Nathaniel Ledbetter

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Nathaniel Ledbetter
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Alabama House of Representatives, District 24
Incumbent
In office
November 5, 2014 - Present
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionSand Mountain Electric Cooperative
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Nathaniel Ledbetter is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 24. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Ledbetter was a Democratic candidate for District 24 of the Alabama House of Representatives in 2010.

Biography

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]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

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."

2010

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."

Elections

2014

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, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNathaniel Ledbetter 61.2% 6,877
     Democratic David Beddingfield 38.6% 4,338
     NA Write-In 0.2% 19
Total Votes 11,234

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

2010

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

Endorsements

2014

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

  • DeKalb Alabama Farmers Federation.

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Personal

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Todd Greeson (R)
Alabama House District 24
2014–present
Succeeded by
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