Burton LeFlore

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Burton LeFlore
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Alabama, District 1
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolJohn L. LeFlore High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Alabama
J.D.Florida State University College of Law
Burton LeFlore was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Alabama.[1] Burton LeFlore lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

LeFlore was a 2013 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Alabama.[2][3] He was defeated by Bradley Byrne (R) in the general election on December 17, 2013.[4]

LeFlore was also 2013 Independent candidate in the special election for District 97 of the Alabama House of Representatives.

LeFlore is in real estate and is the grandson of John LeFlore, a noted civil rights leader in Alabama.[5]

Biography

LeFlore attended St. Paul’s Episcopal School and graduated high school at John L. LeFlore High School. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of South Alabama and later completed his law degree at the Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, Florida.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: Alabama's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

LeFlore ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Alabama's 1st District. LeFlore won the Democratic nomination unopposed in the primary on June 3, 2014. LeFlore was defeated by incumbent Bradley Byrne (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[7]

U.S. House, Alabama District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBradley Byrne Incumbent 68.2% 103,758
     Democratic Burton LeFlore 31.7% 48,278
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 198
Total Votes 152,234
Source: Alabama Secretary of State

2013

Congress

See also: Alabama's 1st Congressional District special election, 2013

LeFlore ran for the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Alabama. He defeated Lula Albert-Kaigler in the Democratic primary on September 24, 2013.[3] He was defeated by Bradley Byrne (R) in the general election on December 17, 2013.[8]

The election was held to replace Jo Bonner, who announced his resignation on May 23, 2013, in order to take a position as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.[9][10]

In a press released on August 21, 2013, LeFlore said, “I believe all of the citizens of Alabama US District 01 want new industry and want to protect our natural resources. I believe all of the citizens of South Alabama want to see every child get a quality education. However, we have to rise to the occasion of bringing about change in southern Alabama.”[11]

U.S. House, Alabama District 1 Special Democratic Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBurton LeFlore 70.2% 3,129
Lula Albert-Kaigler 29.8% 1,328
Total Votes 4,457
Source: Unofficial results via Associated Press[12]

State legislature

See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

LeFlore ran in a special election for Alabama House of Representatives District 97. The seat was vacant due to Yvonne Kennedy's (D) death on December 8, 2012. LeFlore was defeated by Adline C. Clarke (D) in the special election on May 21, 2013.[13][14]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 97, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdline C. Clarke 89.8% 1,270
     Independent David Blunt 2.8% 40
     Independent Burton LeFlore 7.4% 104
Total Votes 1,414

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are LeFlore's reports.

Burton LeFlore (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[15]December 16, 2013$1,304$8,781$(9,899)$185
Year-End[16]March 18, 2014$185$8,781$(9,899)$185
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$185$3,775$(3,480)$295
Pre-Primary[18]May 22, 2014$295$0$(0)$295
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2014$295$1,270$(0)$1,365
Running totals
$22,607$(23,278)

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References

  1. Alabama Secretary of State, "Democratic Party candidates," accessed April 4, 2014
  2. Yellow Hammer News, "Is Burton LeFlore the Democrats’ pick in AL-01?" accessed August 7, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 Miami Herald, "9 Democratics, 2 Democrats to run in US House race," accessed August 6, 2013 (dead link)
  4. Associated Press, "December 17, 2013, Results," accessed December 17, 2013
  5. Southern Political Report, "Alabama: 1st District Special Election Crowded," accessed August 21, 2013
  6. AL.com, "Democrat Burton LeFlore launches bid for AL-01 congressional seat," accessed September 2, 2013
  7. The Huffington Post, "Election 2014," November 4, 2014
  8. Associated Press, "December 17, 2013, Results," accessed December 17, 2013
  9. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named resign
  10. AP Results, "Alabama Special Election Primary," accessed September 24, 2013
  11. Atmore News, "LeFlore seeks District 1 seat," accessed August 21, 2013
  12. Associated Press, "Alabama - Summary Vote Results ," accessed September 24, 2013
  13. blog.al.com, "Adline Clarke appears to have narrowly beaten Karlos Finley in House District 97 race (updated x2)," April 9, 2013
  14. fox10tv.com, "Adline Clarke wins District 97 seat," May 21, 2013 (dead link)
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Burton LeFlore October Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Burton LeFlore Year-End," accessed April 29, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Burton LeFlore April Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Burton LeFlore Pre-Primary," accessed October 22, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Burton LeFlore July Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014