Merritt Carothers

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Merritt Carothers
Candidate for
Alabama House of Representatives, District 86

Political party Democratic
Profession Weapons System Technician
Merritt Carothers was a Democratic candidate for District 86 of the Alabama House of Representatives. The primary election was on June 1, 2010, and the general election was on November 2, 2010.[1]


Carothers attended Wallace Community College and Troy University. He then graduated from Alabama Military Academy. He served in the Alabama National Guard for 20 years as a Tank Commander/Platoon Sergeant.

Carothers is currently employed for Army Fleet Support at Fort Rucker and has been for the past 25 years. He is a weapons system technician and works on attack helicopters. He also currently serves on the Taylor Town Council.


Campaign themes


Carother's website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Creating New Jobs
  • Improving Education
  • Better Roads
  • Better Healthcare
  • A Local Voice



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Carothers was defeated in the November 2 general election by Paul Lee (R).[3]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 86 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Lee (R) 9,159
Merritt Carothers (D) 6,623


Carothers and his wife, Paula, have two children.

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