Reese McKinney

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Reese McKinney
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Alabama Secretary of State
Former Candidate
High schoolSidney Lanier High School
Associate'sMarion Military Institute
Bachelor'sHuntingdon College
OtherNew School University
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Reese McKinney was a Republican candidate for Alabama Secretary of State in the 2014 elections. McKinney is a former probate judge for Montgomery County, Alabama.[1]


McKinney first became involved in politics when he served as an administrative assistant to Emory Folmar, Mayor of Montgomery, Alabama. In 1998, he became the probate judge for Montgomery, Alabama. He was elected to a full six-year term in November 2000. He was re-elected in 2006.[2] After serving for 15 years, McKinney lost re-election to Democrat Steven Reed.[3]





See also: Alabama secretary of state election, 2014

McKinney ran for election to the office of Alabama Secretary of State. McKinney lost the Republican nomination to John Merrill in the primary runoff on July 15, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


Alabama Secretary of State, Republican Primary Runoff, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Reese McKinney 46.9% 95,808
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Merrill 53.1% 108,664
Total Votes 204,472
Election Results Via:abc News. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


Alabama Secretary of State Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngReese McKinney 38.4% 139,763
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Merrill 39.6% 143,960
James Perdue 22% 80,050
Total Votes 363,773
Election Results Via:Alabama Secretary of State.


McKinney lost his bid for re-election as probate judge for Montgomery County, Alabama to Democrat Steven Reed in 2012.[4]


McKinney was re-elected as probate judge for Montgomery County, Alabama in 2006.[2]


McKinney was first elected to a full-term as probate judge for Montgomery County, Alabama in 2000.[2]


McKinney and his wife, the former Beverly Gordy, have three daughters - Beth, Cathryn and Rebecca - and ten grandchildren. They attend Trinity Presbyterian Church.

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