Brett Wadsworth

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Brett Wadsworth
Candidate for
Alabama State Senate, District 5

Political party Democratic
Website Campaign website
Brett Wadsworth was a Democratic candidate for District 5 of the Alabama State Senate. The primary election was on June 1, 2010 and the general election was on November 2.

Wadsworth earned his BA in Political Science from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1997. He also has a BS in Criminal Justice. He graduated from law school in 2003 and has worked as a lawyer since. He currently works in Walker, Jefferson, Winston, and Tuscalaoosa counties.

Wadsworth is married to Cindy Cater Wadsworth, and they have two children.



See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Wadsworth defeated opponent Bill Cleghorn in the June 1 primary. He was defeated by Greg Reed in the November 2 general election.[1][2]

Alabama State Senate, District 5 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Greg Reed (R) 33,500
Brett Wadsworth (D) 12,213
Alabama State Senate, District 5 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brett Wadsworth (D) 6,827
Bill Cleghorn (D) 2,550

Campaign themes

Wadsworth list the following issues on his campaign website:

  • Economy/Jobs
Excerpt: "As your next Senator, I will work hard to keep our jobs here in Alabama while fervently pursuing opportunities to bring new jobs to our District. "
  • Education
Excerpt: "As Senator, I will treat your children as I do my children because our children are our future. I will do everything in my power to see that your child has every opportunity possible in our public schools to live up to his/her highest potential possible."
  • Ethics
Excerpt: "I will support legislation that will bring the state's Governor and Administrative Branch under the rules of the Alabama Ethics Law. The money given out through government contracts is our money and our government should be responsible and accountable in handling this money."
  • Government Fairness
Excerpt: "In 2007, the state legislature voted themselves automatic annual increases to match the rise in the Consumer Price Index. However, state employees' pay raises remain frozen. I will not accept this annual increase as long as state employees are not at least receiving the same increase in their salary."
  • Constitutional Issues
Excerpt: "...I will be adamantly against any attempt by our state to limit or take away any right guaranteed to us by the United States Constitution."
  • Animal Welfare
Excerpt: "Although, it is difficult to get accurate statistics, estimates show approximately 150,000 unwanted pets are euthanized in Alabama each year. I will be committed to passing legislation that will reduce this number."

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