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Steven M. Dean

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Steven M. Dean
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Former candidate for
Alabama House of Representatives, District 35
Campaign website
Steven M. Dean campaign logo
'Steven M. Dean was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 35 of the Alabama House of Representatives.

Dean was a Republican candidate for District 35 of the Alabama House of Representatives.


Dean attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He then began working for a automotive industry supplier. He opened his own machine shop in 1991. He has worked in this position since then. Dean has also taught machining, blueprint reading, and PLC Training at the Honda campus of AIDT.


Campaign themes


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

  • Creating Jobs
Excerpt: "As a business owner, I know what it takes to create jobs because I have done it. My business has grown from my basement to 40 employees. I will work to create a pro-business environment to help small business grow and hire more workers."
  • Economic Growth
Excerpt: "Alabama’s economy can continue to improve by cutting wasteful spending, providing targeted tax incentives, and reducing taxes on small businesses and middle class families. Alabama’s economy will continue to grow when we allow entrepreneurs and business owners to invest in the economy without government interference."
  • Vocational Training
Excerpt: "American manufacturing is what built this country into what it is today. We must have a new generation of skilled tradesmen that make the things we use in everyday life. Providing the funding for vocational training in Alabama is essential. Vocational schools provide opportunities for high school graduates to learn new skills and use those skills to succeed in good-paying jobs in Alabama."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Every parent wants the best education for their children. I will work to provide education funding through cuts in non-essential government programs. Providing proper funding for programs like the Alabama Reading Initiative and Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative are possible without a tax increase if the Legislature continues to focus its efforts on reducing wasteful spending and saving taxpayer dollars."
  • Protect 2nd Amendment
Excerpt: "Our 2nd Amendment rights have been under constant attack from President Obama. I will make sure that Alabama has the strongest 2nd Amendment protections in the country and will make sure the Alabama legislature fights any attempt by Obama or his liberal allies to curb our right to keep and bear arms."
  • Preserving Conservative Values
Excerpt: "The attacks on Alabama’s conservative values have been constant from President Obama and the Democrats. I will work with the Legislature to slow down Obamacare and preserve our Second Amendment rights."



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 Steve Hurst defeated Steven M. Dean in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election. Stephanie Engle withdrew before the Democratic primary.[2][3][4][5]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 35 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Hurst Incumbent 60.5% 3,558
Steven M. Dean 39.5% 2,325
Total Votes 5,883


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Dean defeated Benjamin Crawford and Donald Wood in the primary. He was then defeated by Steve Hurst (D) in the general election. The primary election was on June 1, 2010, and the general election was on November 2, 2010.[6][7][8]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 35 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Hurst (D) 6,722
Steven M. Dean (R) 6,295
Alabama House of Representatives, District 35 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steven M. Dean (R) 1,858
Green check mark transparent.png Benjamin Crawford (R) 1,491
Donald Wood (R) 486
Alabama House of Representatives, District 35 Rep Primary Runoff (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steven M. Dean (R) 2,066
Benjamin Crawford (R) 1,899
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations



In 2014, Dean's endorsements included the following:[9]

  • Business Council of Alabama


In 2010, Dean's endorsements included the following:[10]

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express


Dean and his wife, Cheryl, have three children.[11]

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