|Alabama State Senate, District 6|
|November 3, 2010-November 5, 2014|
|Senate Minority Leader|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||University of Alabama, 1978|
|J.D.||Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, 1981|
|Date of birth||July 2, 1956|
|Place of birth||Fort Belvadere, VA|
Bedford received a B.A. at the University of Alabama, and a law degree from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University.
Bedford served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
- Banking and Insurance Committee
- Confirmations Committee
- Finance and Taxation Education Committee
- Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee
- Governmental Affairs Committee Vice-Chair
- Rules Committee
- See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Alabama State Senate 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 Roger Bedford, Jr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jerry Mays was unopposed in the Republican primary. Larry Stutts (R) was selected to replace Mays on March 20, 2014. Larry Stutts then faced Roger Bedford, Jr. in the general election on November 4, 2014. According to unofficial results, Stutts defeated Bedford by 60 votes; although Bedford conceded the election, the result was close enough to trigger a recount. The certified general election results declared Stutts the winner over Bedford.
|Alabama State Senate District 6, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Roger Bedford, Jr. Incumbent||49.9%||17,574|
- See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010
|Alabama State Senate, District 6 General election (2010)|
|Roger Bedford (D)||20,452|
|Jim Bonner (R)||17,816|
Bedford raised $1,049,529 for his campaign.
Bedford raised $893,292 for his campaign, while Frazier raised $25,307.
|Alabama State Senate, District 6 (2006)|
|Roger Bedford (D)||23,486|
|Betty Frazier (R)||15,205|
In 2010, Bedford raised $1,086,969 in contributions.
His five largest contributors were:
|State Democratic Executive Cmte||$56,750|
|Alabama Education Association||$50,000|
|Tennessee Valley Citizens For Economic Development||$43,842|
|Alabamians For Free Enterprises||$26,000|
|Senate Majority Pac||$26,000|
In 2006, Bedford collected $1,049,529 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Roger H. Bedford||$77,541|
|Alabama Education Association||$72,000|
|Jim Folsom Jr Campaign||$50,000|
|Environmental Campaign Fund||$35,500|
|Fund For Alabamas Children & Education||$33,500|
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Bedford and wife, Maudie, have one child. They currently live in Russellville, Alabama.
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- Alabama State Senate
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- Profile from Open States
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2006, 2002, 1998
- Roger Beford on MySpace
- Alabama State Legislature, "Official State Biography," accessed August 4, 2014
- Franklin County Times, "Stutts replacing Mays as Senate District 6 GOP candidate," March 20, 2014
- Alabama Democrats, "Qualified candidates for public office list," accessed February 25, 2014
- Alabama Republican Party, "State Senate," accessed February 25, 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
- WNHT, "Roger Bedford: “I’ve made peace” with apparent loss to Larry Stutts," November 5, 2014
- AL.com, "Alabama 2014 general election: Results for statewide and congressional races," November 4, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Election Information," November 24, 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, "Funds raised by 2006 Alabama Senate candidates," accessed April 15, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2002 election results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Follow The Money, "Funds raised by 2002 Alabama Senate candidates," accessed April 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- 2006 contributions to Roger Bedford
|Alabama State Senate District 6
| Succeeded by|
|Alabama State Senate District 6
| Succeeded by|
Larry Stutts (R)