Kerry Rich

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Kerry Rich
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Alabama House of Representatives District 26
Incumbent
In office
November 3, 2010-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionManager, WJIA 88.5 FM
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Kerry Rich is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber on November 2, 2010.

Rich has served in the Alabama House of Representatives for two terms. He has also served as the legislative director for the governor for two and one half years.

Biography

Rich has worked as the owner and manager of various radio stations for 22 years. He currently manages WJIA 88.5 FM of Marshall County.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Regulations
  • Subcommittee on Services
  • Subcommittee on Consent Calendars

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Rich's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Illegal Immigration
Excerpt: "The Federal government has totally failed in its responsibility, especially in securing the border."
  • Jobs
Excerpt: "People run for office and tell people they are somehow going to wave a magic wand and suddenly create all these high paying jobs. That is simply untrue and it hurts the credibility and trust in government to make such outrageous claims."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I am a long time supporter of public education. A quality education is essential for creating jobs. In order to have a good education system that produces good students you must have good teachers."
  • Education Funding
Excerpt: "More and more people are coming to the conclusion that there must be reform in how education is funded. The problem we face is the huge fluctuation in revenues."
  • Ethics Reform
Excerpt: "The Alabama Ethics law has been a paper tiger in many respects. The Ethics Commission needs subpoena power. Without this it will continue to be a paper tiger."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "I have long recognized the importance of transportation to the growth of our economy. I have a very good record in this regard."
  • Pro Life
Excerpt: "I have a pro-life record. I have always voted pro-life and I have a record to prove it. Abortion is one of the issues where I strongly disagree with the Democrat party."
  • Agriculture
Excerpt: "Agriculture is vitally important to the economy of Sand Mountain. Most farmers don’t ask for special favors. However, they don’t want unnecessary taxes or undue government burdens placed on them."
  • Constitutional Revision
Excerpt: "I have long supported Constitutional Revision. "
  • Pac to Pac Transfers
Excerpt: "I will strongly support legislation that will STOP THIS NONSENSE. If I receive money from XYZ Pac it should be the law that I have to disclose where that money came from and who gave it to me."

Elections

2014

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 Kerry Rich defeated Ginger Fletcher in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 26 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKerry Rich Incumbent 54.4% 2,178
Ginger Fletcher 45.6% 1,829
Total Votes 4,007

2010

See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Rich defeated Nathan Broadhurst, Peggie Haney, Corey Ladun Hill, Tim Bollinger and Jeff Stone in the primary. He then defeated Randall White in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 26 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kerry Rich (R) 7,203
Randall White (D) 4,873
Alabama House of Representatives, District 26 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kerry Rich (R) 1,315
Green check mark transparent.png Tim Bollinger (R) 1,261
Corey Ladun Hill (R) 800
Jeff Stone (R) 777
Peggie Haney (R) 459
Nathan Broadhurst (R) 271
Alabama House of Representatives, District 26 Rep Primary Runoff (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kerry Rich (R) 2,597
Tim Bollinger (R) 2,394

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Rich raised $165,786 in contributions.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Republican Party $49,503
Alabama Association Of Realtors $17,691
Business Council Of Alabama $14,000
Friends Of Mike Hubbard $13,000
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations

Endorsements

In 2010, Rich's endorsements included the following:[9]

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express

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Political offices
Preceded by
Frank McDaniel
Alabama House District 26
2010–present
Succeeded by
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