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Wes Long (Alabama)

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Wes Long
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Alabama House of Representatives District 27
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama
Master'sUniversity of Missouri School of Law
J.D.University of Missouri School of Law
Place of birthGuntersville, AL
Campaign website
Wes Long is a former Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 27 from 2010 to 2014. Citing family considerations, Long did not seek re-election in 2014.[1][2]


Long earned his B.S. in Finance from the University of Alabama and his M.B.A. from the University of Missouri.

He served on the Board of the Marshall County Renter's Association.

Committee assignments


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

  • Subcommittee on Regulations
  • Subcommittee on Services
  • Subcommittee on Appropriations


Presidential preference


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

Wes Long (Alabama) endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election.

Campaign themes


Long's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Reopen Alabama for Business
  • Support our Small Businesses
  • Get Government's Fiscal House in Order
  • Invest in Alabama's Future



Long announced on Nov. 4, 2013 that he would not be seeking re-election to House District 27 in 2014. Although Long cited family considerations as his motivation for stepping away from public service, the decision has left some with questions, according to media reports. In the weeks prior to his announcement, Long received large donations for his re-election campaign from Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard and former Governor Bob Riley. The one-term legislator also spent nearly $1,000 in advertising in October.[1][2]


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Long defeated Jimmy Helms in the June 1 Republican primary. He then defeated Jeffrey McLaughlin (D) in the November 2 general election.[3]

Alabama House of Representatives District 27, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWes Long 53.3% 8,238
     Democratic Jeffrey McLaughlin 46.7% 7,225
Total Votes 15,463
Alabama House of Representatives, District 27 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Wes Long (R) 4,497
Jimmy Helms (R) 2,308

Campaign donors


In 2010, Long raised $255,516 in contributions.[4]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Republican Party $76,245
Alabama Farmers Federation $37,454
Business Council Of Alabama $31,000
Alabama Association Of Realtors $10,174


Long and his wife, Jordana, have two children.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeffrey McLaughlin (D)
Alabama House District 27
Succeeded by
Will Ainsworth (R)