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Demetrius Newton

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Demetrius Newton
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Alabama House of Representatives District 53
In office
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 29
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1986
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWilberforce University, 1949
J.D.Boston University, 1952
Date of birthMarch 15, 1928
Place of birthFairfield, AL
Office website
Demetrius Newton (b. March 15, 1928) is a Democratic member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing the 53rd district, Jefferson County. First elected in 1986, he is the current Speaker Pro Tempore.

Newton is currently a privately practicing attorney as well as an attorney for the city of Birmingham. He has worked as a Judge of the city of Brownville from 1972-1978 and served in the United States Army from 1952-1954.

Newton is a member of a number of organizations, including 101 Black Men, Alabama Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Mount Olive Baptist Church, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Bar Association, Vulcan Gold Club, 33rd Degree Masons, and the American Legion.[1]

Committee assignments


Newton served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:

  • Subcommittee on Constitutional Issues
  • Subcommittee on Government Regulations (County and Municipal Government)



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Newton won re-election to the 53rd District Seat in 2010. He defeated Anthony Johnson in the primary. He faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[2][3]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 53 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Demetrius Newton (D) 2,377
Anthony Johnson (D) 963


On November 7, 2006, Newton was re-elected to the 53rd District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, running uncontested in the general election.[4]

Newton raised $71,620 for his campaign.[5]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Newton raised $100,992 in contributions. [6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Education Association $15,392
FGA PAC $11,000
STA PAC $10,550
Alabama Optometric Association $10,000


In 2006, Newton collected $71,620 in donations.

Below are Newton's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:[7]

Contributor 2006 total
AL Education Assoc $10,000
FGA PAC $5,000
AL Assoc of Realtors $5,000
Seth Hammett Campaign $5,000
AL State Employees Assoc $3,500

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Newton is divorced and has two children.

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Preceded by
Alabama House District 53
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