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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
2010-2014
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama
Master'sUniversity of Missouri School of Law
J.D.University of Missouri School of Law
Personal
Place of birthGuntersville, AL
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionChristian
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
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]

Biography

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

2011-2012

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

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

2010

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

Elections

2014

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]

2010

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

2010

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

Personal

Long and his wife, Jordana, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeffrey McLaughlin (D)
Alabama House District 27
2010–2014
Succeeded by
Will Ainsworth (R)