran was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 17 of the Alabama State Senate.


Cochran's professional experience includes working for NCP solutions since 1986.[1]


Campaign themes


Cochran's website highlighted the following themes:[2]

  • Pro-Traditional Marriage
  • Pro-Life ~ Right to Life
  • Pro-Religious Freedom ~ The Very Foundation of Our Country
  • Pro-Comprehensive Immigration Reforms
  • Repeal the Healthcare Act: Obamacare ~ As Ronald Reagan said, "Government is not the solution to the problem, government is the problem."
  • Improve roads and infrastructure upgrades
  • Improve Education System ~ Excellence in schools and will work to secure the best funding possible for our schools
  • Job Creation ~ Bring good paying jobs to our district through incentives with the Alabama Department of Commerce and the Governor's office to recruit companies to our district



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. Shay Shelnutt, Jim Murphree, Gayle Gear, Brett King, Adam Ritch, Joe Cochran, and Jim Roberts faced off in the Republican primary. Because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters - Shelnutt and King - met in a runoff election, which Shelnutt won.[3] Shelnutt was unchallenged in the general election.[4][5][6][7]

Alabama State Senate, District 17 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShay Shelnutt 34.3% 7,480
Green check mark transparent.pngBrett King 30.1% 6,574
Jim Murphree 9.6% 2,084
Gayle Gear 8.1% 1,759
Jim Roberts 7.8% 1,698
Joe Cochran 6.7% 1,467
Adam Ritch 3.4% 745
Total Votes 21,807


Cochran and his wife, June, have a daughter.[1]

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