Roger Bedford

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Roger Bedford
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Alabama State Senate, District 6
Former member
In office
November 3, 2010-November 5, 2014
Senate Minority Leader
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama, 1978
J.D.Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, 1981
Date of birthJuly 2, 1956
Place of birthFort Belvadere, VA
Office website
Roger H. Bedford, Jr. is a former Democratic member of the Alabama State Senate, representing District 6 from 1994 to 2014.

Bedford served as Minority Leader from 2011 to 2013. He served in the Alabama State Senate from 1982 to 1990. He was a candidate for United States Senate in 1996.


Bedford received a B.A. at the University of Alabama, and a law degree from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University.[1]

Committee assignments


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



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. Incumbent Roger Bedford, Jr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jerry Mays was unopposed in the Republican primary. Larry Stutts (R) was selected to replace Mays on March 20, 2014.[2][3][4][5][6] Larry Stutts then faced Roger Bedford, Jr. in the general election on November 4, 2014. According to unofficial results, Stutts defeated Bedford by 60 votes; although Bedford conceded the election, the result was close enough to trigger a recount.[7][8] The certified general election results declared Stutts the winner over Bedford.[9]

Alabama State Senate District 6, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Stutts 50.1% 17,641
     Democratic Roger Bedford, Jr. Incumbent 49.9% 17,574
     NA Write-In 0.1% 27
Total Votes 35,242


See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Bedford ran for re-election to the 6th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Jim Bonner in the November 2 general election.[10]

Alabama State Senate, District 6 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Bedford (D) 20,452
Jim Bonner (R) 17,816


On November 7, 2006, Bedford won re-election to the 6th District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, running unopposed.[11]

Bedford raised $1,049,529 for his campaign.[12]


On November 5, 2006, Bedford won re-election to the 6th District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, defeating opponent Betty Frazier (R).[13]

Bedford raised $893,292 for his campaign, while Frazier raised $25,307.[14]

Alabama State Senate, District 6 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Bedford (D) 23,486
Betty Frazier (R) 15,205

Campaign donors


In 2010, Bedford raised $1,086,969 in contributions.[15]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
State Democratic Executive Cmte $56,750
Alabama Education Association $50,000
Tennessee Valley Citizens For Economic Development $43,842
Alabamians For Free Enterprises $26,000
Senate Majority Pac $26,000


In 2006, Bedford collected $1,049,529 in donations.[16]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Roger H. Bedford $77,541
Alabama Education Association $72,000
Jim Folsom Jr Campaign $50,000
Environmental Campaign Fund $35,500
Fund For Alabamas Children & Education $33,500


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Bedford and wife, Maudie, have one child. They currently live in Russellville, Alabama.

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Preceded by
Alabama State Senate District 6
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Alabama State Senate District 6
Succeeded by
Larry Stutts (R)