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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Alabama State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Alabama State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Alabama State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Alabama State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 20 12
     Republican Party 15 22
     Independent 0 1
Total 35 35


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 26 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 7 incumbents lost, and thus 19 incumbents were re-elected to the Alabama State Senate.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 7 Democratic incumbents lost.
  • There will be 16 new senators sworn-in. Of those 16, 3 are Democrats and 13 are Republicans
  • Of the 35 seats up for election, 12 were won by Democrats, 22 by Republicans and 1 by an Independent.
  • 13 candidates were unopposed, 6 Democrats and 7 Republicans.
  • Only 1 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Alabama, nine incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 26 incumbents (74.3%) ran for re-election. Of these 26 incumbents, 7 were defeated. All 7 were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

Arthur Orr, first elected to the Alabama State Senate in 2006

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

Larry Means, first elected to the state senate in 1998, was defeated in 2010.

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Larry Means
Lowell BarronDemocraticAlabama State Senate District 8
Phil Poole
T.D. LittleDemocraticAlabama State Senate District 27
Tom ButlerDemocraticAlabama State Senate District 2
Wendell MitchellDemocraticAlabama State Senate District 30
Zebulon LittleDemocraticAlabama State Senate District 4

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:

Gerald Allen defeated incumbent Phil Poole in the general election.
CandidatePartyDistrict
Bill Holtzclaw
Bryan Taylor
Gerald Allen
Paul Bussman
Phil Williams, Alabama Senate
Shadrack McGill
Tom Whatley

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Alabama, 16 new senators will be sworn-in. Of those 16, 3 are Democrats and 13 are Republicans. In the 9 open seat contests, Republicans won 6 and Democrats 3. In total, Alabama elected 35 senators, 22 Republicans, 12 Democrats, and 1 Independent.

Newly elected senators

Billy Beasley was elected to the Alabama State Senate in 2010

The following are the newly-elected members of the Alabama State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Alabama State Senate:

Democratic

Harri Anne Smith was first elected to the senate in 1998 as a Republican. She was re-elected in 2010 as an Independent.

Republican

Independent

Competitiveness

Henry Sanders, one of the six unopposed Democratic senate candidates in 2010

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's nonpartisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Alabama, 12 candidates (24.0% of seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 12, 1 was a Democrat and 11 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Alabama, 1 (1.7%) of the 58 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate. She won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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Alabama State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Alabama House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Alabama House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 60 39
     Republican Party 43 66
     Vacancy 2 -
Total 105 105


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 87 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 15 incumbents lost, and thus 72 incumbents were re-elected to the Alabama House of Representatives.
  • One Republican incumbent lost in the general election, while 14 incumbent Democratic incumbents lost.
  • There will be 33 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 33, 8 are Democrats and 25 are Republicans
  • Of the 105 seats up for election, 42 were won by Democrats and 63 by Republicans.
  • 63 candidates were unopposed, 30 Democrats and 33 Republicans.
  • Only 8 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Alabama, 87 (82.9%) incumbents ran in the general election. Of these 87, 15 incumbent representatives were defeated. One was a Republican and 14 incumbents were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

  1. Alan Baker
  2. Alan Harper
  3. Allen Treadaway
  4. Alvin Holmes
  5. Arthur Payne
  6. Artis J. McCampbell
  7. Barbara Boyd, Alabama Representative
  8. Betty Carol Graham
  9. Blaine Galliher
  10. Butch Taylor
  11. Chad Fincher
  12. Charles Barrett Mask
  13. Charles Newton
  14. Christopher J. England
  15. Craig Ford
  16. David Grimes
  17. Demetrius Newton
  18. DuWayne Bridges
  19. Elaine Beech
  20. Elwyn Thomas
  21. George Bandy
  22. Greg Canfield
  23. Greg Wren
  24. Harry Shiver
  25. Henry White
  26. Howard Sanderford
  27. Jack Page
  28. Jack Williams
  29. James Buskey
  30. James C. Fields
  31. James Martin, Alabama Representative
  32. Jamie Ison
  33. Jay Love
  34. Jeffrey McLaughlin
  35. Jeremy Oden
  36. Jim Barton
  37. Jim McClendon
  38. Jody Letson
  39. Joe Faust
  40. John Knight
  41. John Robinson, Alabama Representative
  42. John Rogers, Alabama Representative
  43. Johnny Mack Morrow
  44. Joseph C. Mitchell
  45. K.L. Brown
  46. Ken Guin
  47. Laura Hall
  48. Lawrence McAdory
  49. Mac McCutcheon
  50. Marcel Black
  51. Mary Moore
  52. Mary Sue McClurkin
  53. Merika Coleman-Evans
  54. Micky Hammon
  55. Mike Ball (Alabama)
  56. Mike Curtis
  57. Mike Hill (Alabama)
  58. Mike Hubbard
  59. Oliver Robinson
  60. Owen Drake
  61. Patricia Todd
  62. Paul DeMarco
  63. Pebblin Warren
  64. Phil Williams (Alabama House of Representatives)
  65. Ralph Anthony Howard
  66. Randy Davis
  67. Randy Hinshaw
  68. Randy Wood
  69. Richard Laird
  70. Richard Lindsey
  71. Rod Scott
  72. Ronald Johnson
  73. Spencer Collier
  74. Steve Clouse
  75. Steve McMillan
  76. Terry Spicer
  77. Thad McClammy
  78. Thomas "Action" Jackson
  79. Todd Greeson
  80. Tommy Sherer
  81. Victor Gaston
  82. William Thigpen
  83. Yvonne Kennedy

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Betty Carol GrahamDemocraticAlabama House of Representatives District 81
Butch TaylorDemocraticAlabama House of Representatives District 22
David Grimes
Henry White
Jack PageDemocraticAlabama House of Representatives District 29
James C. Fields
James Martin, Alabama RepresentativeDemocraticAlabama House of Representatives District 42
Jeffrey McLaughlin
Jody Letson
Ken GuinDemocraticAlabama House of Representatives District 14
Mike Curtis
Randy HinshawDemocraticAlabama House of Representatives District 21
Terry SpicerDemocraticAlabama House of Representatives District 91
Tommy ShererDemocraticAlabama House of Representatives District 13
William ThigpenDemocraticAlabama House of Representatives District 16

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Barry Moore
Becky Nordgren
Bill Roberts (Alabama)
Dan Williams
Jim Patterson (Alabama)
Joseph Lister Hubbard
Ken Johnson
Kurt Wallace
Lynn Greer
Mac Buttram
Mark M. Tuggle
Richard Baughn
Wayne Johnson (Alabama)
Wes Long (Alabama)

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Alabama, 33 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 33, 8 are Democrats and 25 are Republicans. In the 18 open seat contests, Republicans won 11 and Democrats 7. In total, Alabama elected 105 representatives, 63 Republicans and 42 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Alabama House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Alabama House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

  1. Alan Baker
  2. Alan Harper
  3. Allen Farley
  4. Allen Treadaway
  5. April Weaver
  6. Arthur Payne
  7. Barry Moore
  8. Becky Nordgren
  9. Bill Poole
  10. Bill Roberts (Alabama)
  11. Blaine Galliher
  12. Chad Fincher
  13. Charles Barrett Mask
  14. Charles Newton
  15. Dan Williams
  16. Donnie Chesteen
  17. DuWayne Bridges
  18. Ed Henry
  19. Elwyn Thomas
  20. Greg Canfield
  21. Greg Wren
  22. Harry Shiver
  23. Howard Sanderford
  24. Jack Williams
  25. Jamie Ison
  26. Jay Love
  27. Jeremy Oden
  28. Jim Barton
  29. Jim McClendon
  30. Jim Patterson (Alabama)
  31. Joe Faust
  32. John Merrill
  33. K.L. Brown
  34. Ken Johnson
  35. Kerry Rich
  36. Kurt Wallace
  37. Lynn Greer
  38. Mac Buttram
  39. Mac McCutcheon
  40. Mark M. Tuggle
  41. Mary Sue McClurkin
  42. Micky Hammon
  43. Mike Ball (Alabama)
  44. Mike Hill (Alabama)
  45. Mike Hubbard
  46. Mike Jones, Jr.
  47. Owen Drake
  48. Paul Beckman
  49. Paul DeMarco
  50. Paul Lee
  51. Phil Williams (Alabama House of Representatives)
  52. Randy Davis
  53. Randy Wood
  54. Richard Baughn
  55. Ronald Johnson
  56. Spencer Collier
  57. Steve Clouse
  58. Steve McMillan
  59. Terri Collins
  60. Todd Greeson
  61. Victor Gaston
  62. Wayne Johnson (Alabama)
  63. Wes Long (Alabama)

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Alabama, 63 candidates (60% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 63, 30 were Democrats and 33 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In Alabama, 8 (5.2%) of the 155 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: