Nathaniel Ledbetter

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Nathaniel Ledbetter
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Alabama House of Representatives, District 24
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionSand Mountain Electric Cooperative
Campaign website
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Nathaniel Ledbetter is a Republican member-elect of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 24.

Ledbetter was a Democratic candidate for District 24 of the Alabama House of Representatives.


Ledbetter has worked for Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative for over the past 30 years. He is the former mayor of Rainsville and city council member.[1]


Campaign themes


Ledbetter's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Education
Excerpt: "As a steering board member of the DeKalb County Technical School, Nathaniel is promoting the expansion of the current curriculum to help enable our kids to have a greater opportunity for successful careers."
  • Family Farms
Excerpt: "Nathaniel grew up working on local farms, hauling hay and working on a poultry farm. Agriculture is a trademark of the South, and is a part of our heritage. He knows how hard farmers work, and wants to ensure the financial well-being of these family-owned small businesses for generations to come."
  • Jobs
Excerpt: "During Nathaniel’s tenure as mayor, Rainsville witnessed hundreds of new jobs created through plants like Emerson Electric and RTI, a major Honda supplier. If elected, he plans to use the same conservative principles and pro-business approaches that recruited those jobs to help get our state’s economy booming again."


Ledbetter's website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Economic Development
Excerpt: "We all want the best for our children. That is one of the primary reasons I have placed such a high priority on economic development throughout my career in government."
  • Education
Excerpt: "There is no one who is more concerned with educating our children than I am. With a wife, two sons, and a daughter-in-law who all work in education, I hear the concerns of our educators, and I know the challenges they face."
  • Agriculture
Excerpt: "Agribusiness is the leading industry in Alabama, and District 24 is one of the top ag producing regions in the state. I am passionate about supporting the work of our farming families. "
  • Fire and Rescue Departments
Excerpt: "Fire and Rescue Departments are the backbone of the communities in District 24, and I am committed to supporting the work they do to protect our families and properties. They need our help, especially in this difficult economy."



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. David Beddingfield was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Nathaniel Ledbetter defeated Billy Hodges in the Republican primary. Ledbetter defeated Beddingfield in the general election.[3][4][5][6][7]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 24 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNathaniel Ledbetter 61.3% 2,543
Billy Hodges 38.7% 1,608
Total Votes 4,151


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

The primary election was on June 1, 2010, and the general election was on November 2, 2010. Ledbetter was defeated in the November 2 general election by Todd Greeson (R).[8][9]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 24 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Todd Greeson (R) 7,967
Nathaniel Ledbetter (D) 6,971



In 2014, Ledbetter's endorsements included the following:[10]

  • DeKalb Alabama Farmers Federation.


Ledbetter and his wife, Teresa, have two sons.[11]

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