Larry Means

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Larry Means
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Former candidate for
Alabama State Senate, District 10
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alabama State Senate District 10
Campaign website
Larry Means was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 10 of the Alabama State Senate.

Means was a member of the Alabama State Senate, representing District 10 from 1998 to 2010. He also served on the city council of Attalla, Alabama from 1976 to 1980 and 1984 to 1988 and was the mayor of Attalla, Alabama from 1992 to 1998.


Mean earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Jacksonville State University.

Committee assignments

Means formerly served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Means' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Bringing the District Back to the People

  • Excerpt: "Larry is proud of his service to the people of this district. He will continue to listen to you and we will work together with him, just as we always have!"

Jobs and The Economy

  • Excerpt: "Larry knows good paying jobs are key to strengthening our communities and building our economy."

Support for Public Education

  • Excerpt: "Larry Means believes in public education and is willing to fight for it. Larry knows that to grow jobs here and make our communities strong, our children and teachers must have the tools they need. Our children must be prepared to compete for jobs in a worldwide marketplace."

Law and Order

  • Excerpt: "With Larry Means in the Senate, we can be confident that he’s working hard everyday to keep our community safe and attractive to new businesses and a welcoming place for people to live and raise their families."



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. Larry Means was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Phil Williams was unopposed in the Republican primary.[2][3][4][5] Williams then defeated Means in the general election on November 4, 2014.[6]

Alabama State Senate District 10, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Williams Incumbent 52% 17,967
     Democratic Larry Means 47.9% 16,530
     NA Write-In 0.1% 45
Total Votes 34,542


See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Means ran for re-election to the 10th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He was defeated by Phil Williams (R) in the November 2 general election.[7]

Alabama State Senate, District 10 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Phil Williams (R) 20,249
Larry Means (D) 17,459


See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Means won re-election to the 10th District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, unopposed.[8]

Means raised $491,364 for his campaign.[9]


See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2002

On November 5, 2002, Means won re-election to the 10th District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, defeating opponent David L. Williams (R).[10]

Means raised $425,536 for his campaign, while Williams raised $0.[11]

Alabama State Senate, District 10 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Means (D) 24,702
David L. Williams (R) 11,670

Campaign donors


In 2006, Means collected $491,364 in donations.[12]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Larry Means $88,679
Alabama Education Association $50,000
Medical Association of the State of Alabama $25,000
Alabama Road Builders Association $25,000
2006 PAC $13,000


Means and his wife, Karen, have two children and reside in Attalla, Alabama.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alabama State Senate District 10
Succeeded by
Phil Williams