George M. "Marc" Keahey

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George Keahey
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Alabama State Senate District 22
In office
June, 2009-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 5
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedJune 2, 2009
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alabama House of Representatives, District 22
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama
J.D.Cumberland School of Law, 2004
Office website
George M. "Marc" Keahey is a Democratic member of the Alabama State Senate, representing District 22. He was first elected in a special election on June 2, 2009.

Keahey served as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 65 from 2006 to 2009.[1]

Committee assignments


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



See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama State Senate 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. Stephen Sexton, Harry D'Olive, Jr., Danny B. Joyner, Greg Albritton and Jeff Peacock faced off in the Republican primary. Because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters - Albritton and D'Olive - met in a runoff election, which Albritton won.[2] Susan Smith (D) will face Albritton in the general election. Incumbent George M. "Marc" Keahey (D) withdrew before the Democratic primary and party leaders chose Smith as a replacement on June 10, 2014.[3][4][5][6][7]

Alabama State Senate, District 22 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Albritton 33% 3,747
Green check mark transparent.pngHarry D'Olive, Jr. 28.1% 3,195
Stephen Sexton 19% 2,161
Danny B. Joyner 11.1% 1,264
Jeff Peacock 8.7% 993
Total Votes 11,360


See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Keahey won re-election to the 22nd District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Danny B. Joiner in the November 2 general election.[8]

Alabama State Senate, District 22 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Marc Keahey (D) 24,785
Danny B. Joyner (R) 19,939


On June 2, 2009 Keahey won election to the 22nd District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, defeating opponent Greg Albritton (R) in a special election.[9]

Alabama State Senate, District 22 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Marc Keahey (D) 8,443
Greg Albritton (R) 6,130

Campaign donors


In 2010, Keahey raised $636,439 in contributions.[10]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Keahey, Marc $75,000
Alabama Farmers Federation $38,060
Alabama Trial Lawyers Association $35,000
Alabama Education Association $25,364


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Keahey and his wife, Lara, have one child. They reside in Grove Hill, Alabama.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeff Dolbare
Alabama House District 65
Succeeded by
Elaine Beech
Preceded by
Pat Lindsey
Alabama State Senate District 22
Succeeded by