Kerry Rich

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Kerry Rich
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Alabama House of Representatives District 26
In office
November 3, 2010-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 4
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionManager, WJIA 88.5 FM
Office website
Personal website
Kerry Rich is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing the 26th District. He was elected on November 2, 2010.

Rich has served in the Alabama House of Representatives for two terms. He has also served as the Legislative Director for the Governor for two and one half years.

Rich has worked as owner and manager of various radio stations for 22 years. He currently manages WJIA 88.5 FM of Marshall County.

Committee assignments


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

  • Subcommittee on Regulations
  • Subcommittee on Services
  • Subcommittee on Consent Calendars



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Rich defeated Nathan Broadhurst, Peggie Haney, Corey Ladun Hill, Tim Bollinger and Jeff Stone in the primary. He then defeated Randall White in the November 2 general election.[1][2]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 26 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kerry Rich (R) 7,203
Randall White (D) 4,873
Alabama House of Representatives, District 26 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kerry Rich (R) 1,315
Green check mark transparent.png Tim Bollinger (R) 1,261
Corey Ladun Hill (R) 800
Jeff Stone (R) 777
Peggie Haney (R) 459
Nathan Broadhurst (R) 271
Alabama House of Representatives, District 26 Rep Primary Runoff (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kerry Rich (R) 2,597
Tim Bollinger (R) 2,394

Campaign themes

Rich's website lists the following issues:

  • Illegal Immigration
Excerpt: "The Federal government has totally failed in its responsibility, especially in securing the border."
  • Jobs
Excerpt: "People run for office and tell people they are somehow going to wave a magic wand and suddenly create all these high paying jobs. That is simply untrue and it hurts the credibility and trust in government to make such outrageous claims."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I am a long time supporter of public education. A quality education is essential for creating jobs. In order to have a good education system that produces good students you must have good teachers."
  • Education Funding
Excerpt: "More and more people are coming to the conclusion that there must be reform in how education is funded. The problem we face is the huge fluctuation in revenues."
  • Ethics Reform
Excerpt: "The Alabama Ethics law has been a paper tiger in many respects. The Ethics Commission needs subpoena power. Without this it will continue to be a paper tiger."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "I have long recognized the importance of transportation to the growth of our economy. I have a very good record in this regard."
  • Pro Life
Excerpt: "I have a pro-life record. I have always voted pro-life and I have a record to prove it. Abortion is one of the issues where I strongly disagree with the Democrat party."
  • Agriculture
Excerpt: "Agriculture is vitally important to the economy of Sand Mountain. Most farmers don’t ask for special favors. However, they don’t want unnecessary taxes or undue government burdens placed on them."
  • Constitutional Revision
Excerpt: "I have long supported Constitutional Revision. "
  • Pac to Pac Transfers
Excerpt: "I will strongly support legislation that will STOP THIS NONSENSE. If I receive money from XYZ Pac it should be the law that I have to disclose where that money came from and who gave it to me."[3]
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations


Rich was endorsed by:

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express [4]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Rich raised $165,786 in contributions. [5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Republican Party $49,503
Alabama Association Of Realtors $17,691
Business Council Of Alabama $14,000
Friends Of Mike Hubbard $13,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Frank McDaniel
Alabama House District 26
Succeeded by