Gerald Dial

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Gerald Dial
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Alabama State Senate District 13
In office
November 3, 2010-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 5
Senate Majority Whip
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLivington State University
OtherED, Jacksonville State University
Military service
Service/branchAlabama National Guard
Years of service1959-1997
Date of birthNovember 17, 1937
Place of birthDelta, AL
ProfessionReal Estate Developer
Office website
Personal website
Gerald Dial is a Republican member of the Alabama State Senate, representing the 13th district since 2010.

Dial served on the Lineville City Council from 1972 to 1974. He then served in the Alabama House of Representatives from 1974 to 1982. He then served in the Alabama State Senate.

Dial earned his BS from Livington State University. He then received his ED from Jacksonville State University. He also attended graduate studies at Auburn University.

Dial has served in the Alabama National Guard as a Brigadier General. He has also worked for Lineville High School as a Teacher/Coach. He is currently a self-employed Real Estate Developer.

Committee assignments


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


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Gerald Dial endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Dial defeated Greg Varner in the November 2 general election.[2]

Alabama State Senate, District 13 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gerald Dial (R) 18,800
Greg Varner (D) 18,443

Campaign themes

Dial's campaign website lists the following eight issues:

  • Jobs, Jobs, Jobs & The Economy
Excerpt: "We cannot continue to sit idly by while both large and small businesses suffer... First, we must stop the bleeding... Second, once the bleeding has stopped, we must work diligently to bring new businesses to our area but not at the expense of those already here."
  • Cut Government Waste & Lower Taxes
Excerpt: "I will oppose increasing taxes and government spending because more taxes means less jobs. I will also look for ways to cut government spending so that you can keep more of your money in your own pocket."
  • Support & Improve Education
Excerpt: "Our tax dollars should be spent directly on student instruction, not on state government bureaucracy or special “pork “ projects. Our state should increase the quality of the education provided to our students by providing incentives to teachers who perform."
  • Protecting Life & Our Conservative Values
Excerpt: "As a state legislator, I will work diligently to protect life, both of the unborn and the disabled in our state. I will also make sure the government stays out of our lives and doesn’t tell us how to raise our families or how to spend our money."
  • Advancing Rural Alabama
Excerpt: "As your state senator, I will work to protect family farms across our state by keeping taxes low on their land and their products. I will also be a tireless advocate to attract new jobs to our area that are ideally suited for rural Alabama."
  • Veterans & The Military
Excerpt: "I will also be an advocate for funding for various programs for our veterans and for the Alabama State Defense Force..."
  • Illegal Immigration
Excerpt: "I support Arizona’s new immigration law and will support similar measures here in Alabama."
  • Gambling
Excerpt: "I am personally opposed to gambling in Alabama, but I support a clean up or down vote of the people to decide this issue once and for all."[3]
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations


Dial was endorsed by:

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express [4]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Dial raised $404,209 in contributions. [5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Republican Party $69,936
Business Council Of Alabama $55,000
Alabama Forestry Association $25,000
Alabama Farmers Federation $13,205

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Dial and his wife Faye have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kim Benefield
Alabama State Senate District 13
Succeeded by