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Bill Hightower

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Bill Hightower
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Alabama State Senate District 35
In office
March 29, 2013 - Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
First electedMarch 12, 2013
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolMurphy High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Alabama
Master'sOwen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University (1990)
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
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Bill Hightower is a Republican member of the Alabama State Senate, representing District 35 since March 29, 2013. He first won election in a special election on March 12, 2013.

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.[1]



See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

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.[2][3][4][5]


Hightower moved to Mobile, Alabama in 1968. He is married to Susan Binegar Hightower. They have three children - Will, Haven, and Ben.[1]

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Preceded by
Ben Brooks (R)
Alabama State Senate District 35
March 29, 2013 - present
Succeeded by