Richard Lindsey

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Richard Lindsey
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Alabama House of Representatives District 39
In office
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 33
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1982
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sJacksonville State University
Date of birthJune 30, 1956
ProfessionManager, Lindsey Brothers Incorporated
ReligionUnited Methodist
Office website
Richard J. Lindsey (b. June 30, 1956) is a Democratic member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 39, Cherokee, Cleburne, and DeKalb counties. He was first elected in 1982.


Lindsey is the manager of Lindsey Brothers, Incorporated.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture and Forestry, Ranking member
Constitution, Campaigns and Elections, Ranking member
Economic Development and Tourism, Ranking member
Internal Affairs


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



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 Richard Lindsey was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Heath Jones was unopposed in the Republican primary. Lindsey defeated Jones in the general election.[1][2][3][4]

Alabama House of Representatives District 39, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Lindsey Incumbent 58.2% 6,550
     Republican Heath Jones 41.7% 4,692
     NA Write-In 0% 4
Total Votes 11,246


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lindsey won re-election to the 39th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Tim Sprayberry in the November 2 general election.[5]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 39 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Lindsey (D) 7,808
Tim Sprayberry (R) 5,872


On November 7, 2006, Lindsey was re-elected to the 39th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, running uncontested in the general election.[6]

Lindsey raised $203,575 for his campaign.[7]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Lindsey raised $313,579 in contributions.[8]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Education Association $65,000
Lindsey, Richard J $60,000
Alabama Farmers Federation $10,560
Cosby Co $10,000
FGA PAC $10,000


Below are Lindsey's top five campaign contributors in 2008, a year in which there was no election:[9]

Contributor 2008 total
G Ferrell Patrick $5,000
University of Alabama Systems $5,000
AL Farmers Federation $4,000
AL State Employees Assoc $2,500
Childrens PAC $500


In 2006, Lindsey raised $203,575 in donations.[10]

Listed below are those that made the largest contributions.

Donor Amount
Alabama Education Association $35,000
Richard J. Lindsay $25,000
Franklin Resources Group $22,500
FGA PAC $5,500


Lindsey and his wife, Johna, have two children.

He is a member of the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, Cherokee County Assisted Living Federation of America Organization Board, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Farmers and Merchants Bank Board, Howells Cemetery Association, Southeastern Cotton Ginners Association, Coosa-Alabama River Improvement Association Board, and the Forney Masonic Lodge.[11]


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