Steve Hurst

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Steve Hurst
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Alabama House of Representatives District 35
In office
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 17
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
High schoolTalladega High School
ProfessionGeorgia Pacific Corporation
Office website
Campaign website
Steve Hurst is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 35, Etowah and Talladega counties. He was first elected in 1998.

Hurst switched parties from Democrat to Republican following the November 2, 2010 election, giving Republicans a supermajority in the Alabama House.[1]


Hurst currently works with the Georgia Pacific Corporation.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Hurst served on the following committees:

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
Boards, Agencies and Commissions
County and Municipal Government


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


Hurst did not provide answers to the Alabama State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]



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 Steve Hurst defeated Steven M. Dean in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election. Stephanie Engle withdrew before the Democratic primary.[3][4][5][6]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 35 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Hurst Incumbent 60.5% 3,558
Steven M. Dean 39.5% 2,325
Total Votes 5,883


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hurst won re-election to the 35th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Steven M. Dean in the November 2 general election.[7]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 35 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Hurst (D) 6,722
Steven M. Dean (R) 6,295


On November 7, 2006, Hurst was re-elected to the 35th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, defeating opponent Lonnie C. Robinson (R).[8]

Hurst raised $106,009 for his campaign, while Robinson raised $0.[9]

Alabama State House, District 35 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Hurst (D) 7,574
Lonnie C. Robinson (R) 3,166

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Hurst raised $172,662 in contributions.[10]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alliance For Conservative Leadership $50,000
Business Council Of Alabama $11,000
Alabama Education Association $9,778
Alabama Farmers Federation $8,834


In 2006, Hurst collected $106,009 in donations.

Below are Hurst's top five campaign contributors in the 2006 election:[11]

Contributor 2006 total
AL Farmers Federation $17,563
Seth Hammett Campaign $14,500
AL Education Assoc $10,000
Steve Hurst $6,283
AL Trial Lawyers Assoc $5,000

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Steve Hurst endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [12]


Hurst is a member of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce and Talladega County Chamber of Commerce.[13]


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Hurst and his wife Linda have three children.

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Preceded by
Alabama House District 35
Succeeded by