|Alabama House of Representatives District 3|
|November 5, 2014|
|Years in position||24|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Alabama|
|J.D.||University of Alabama School of Law|
|Birthday||March 25, 1951|
|Place of birth||Colbert County, AL|
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.
Black served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
- Education Policy Committee, Alabama House of Representatives, Ranking Minority Member
- Subcommittee on Higher Education
- Financial Services Committee, Alabama House of Representatives, Ranking Minority Member
- Subcommittee on Services
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.
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. Incumbent Marcel Black was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Fred Joly was unopposed in the Republican primary. Black will face Joly in the general election.
Black won re-election to the 3rd District seat in 2010. He had no opposition.
Black raised $83,298 for his campaign.
In 2010, Black raised $355,267 in contributions.
His four largest contributors were:
|Alabama Education Association||$37,641|
|Alabama Trial Lawyers Association||$20,000|
In 2006, Black collected $83,298 in donations.
Below are Black's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:
|AL Education Assoc||$10,000|
|AL Trial Lawyers Assoc||$5,000|
|Medical Assoc of the State of AL||$4,000|
Black and his wife, Martha, have two children.
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- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- State Surge - Legislative and voting track record
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2002, 1998
- Marcel Black on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Black
- Birmingham News, "Alabama representative proposes 14 gambling centers throughout state," March 6, 2009
- 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
- Follow the Money - 2006 Campaign contributions
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