Joseph Lister Hubbard

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Joseph Lister Hubbard
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Alabama House of Representatives District 73
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
J.D.Cumberland School of Law
Place of birthMontgomery, AL
Campaign website
Joseph Lister Hubbard is a former Democratic member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 73 from 2010 to 2014.

Hubbard ran for Attorney General of Alabama in the 2014 elections. He was unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the June 3 primary and faced Republican incumbent Luther Strange in the general election on November 4, 2014.[1][2] Joseph Lister Hubbard lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Hubbard graduated from Huntingdon College. He went on to receive his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law. He then served as a law clerk for Justice Champ Lyons of the Alabama Supreme Court. Hubbard then began practicing law in Montgomery. He is currently employed with Webb & Eley. He has also served as a legislative analyst for the Alabama House of Representatives' Public Safety Committee.

Committee assignments


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

  • Subcommittee on Agency and Commission Issues
  • Subcommittee on Professional Qualifications
  • Subcommittee on Regulations (Economic Development and Tourism)


Campaign themes


In 2010, Hubbard's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "We will work with our Mayor, City Council, and County Commission to find new ways to bring quality, sustainable jobs to Montgomery; we must support and nurture the small businesses that are an integral part of the local economy. "
  • Education
Excerpt: "If we all take ownership of Montgomery’s school system, we will all see the benefits, through a highly trained workforce, highly educated individuals who embrace the idea of lifetime learning, and property values that reflect a top tier school system. "
  • Ethics Reform
Excerpt: "We must disclose all business that is conducted in the Statehouse, including opening the ‘closed door’ attitude where king–makers work without the knowledge of the public."



See also: Alabama attorney general election, 2014

Hubbard ran for Attorney General of Alabama. He was uncontested for the Democratic nomination in the June 3 primary. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


Attorney General of Alabama, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLuther Strange Incumbent 58.4% 681,973
     Democratic Joseph Lister Hubbard 41.4% 483,771
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.2% 2,157
Total Votes 1,167,901
Election Results via Alabama Secretary of State.

Race background

Mike Hubbard indictment

The October 20 indictment of Alabama State House Speaker Mike Hubbard (R) on ethics charges fanned the flames of the 2014 attorney general race. Attorney General Luther Strange (R) appointed special prosecutor Van Jones in 2013 to oversee a grand jury investigation of Hubbard, who was accused of using his office for personal gain. Hubbard's indictment on 23 charges drew the attention of Strange's 2014 opponent, Joseph Lister Hubbard (D), who noted that deputy attorney general Sonny Reagan was suspended for allegedly tampering with the investigation.[4]

Joe Hubbard, who is not related to Mike Hubbard, also accused Strange of allowing government corruption to go unchecked during his time in office. The Democratic candidate suggested that Strange spent more time worrying about illegal gambling in the state rather than more serious crimes. Strange's campaign spokesperson, Mike Lewis, countered that the attorney general was proactive in corruption cases as demonstrated in the Mike Hubbard case. Lewis also accused of Joe Hubbard of being a "parrot of big casino bosses," pointing to campaign contributions from the Poarch Creek tribe.[4]


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hubbard was uncontested in the June 1 primary. He defeated incumbent Republican David Grimes in the November 2 general election.[5]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 73 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Lister Hubbard (D) 8,137
David Grimes (R) 7,825

Campaign donors


In 2010, Hubbard raised $247,289 in contributions.[6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Democratic State Executive Cmte $27,250
Alabama Education Association $24,353
Alabama State Democratic Executive Cmte $20,000
Sempra Energy $20,000


Hubbard and his wife, Ashley, have one child.


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Political offices
Preceded by
David Grimes
Alabama House District 73
Succeeded by
Matt Fridy (R)