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James C. Fields

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James C. Fields
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Candidate for
Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
Elections and appointments
Next generalJune 3, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alabama House of Representatives, District 12
High schoolHanceville High School
Bachelor'sJacksonville State University
Place of birthCullman County, Alabama
ProfessionMethodist Minster
Personal website
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James C. Fields (b. Cullman County, Alabama) is a former Democratic member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing the 12th District, Cullman County. He was first elected in a special election on January 29, 2008 and lost his bid for re-election in 2010.[1]

In November 2013, Fields announced his candidacy for election to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Alabama in 2014.[2][3]


Fields grew up in Colony, Alabama, a community in Cullman County. He went to Hanceville High School and graduated from Jacksonville State University with a degree in law enforcement.

Fields attended the Marine Corps Academy in Quantico, Virginia, completing two years of officers’ training before being honorably discharged.[4]

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  • Hanceville High School
  • Bachelor of Science in law enforcement - Jacksonville State University

Political career

Alabama House of Representatives (2008-2010)

Fields served one term in the state House, representing Alabama's 12th legislative district from 2008-2010. He was the first African American state lawmaker ever elected in Cullman County.[3] Fields ran for re-election in 2010 but lost in the general election to Republican Mac Buttram (R).[1]

Committee assignments

Fields formerly served on the following committees:



See also: Alabama Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Fields ran for election as Lieutenant Governor.[2] Fields sought the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014.The general election took place November 4, 2014.


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Fields lost his re-election bid to the 12th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He was defeated by Mac Buttram in the November 2 general election.[1]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 12 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mac Buttram (R) 9,062
James C. Fields (D) 7,667


On January 29th, 2008, Fields was elected to the 12th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, defeating opponent Wayne Willingham (R).[5]


Fields and his wife, Yvette Moorer Fields, have seven children and 18 grandchildren.

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Preceded by
Alabama House District 12
Succeeded by
Mac Buttram (R)