Wes Long (Alabama)
|Alabama House of Representatives District 27|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||University of Alabama|
|Master's||University of Missouri School of Law|
|J.D.||University of Missouri School of Law|
|Place of birth||Guntersville, AL|
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.
Long served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
- Subcommittee on Regulations
- Subcommittee on Services
- Subcommittee on Appropriations
Wes Long (Alabama) endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election.
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.
|Alabama House of Representatives District 27, General Election, 2010|
|Alabama House of Representatives, District 27 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Wes Long (R)||4,497|
|Jimmy Helms (R)||2,308|
In 2010, Long raised $255,516 in contributions.
His four largest contributors were:
|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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- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
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- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Wes Long on Facebook
- Al Reporter, "Rep. Long Will Not Seek Re-election After Receiving Big Bucks From Hubbard/Riley PACs," accessed November 5, 2013
- "The Lake Side Post," "Wes Long announces he will not seek re-election," accessed November 4, 2013
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed July 18, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
Jeffrey McLaughlin (D)
|Alabama House District 27
| Succeeded by|
Will Ainsworth (R)