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Robert Aderholt
Robert Aderholt.jpg
U.S. House, Alabama, District 4
In office
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 18
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBirmingham Southern University, 1987
J.D.Samford University, 1990
Date of birthJuly 22, 1965
Place of birthHaleyville, AL
ReligionCongregationalist Baptist
Office website
Campaign website
Robert Aderholt (b. July 22, 1965) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing Alabama's 4th congressional district. Aderholt was first elected to the House in 1996.

Aderholt is running for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[1] Democrats Daniel H. Boman and Rick Neighbors will face one another in the March 13, 2012 primary.[2]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Aderholt is a "moderate Republican follower".[3]


Below is an abbreviated outline of Aderholt's academic, professional and political career:[4]

  • 1987: Graduated from Birmingham Southern College with B.A.
  • 1990: Graduated from Samford University with J.D.
  • 1992-1995: Practiced law in Haleyville
  • 1995-1996: Staff for Governor Fob James of Alabama
  • 1997-Present: U.S Representative from Alabama

Committee assignments

U.S. House


  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, Ranking Minority Member


Political positions

Percentage voting with party

The website Open Congress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Aderholt votes with the Republican Party 93.6% of the time. This ranks 82nd among the 242 Senate Republicans in 2011.[5]

Presidential preference


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

Robert Aderholt endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [6]



See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama, 2012

Aderholt is running for re-election to the 4th congressional district in 2012. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and faces Daniel H. Boman in the November 6 general election.


On November 2, 2010, Aderholt won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Alabama District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Aderholt Incumbent 100% 167,714
Total Votes 167,714

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Aderholt's reports.[8]

Robert Aderholt (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 14, 2012$346,520.71$34,135.46$(107,376.95)$273,279.22
Running totals


Breakdown of the source of Aderholt's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Aderholt won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Aderholt's campaign committee raised a total of $828,588 and spent $828,588.[10]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:


Aderholt and his wife, Caroline, have two children.

External links


Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Bevill
U.S. House - Alabama District 4
Succeeded by