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Blaine Galliher
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Alabama House of Representatives District 30
Former member
In office
1994-August 1, 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sJacksonville State University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1968-1971
Date of birthJanuary 13, 1949
Place of birthAbingdon, VA
ProfessionGadsden State Community College
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Office website
Personal website
Blaine Galliher was a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing the 30th District from 1994 until August 1, 2012, when he resigned to serve as Gov. Robert Bentley's Legislative Director.[1]


Galliher's professional experience includes working as the Director of Business and Industry Training at Gadsden State Community College and for Gulf States Steel. He served in the United States Army.

Galliher is a member of the C.I.T.Y. Program of Etowah County, Clark Smettzer Adult Education Center, Crosspoint Baptist Church, Gadsden-Etowah Chamber of Commerce, Rainbow City Lions Club, Etowah County Democratic Club, and the Saint Clair County Democratic Club.[2]

Committee assignments


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

  • Subcommittee on Environmental Issues
  • Subcommittee on Small Business and Labor, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Regulations
  • Subcommittee on Resolutions, Ranking Minority Member


Galliher 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.[3]

Presidential preference


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

Blaine Galliher endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [4]



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Galliher won re-election to the 30th District seat in 2010. He defeated Joel Lonnergan in the primary. He then defeated Wally Burns in the November 2 general election.[5][6]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 30 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Blaine Galliher (R) 10,979
Wally Burns (D) 4,153
Alabama House of Representatives, District 30 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Blaine Galliher (R) 4,995
Joel Lonnergan (R) 2,058


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Galliher was re-elected to the 30th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[7]

Galliher raised $90,950 for his campaign.[8]

State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations



Galliher was endorsed by:

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express[9]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Galliher raised $253,373 in contributions.[10]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Education Association $20,000
Business Council Of Alabama $14,000
Alabama Farmers Federation $12,638
Friends Of Mike Hubbard $11,800


In 2006, Galliher collected $90,950 in donations.

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

Contributor 2006 total
Steve Windom $6,000
CAN PAC $4,000
AL Credit Union League $3,500
IM PAC $3,500
AL Assoc of Realtors $3,000


Galliher has two children.

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Preceded by
Alabama House District 30
1994–August 1, 2012
Succeeded by
Mack Butler (R)