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|Former candidate for|
|Alabama House of Representatives, District 46|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Alabama State Senate District 15|
French was a Republican member of the Alabama State Senate, representing the District 15 from 1998 to 2010. He has previously worked on a number of Republican presidential campaigns including Bush/Cheney 2004 and 2000 and Bush/Quayle 1992. He was also the Regional Political Director of the Republican National Committee from 1991-1992 and Director of the Alabama Republican Party from 1988-1991.
French earned his B.S. in Personnel and Industrial Relations from Auburn University.
French formerly served on the following committees:
- Finance and Taxation General Fund, Alabama Senate
- Health Committee, Alabama Senate
- Industrial Development and Recruitment Committee, Alabama Senate
- Local Legislation No. 2 Committee, Alabama Senate Vice Chairperson
- Rules Committee, Alabama Senate
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. Pamela Blackmore-Jenkins, Steve French, Justin Barkley, and David Faulkner faced off in the Republican primary. Because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters - French and Faulkner - were scheduled to meet in a runoff election. French withdrew from the runoff race on June 12, 2014, leaving Faulkner unopposed. Faulkner was unchallenged in the general election.
|Alabama House of Representatives, District 46 Republican Primary, 2014|
- See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010
French ran for re-election to the 15th District seat in 2010. Slade Blackwell defeated him in the primary election, receiving 14,165 votes to French's 9,606.
- See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2006
French raised $282,800 for his campaign.
- See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2002
French raised $640,494 for his campaign, while Turner raised $0.
|Alabama State Senate, District 15 (2006)|
|Steve French (R)||37,003|
|John Turner (Lib)||4,675|
In 2006, French collected $282,800 in donations.
His eight largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Medical Association of the State of Alabama||$15,000|
|Alabama Associated General Contractors||$10,000|
|Alabama Forestry Association||$10,000|
|Free Enterprise PAC||$10,000|
|David H. Marsh||$10,000|
French has four children and resides with his wife, Elizabeth, in Birmingham, Alabama.
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- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed November 18, 2014
- The Homewood Star, "French withdraws from District 46 run-off," June 12, 2014
- 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 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, "2006 contributions," accessed November 18, 2014
|Alabama State Senate District 15
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