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}}{{tnr}}'''Burton LeFlore''' is a 2013 [[Democratic]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives|U.S. House]] representing [[Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014)|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[Alabama]].<ref>[http://yellowhammernews.com/nationalpolitics/is-burton-leflore-the-democrats-pick-in-al-01/ ''Yellow Hammer News'' "Is Burton LeFlore the Democrats’ pick in AL-01?" Accessed August 7, 2013]</ref><ref name="list">[http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/05/3544410/9-Democratics-2-ala-democrats.html ''Miami Herald'' "9 Democratics, 2 Democrats to run in US House race" Accessed August 6, 2013]</ref> The seat was vacant following the resignation of [[Alabama's 1st Congressional District|Rep.]] [[Jo Bonner]], effective August 15, as the result of a decision to take a position as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.<ref name="resign">[http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/05/breaking_rep_jo_bonner_resigni.html ''blog.al.com,'' "BREAKING: Rep. Jo Bonner resigning from Congress," May 23, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/AL_Page_0924.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results,'' "Alabama Special Election Primary," accessed September 24, 2013]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Burton LeFlore''' was a 2013 [[Democratic]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives|U.S. House]] representing [[Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014)|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[Alabama]].<ref>[http://yellowhammernews.com/nationalpolitics/is-burton-leflore-the-democrats-pick-in-al-01/ ''Yellow Hammer News'' "Is Burton LeFlore the Democrats’ pick in AL-01?" Accessed August 7, 2013]</ref><ref name="list">[http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/05/3544410/9-Democratics-2-ala-democrats.html ''Miami Herald'' "9 Democratics, 2 Democrats to run in US House race" Accessed August 6, 2013]</ref> He was defeated by [[Bradley Byrne]] (R) in the general election on December 17, 2013.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/AL_Page_1217.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP,'' "December 17, 2013, Results," accessed December 17, 2013]</ref>
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The seat was vacant following the resignation of [[Alabama's 1st Congressional District|Rep.]] [[Jo Bonner]], effective August 15, as the result of a decision to take a position as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.<ref name="resign">[http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/05/breaking_rep_jo_bonner_resigni.html ''blog.al.com,'' "BREAKING: Rep. Jo Bonner resigning from Congress," May 23, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/AL_Page_0924.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results,'' "Alabama Special Election Primary," accessed September 24, 2013]</ref>
  
 
He was a 2013 [[Independent]] candidate in the [[State legislative special elections, 2013#March 12, 2013|special election]] for District 97 of the [[Alabama House of Representatives]].  
 
He was a 2013 [[Independent]] candidate in the [[State legislative special elections, 2013#March 12, 2013|special election]] for District 97 of the [[Alabama House of Representatives]].  
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LeFlore is running for the [[U.S. House of Representatives|U.S. House]] representing [[Alabama's 1st Congressional District|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[Alabama]]. He defeated [[Lula Albert-Kaigler]] in the [[Democratic]] primary on September 24, 2013.<ref name="list"/> The election is being held to replace [[Jo Bonner]], who announced his resignation on May 23, 2013, in order to take a position as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.<ref name="resign"/><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/AL_Page_0924.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results,'' "Alabama Special Election Primary," accessed September 24, 2013]</ref> LeFlore will face [[Bradley Byrne]] (R), [[James Hall]] (I) and [[Curtis Railey]] (I) in the general election on on December 17, 2013.
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LeFlore ran for the [[U.S. House of Representatives|U.S. House]] representing [[Alabama's 1st Congressional District|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[Alabama]]. He defeated [[Lula Albert-Kaigler]] in the [[Democratic]] primary on September 24, 2013.<ref name="list"/> He was defeated by [[Bradley Byrne]] (R) in the general election on December 17, 2013.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/AL_Page_1217.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP,'' "December 17, 2013, Results," accessed December 17, 2013]</ref>
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The election was held to replace [[Jo Bonner]], who announced his resignation on May 23, 2013, in order to take a position as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.<ref name="resign"/><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/AL_Page_0924.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results,'' "Alabama Special Election Primary," accessed September 24, 2013]</ref>
  
 
In a press released on August 21, 2013, LeFlore said, “I believe all of the citizens of Alabama US District 01 want new industry and want to protect our natural resources. I believe all of the citizens of South Alabama want to see every child get a quality education. However, we have to rise to the occasion of bringing about change in southern Alabama.”<ref>[http://www.atmorenews.com/2013/08/21/leflore-seeks-district-1-seat/ ''Atmore News,'' "LeFlore seeks District 1 seat," accessed August 21, 2013]</ref>
 
In a press released on August 21, 2013, LeFlore said, “I believe all of the citizens of Alabama US District 01 want new industry and want to protect our natural resources. I believe all of the citizens of South Alabama want to see every child get a quality education. However, we have to rise to the occasion of bringing about change in southern Alabama.”<ref>[http://www.atmorenews.com/2013/08/21/leflore-seeks-district-1-seat/ ''Atmore News,'' "LeFlore seeks District 1 seat," accessed August 21, 2013]</ref>
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Burton LeFlore
Burton LeFlore.jpeg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Alabama, District 1
PartyDemocratic
Education
High schoolJohn L. LeFlore High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Alabama
J.D.Florida State University College of Law
Burton LeFlore was a 2013 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Alabama.[1][2] He was defeated by Bradley Byrne (R) in the general election on December 17, 2013.[3]

The seat was vacant following the resignation of Rep. Jo Bonner, effective August 15, as the result of a decision to take a position as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.[4][5]

He was a 2013 Independent candidate in the special election for District 97 of the Alabama House of Representatives.

LeFlore is in real estate and is the grandson of John LeFlore, a noted civil rights leader in Alabama.[6]

Biography

LeFlore attended St. Paul’s Episcopal School and graduated high school at John L. LeFlore High School. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of South Alabama and later completed his law degree at the Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, Florida.[7]

Elections

2013

See also: Alabama's 1st Congressional District special election, 2013

LeFlore ran for the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Alabama. He defeated Lula Albert-Kaigler in the Democratic primary on September 24, 2013.[2] He was defeated by Bradley Byrne (R) in the general election on December 17, 2013.[8]

The election was held to replace Jo Bonner, who announced his resignation on May 23, 2013, in order to take a position as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.[4][9]

In a press released on August 21, 2013, LeFlore said, “I believe all of the citizens of Alabama US District 01 want new industry and want to protect our natural resources. I believe all of the citizens of South Alabama want to see every child get a quality education. However, we have to rise to the occasion of bringing about change in southern Alabama.”[10]

U.S. House, Alabama District 1 Special Democratic Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBurton LeFlore 70.2% 3,129
Lula Albert-Kaigler 29.8% 1,328
Total Votes 4,457
Source: Unofficial results via Associated Press[11]
See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

LeFlore ran in a special election for Alabama House of Representatives District 97. The seat was vacant due to Yvonne Kennedy's (D) death on December 8, 2012. LeFlore was defeated by Adline C. Clarke (D) in the special election on May 21, 2013.[12][13]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 97, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdline C. Clarke 89.8% 1,270
     Independent David Blunt 2.8% 40
     Independent Burton LeFlore 7.4% 104
Total Votes 1,414

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