Don Chamberlain

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Don Chamberlain
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Alabama, District 7
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1973
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps, 1968
Date of birthOctober 28, 1946
Place of birthMontgomery, AL
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Don Chamberlain (b. October 28, 1946) was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of Alabama. He was defeated in the general election on November 6, 2012 by incumbent Terri Sewell.[1]


Chamberlain attended Livingston University from 1966 to 1968. He then served in the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam in 1968. Chamberlain went on to earn his B.S. in Marketing from the University of Alabama, Tuscalloosa, in 1973. From 1998 to 2000, he was managing director for Interval Incorporated. He then worked as President of Chamberlain Technologies, Incorporated, from 2000 to 2006. From 2006 to 2010, he worked in production support for Power Plant Maintenance, Incorporated.


Campaign themes


Chamberlain's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Advancing Technologies
Excerpt: "The key to economic recovery for the 7th Congressional District of Alabama is to use the power of advancing technologies to create new jobs for our citizens."
  • The Alabama Delegation
Excerpt: "In my view, the Alabama Republican Delegation should formulate a strong jobs-based economic coalition committed to working together to revitalize the economic conditions in the State of Alabama."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Education is the key factor for long term success in recruiting jobs with advancing technology companies."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "We need to find workable, common sense solutions. I believe simply throwing money at healthcare is the wrong approach. I also oppose the Washington backdoor deal-making that took place in order to get the votes needed to pass the current healthcare legislation."
  • Gun Control
Excerpt: "I strongly support “the right to keep and bear arms” as an absolute right for law abiding citizens, as written and guaranteed by the Second Amendment of our Constitution."
  • Abortion
Excerpt: "As a Congressional Representative for the citizens of the 7th District of Alabama, I will stand tall in the belief that life is a miracle of God and support Pro-Life for unborn babies. I cannot stand before God supporting legislation which makes it legal to prevent these miracles of life from being born."
  • Military & Veterans
Excerpt: "I believe in today’s world, we must continue building a diverse and strong military to protect freedom from the dangers we face on a continuing global basis."



See also: Alabama's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

Chamberlain ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Alabama's 7th District. He defeated Phillip Norris in the Republican primary on March 13 and was defeated by incumbent Terri Sewell in the November 6 general election.[3]

U.S. House, Alabama District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTerri Sewell Incumbent 75.8% 232,520
     Republican Don Chamberlain 24.1% 73,835
     N/A Write-In 0.1% 203
Total Votes 306,558
Source: Alabama Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Alabama District 7 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDon Chamberlain 66.1% 11,537
Phillip Norris 33.9% 5,918
Total Votes 17,455

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