Joseph Lister Hubbard
|Joseph Lister Hubbard|
|Alabama House of Representatives District 73|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|J.D.||Cumberland School of Law|
|Place of birth||Montgomery, AL|
Hubbard ran for Attorney General of Alabama in the 2014 elections. He was unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the June 3 primary and faced Republican incumbent Luther Strange in the general election on November 4, 2014. Joseph Lister Hubbard lost the general election on November 4, 2014.
Hubbard graduated from Huntingdon College. He went on to receive his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law. He then served as a law clerk for Justice Champ Lyons of the Alabama Supreme Court. Hubbard then began practicing law in Montgomery. He is currently employed with Webb & Eley. He has also served as a legislative analyst for the Alabama House of Representatives' Public Safety Committee.
Hubbard served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
- Subcommittee on Agency and Commission Issues
- Subcommittee on Professional Qualifications
- Subcommittee on Regulations (Economic Development and Tourism)
In 2010, Hubbard's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "We will work with our Mayor, City Council, and County Commission to find new ways to bring quality, sustainable jobs to Montgomery; we must support and nurture the small businesses that are an integral part of the local economy. "
- Excerpt: "If we all take ownership of Montgomery’s school system, we will all see the benefits, through a highly trained workforce, highly educated individuals who embrace the idea of lifetime learning, and property values that reflect a top tier school system. "
- Ethics Reform
- Excerpt: "We must disclose all business that is conducted in the Statehouse, including opening the ‘closed door’ attitude where king–makers work without the knowledge of the public."
- See also: Alabama attorney general election, 2014
|Attorney General of Alabama, 2014|
|Republican||Luther Strange Incumbent||58.4%||681,973|
|Democratic||Joseph Lister Hubbard||41.4%||483,771|
|Election Results via Alabama Secretary of State.|
Mike Hubbard indictment
The October 20 indictment of Alabama State House Speaker Mike Hubbard (R) on ethics charges fanned the flames of the 2014 attorney general race. Attorney General Luther Strange (R) appointed special prosecutor Van Jones in 2013 to oversee a grand jury investigation of Hubbard, who was accused of using his office for personal gain. Hubbard's indictment on 23 charges drew the attention of Strange's 2014 opponent, Joseph Lister Hubbard (D), who noted that deputy attorney general Sonny Reagan was suspended for allegedly tampering with the investigation.
Joe Hubbard, who is not related to Mike Hubbard, also accused Strange of allowing government corruption to go unchecked during his time in office. The Democratic candidate suggested that Strange spent more time worrying about illegal gambling in the state rather than more serious crimes. Strange's campaign spokesperson, Mike Lewis, countered that the attorney general was proactive in corruption cases as demonstrated in the Mike Hubbard case. Lewis also accused of Joe Hubbard of being a "parrot of big casino bosses," pointing to campaign contributions from the Poarch Creek tribe.
|Alabama House of Representatives, District 73 General Election (2010)|
|Joseph Lister Hubbard (D)||8,137|
|David Grimes (R)||7,825|
In 2010, Hubbard raised $247,289 in contributions.
His four largest contributors were:
|Alabama Democratic State Executive Cmte||$27,250|
|Alabama Education Association||$24,353|
|Alabama State Democratic Executive Cmte||$20,000|
Hubbard and his wife, Ashley, have one child.
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- Attorney General of Alabama
- Alabama attorney general election, 2014
- Alabama House of Representatives
- House Committees
- Alabama State Legislature
- Alabama state legislative districts
- Joseph Lister Hubbard's campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Joseph Lister Hubbard on Facebook
- Alabama Democratic Party, "2014 Primary Candidate List," February 7, 2014
- The Republic, "State Rep. Joe Hubbard announces run for Ala. attorney general," February 6, 2014
- Hubbard's campaign website, The Plan
- AL.com, "Luther Strange, Joe Hubbard battle over meaning of Mike Hubbard indictment in attorney general's race," October 22, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed July 18, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
|Alabama House District 73
| Succeeded by|
Matt Fridy (R)
State of Alabama
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