U.S. Senate delegation from Alabama

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This page displays current and historical information pertaining to the U.S. Senate delegation from Alabama.

Current members

The current members of the U.S. Senate from Alabama are:


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Jeff Sessions
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Alabama 1997January 3, 2015 November 4, 2014Link
Richard Shelby
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Alabama 1987January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

Election history

For more information on the different classes of U.S. Senators, please see: Classes of United States Senators

Class II

Senators in Class II were elected to office in the November 2008 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class II terms run from the beginning of the 111th Congress on January 3, 2009, to the end of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2015.

2008
On November 4, 2008, Jeff Sessions won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Vivian Davis Figures (D) in the general election.[1]

U.S. Senate, Alabama General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Sessions incumbent 63.4% 1,305,383
     Democratic Vivian Davis Figures 36.5% 752,391
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 2,417
Total Votes 2,060,191

2002
On November 5, 2002, Jeff Sessions won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Susan Parker (D) and Jeff Allen (L) in the general election.[2]

U.S. Senate, Alabama General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Sessions incumbent 58.6% 792,561
     Democratic Susan Parker 39.8% 538,878
     Libertarian Jeff Allen 1.5% 20,234
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 1,350
Total Votes 1,353,023

1996
On November 5, 1996, Jeff Sessions won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Roger Bedford (D), Mark Thornton (L) and Charles Hebner (Natural Law) in the general election.[3]

U.S. Senate, Alabama General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Sessions 52.5% 786,436
     Democratic Roger Bedford 45.5% 681,651
     Libertarian Mark Thornton 1.4% 21,550
     Natural Law Charles Hebner 0.6% 9,123
     N/A Write-in 0% 633
Total Votes 1,499,393

Class III

Senators in Class III were elected to office in the November 2010 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class III terms run from the beginning of the 112th Congress on January 3, 2011, to the end of the 114th Congress on January 3, 2017.

2010
On November 2, 2010, Richard Shelby won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated William Barnes (D) in the general election.[4]

U.S. Senate, Alabama General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Shelby incumbent 65.2% 968,181
     Democratic William Barnes 34.7% 515,619
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 1,699
Total Votes 1,485,499

2004
On November 2, 2004, Richard Shelby won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Wayne Sowell (D) in the general election.[5]

U.S. Senate, Alabama General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Shelby incumbent 67.5% 1,242,200
     Democratic Wayne Sowell 32.4% 595,018
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 1,848
Total Votes 1,839,066

1998
On November 3, 1998, Richard Shelby won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Clayton Suddith (D) in the general election.[6]

U.S. Senate, Alabama General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Shelby incumbent 63.2% 817,973
     Democratic Clayton Suddith 36.7% 474,568
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 864
Total Votes 1,293,405

1992
On November 3, 1992, Richard Shelby won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Richard Sellers (R) and Jerome Shockley (L) in the general election.[7]

U.S. Senate, Alabama General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Shelby incumbent 64.8% 1,022,698
     Republican Richard Sellers 33.1% 522,015
     Libertarian Jerome Shockley 2% 31,811
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 1,275
Total Votes 1,577,799

1986
On November 4, 1986, Richard Shelby won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Jeremiah Denton (R) in the general election.[8]

U.S. Senate, Alabama General Election, 1986
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Shelby 50.3% 609,360
     Republican Jeremiah Denton incumbent 49.7% 602,537
Total Votes 1,211,897

Historical members

Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from Alabama
Party Total
     Democratic 31
     Republican 8
     Jacksonian 4
Total Senators 43
Class 2 Senators from Alabama
Senator Years Served Party
William R. King 1819-1844 Republican
Dixon H. Lewis 1844-1848 Democratic
Benjamin Fitzpatrick 1848-1849 Democratic
Jeremiah Clemens 1849-1853 Democratic
Clement Claiborne Clay, Jr. 1853-1861 Democratic
Willard Warner 1868-1871 Republican
George Goldthwaite 1871-1877 Democratic
John T. Morgan 1877-1907 Democratic
John H. Bankhead 1907-1920 Democratic
Braxton B. Comer 1920-1920 Democratic
J. Thomas Heflin 1920-1931 Democratic
John H. Bankhead II 1931-1946 Democratic
George R. Swift 1946-1946 Democratic
John J. Sparkman 1946-1979 Democratic
Howell T. Heflin 1979-1997 Democratic
Jeff Sessions 1997-Present Republican
Class 3 Senators from Alabama
Senator Years Served Party
John W. Walker 1819-1822 Republican
William Kelly 1822-1825 Republican
Henry H. Chambers 1825-1826 Jacksonian
Israel Pickens 1826-1826 Jacksonian
John McKinley 1826-1831 Jacksonian
Gabriel Moore 1831-1837 Jacksonian
John McKinley 1837-1837 Democratic
Clement Comer Clay 1837-1841 Democratic
Arthur P. Bagby 1841-1848 Democratic
William R. King 1848-1852 Democratic
Benjamin Fitzpatrick 1853-1861 Democratic
George E. Spencer 1868-1879 Republican
George S. Houston 1879-1879 Democratic
Luke Pryor 1880-1880 Democratic
James L. Pugh 1880-1897 Democratic
Edmund W. Pettus 1897-1907 Democratic
Joseph F. Johnston 1907-1913 Democratic
Francis S. White 1914-1915 Democratic
Oscar W. Underwood 1915-1927 Democratic
Hugo L. Black 1927-1937 Democratic
Dixie Bibb Graves 1937-1938 Democratic
J. Lister Hill 1938-1969 Democratic
James B. Allen 1969-1978 Democratic
Maryon Pittman Allen 1978-1978 Democratic
Donald W. Stewart 1978-1981 Democratic
Jeremiah A. Denton, Jr. 1981-1987 Republican
Richard Shelby 1987-Present Republican

See also

References