|Alabama House of Representatives District 90|
|November 5, 2014|
|Years in position||26|
|Elections and appointments|
|Bachelor's||University of Alabama|
|Master's||University of Alabama|
|Birthday||July 11, 1947|
|Place of birth||Greenville, AL|
|Profession||President, Newton Oil Company|
He switched to the Republican Party from the Democratic Party on February 7, 2014. Newton stated that he came to this decision because of his constituents. "Regardless of the party affiliation by my name, I promise to continue providing the same commonsense approach to the issues, the same strong respect for taxpayer dollars, and the same high ethical standards that I have given our area since first elected to the Legislature," he said.
Newton's professional experience includes serving as the director of Greenville Bank, president of Newton Oil Company and director of the South Central Alabama Mental Health Board.
Newton served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
- Internal Affairs Committee, Alabama House of Representatives, Ranking Minority Member
- Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee, Alabama House of Representatives, Ranking Minority Member
- Subcommittee on Public Safety
- Subcommittee on Taxes, Exemptions/Benefits (Ways and Means General Fund)
Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Walton Hickman was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Chris Sells defeated incumbent Charles Newton in the Republican primary. Hickman will face Sells in the general election.
|Alabama House of Representatives, District 90 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Charles Newton Incumbent||48.9%||1,691|
|Alabama House of Representatives, District 90 General Election (2010)|
|Charles Newton (D)||8,577|
|Jerry Hartin (R)||5,855|
Newton raised $0 for his campaign.
In 2010, Newton raised $23,198 in contributions.
His four largest contributors were:
|Alabama State Employees Association||$2,000|
|Alabama Power Co||$1,500|
|Alabama Trial Lawyers Association||$1,500|
In 2006, Newton raised no money.
Below are Newton's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2002 election:
|AL Action Cmte for Rural Electrification||$1,000|
|AL Assoc of Realtors||$1,000|
|House Democratic Caucus of Alabama||$500|
Newton and his wife, Jan, have three children.
He is a member of the Alabama Historical Association, Cattlemen's Association, First Baptist Church of Greenville, Greenville Chamber of Commerce, and Greenville Rotary Club.
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- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2002, 1998
- Montgomery Advertiser, "Charles Newton, longtime Democratic representative, switches to Republican Party," February 7, 2014
- Alabama Democrats, "Qualified candidates for public office list," accessed February 27, 2014
- Alabama Republican Party, "State Senate," accessed February 27, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Democratic Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Republican Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed July 18, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2006 election results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Alabama House spending, 2006," November 4, 2006
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- 2006 contributions to Charles Newton
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- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Newton
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