|Alabama State Senate District 35|
|March 29, 2013 - Present|
|November 5, 2014|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||March 12, 2013|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Murphy High School|
|Bachelor's||University of South Alabama|
|Master's||Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University (1990)|
|Profession||Small Business Owner|
Hightower owns a private practice that focuses on corporate strategic consulting. He is an Advisory Board Member to Outback America, a Christian organization that holds family camps, a Board Chairman of a local Christian School, a Committee Member of the Mobile Republican Party, and a Counsel Member for Governor Bentley on the Alabama State Health Planning Counsel.
Hightower won a special election for Alabama State Senate District 35. The seat is vacant due to Ben Brooks's (R) election as as a circuit judge in Mobile County on November 6, 2012. Once he was sworn into the new position a special election had to be held to fill the vacancy. A special primary was scheduled for January 29, 2013. Candidates had until December 13, 2012 to file. Since no Democrats filed, the primary became the general election. A runoff between the top two vote-getters, Hightower and Jim Barton, took place March 12, which Hightower won.
Hightower moved to Mobile, Alabama in 1968. He is married to Susan Binegar Hightower. They have three children - Will, Haven, and Ben.
- Bio submission to Ballotpedia, January 1, 2013
- Local 15, "Ala. Senate District 35 to Hold Special Election," December 4, 2012
- Al.com, "Three Republicans qualify for state Senate District 35 special election," December 12, 2012
- Local 15, "District 35 State Senate Race Goes to a Run-off," January 29, 2013
- CBS42.com, "Hightower wins Alabama Senate District 35 runoff," March 12, 2013
Ben Brooks (R)
|Alabama State Senate District 35
March 29, 2013 - present
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