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Marcel Black
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Alabama House of Representatives District 3
In office
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 25
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama
J.D.University of Alabama School of Law
Date of birthMarch 25, 1951
Place of birthColbert County, AL
Office website
Marcel Black (b. March 25, 1951) is a Democratic member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 3, Colbert County. He was first elected in 1990.


Black currently works as an attorney for Black and Hughston, Professional Corp.

He has previously served as chair of the Colbert County Democratic Executive Committee, board member of the Boy Scouts of America, director of the Tennessee Valley Art Association and professional chair of United Way of the Shoals.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Black served on the following committees:

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
Ethics and Campaign Finance
Financial Services, Ranking member


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


Electronic bingo

Black has proposed an Alabama Electronic Bingo Amendment (2010) for the June 2010 ballot in Alabama. To make that ballot, 63 of the state's 104 members of Alabama House of Representatives and 21 of the 32 senators in the Alabama State Senate will have to vote to put it on the ballot. The measure would authorize fourteen gambling centers to operate electronic bingo in nine counties. The proposed amendment to the Alabama Constitution would also create a State Gaming Commission and impose a state tax on electronic bingo.[2]



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Marcel Black was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Fred Joly was unopposed in the Republican primary. Black defeated Joly in the general election.[3][4][5][6][7]

Alabama House of Representatives District 3, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarcel Black Incumbent 59.8% 7,993
     Republican Fred Joly 40.1% 5,357
     NA Write-In 0.1% 8
Total Votes 13,358


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Black won re-election to the 3rd District seat in 2010. He had no opposition.[8]


On November 7, 2006, Black was re-elected to the 3rd District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[9]

Black raised $83,298 for his campaign.[10]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Black raised $355,267 in contributions.[11]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Education Association $37,641
FGA PAC $22,500
Alabama Trial Lawyers Association $20,000
Change PAC $15,000


In 2006, Black collected $83,298 in donations.

Below are Black's top five campaign contributors in the 2006 election:[12]

Contributor 2006 total
AL Education Assoc $10,000
AL Trial Lawyers Assoc $5,000
Medical Assoc of the State of AL $4,000
BI PAC $4,000
CAN PAC $3,500


Black and his wife, Martha, have two children.


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