Parker Griffith

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Parker Griffith
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Candidate for
Governor of Alabama
Prior offices
U.S. House, Alabama
Bachelor'sLouisiana State University, 1970
M.D.Louisiana State University Medical School
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserves
Date of birthAugust 6, 1942
Place of birthShreveport, LA
Parker Griffith (b. August 6, 1942) was a Democratic candidate for Governor of Alabama in the 2014 elections.[1]

Griffith won election to the U.S. House in 2008 as a Democrat. He then switched to the Republican Party but was defeated in his 2010 re-election bid in the primary. He unsuccessfully ran again for the seat in 2012 as a Republican.[2]


Griffith earned his B.S. from Louisiana State University in 1970. He went on to receive his MD from Louisiana State University Medical School. He formerly served in the United States Army Reserves in the Medical Unit. He has worked as a math teacher, radiation oncologist and businessman, but he is now retired.[2]



See also: Alabama gubernatorial election, 2014

Griffith ran for Governor of Alabama in 2014. He sought the Democratic nomination in the primary election on June 3, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.[1]


See also: Alabama's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

Griffith ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Alabama's 5th District. He was defeated by incumbent Mo Brooks in the Republican primary on March 13.

U.S. House, Alabama District 5 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMo Brooks Incumbent 70.9% 65,155
Parker Griffith 29.1% 26,693
Total Votes 91,848


Griffith and his wife, Virginia, have five children.

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