Alabama elections, 2010

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Elections were held in Alabama on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Primary elections were held on June 1, 2010 with the run-off on July 13.

The elections were historic for the Republican Party, in that it captured the majority of both chambers of the Alabama Legislature for the first time in 136 years. The Republican Party also swept all statewide races on the 2010 ballot.

Federal[edit]

United States Senate[edit]

The nominees were incumbent Richard Shelby (Republican Party) and attorney William G. Barnes (Democratic Party).

United States House[edit]

All seven Alabama seats in the United States House of Representatives were up for election in 2010.

State[edit]

Governor[edit]

Incumbent Governor Bob Riley was ineligible for re-election due to term limits.

State Office Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes  %
Governor Republican Bob Riley term-limited


Republican Robert J. Bentley 857,162 58%
Democratic Ron Sparks 623,492 42%

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Incumbent Lieutenant Governor Jim Folsom, Jr. was defeated in his bid for an unprecedented fourth term as Lieutenant Governor.

State Office Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes  %
Lt. Governor Democratic Jim Folsom, Jr. defeated


Republican Kay Ivey 761,125 52%
Democratic Jim Folsom, Jr. 715,965 48%

Secretary of State[edit]

Incumbent Secretary of State Beth Chapman was successful in her bid for a second term.

State Office Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes  %
Secretary of State Republican Beth Chapman reelected


Republican Beth Chapman 900,619 62%
Democratic Scott Gilliland PVS FTM 543,902 38%

Attorney General[edit]

Incumbent Attorney General Troy King lost his re-election bid in the GOP primary.

State Office Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes  %
Attorney General Republican Troy King lost in primary


Republican Luther J. Strange III PVS FTM 865,203 59%
Democratic James H. Anderson PVS FTM 604,092 41%

Treasurer[edit]

Incumbent Treasurer Kay Ivey did not seek re-election, instead successfully running for Lieutenant Governor.

State Office Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes  %
Treasurer Republican Kay Ivey open seat


Democratic Charley Grimsley PVS FTM 579,860 40%
Republican Young Boozer PVS FTM 872,596 60%

Auditor[edit]

State Office Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes  %
Auditor Republican Samantha Shaw running


Democratic Miranda Karrine Joseph PVS FTM 529,251 36.64
Republican Samantha Shaw 889,831 63.36

Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries[edit]

State Office Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes  %
Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries Democratic Ron Sparks running for Governor


Democratic Glen Zorn PVS FTM 580,428 40%
Republican John McMillan 859,565 60%

Public Service Commissioner[edit]

State Office Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes  %
1 Democratic Jan Cook running


Republican Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh PVS FTM 816,484 56%
Democratic Jan Cook PVS FTM 629,716 44%
2 Democratic Susan Parker running


Republican Terry Dunn PVS FTM 792,174 55%
Democratic Susan Parker PVS FTM 640,315 45%

State Board of Education[edit]

State Office Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes  %
District 2 Republican Betty Peters


Democratic Betty Letlow PVS FTM 69,817 39%
Republican Betty Peters PVS FTM 108,877 61%
District 4 Democratic Ethel Hall


Democratic Yvette M. Richardson PVS FTM 95,434 64%
Republican Tom Dooley PVS FTM 53,890 36%
District 6 Republican David Byers


Democratic Kimberly Harbin Drake PVS FTM 42,874 22%
Republican Charles Elliott PVS FTM 152,047 78%
District 8 Democratic Mary Jane Caylor


Democratic Mary Ruth Yates PVS FTM 71,738 37%
Republican Mary Scott Hunter PVS FTM 122,448 63%

State Senate[edit]

All 35 seats of the Alabama Senate were up for election in 2010.

Prior to the election the Democrats held a 20-14 edge; after the election the GOP captured control 22-12 (one seat is vacant).

State House of Representatives[edit]

All 105 seats in the Alabama House of Representatives were up for election in 2010.

Prior to the election the Democrats had a 60-44 edge; after the election the GOP took control 62-42 (one seat is vacant).

Judicial positions[edit]

Multiple judicial positions will be up for election in 2010.

Supreme Court[edit]

State Office Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes  %
Place 1 Republican Patricia Smith


Democratic Rhonda Chambers 535,623 37%
Republican Kelli Wise 909,039 63%
Place 2 Republican Michael Bolin


Republican Michael Bolin 903,767 63%
Democratic Tom Edwards 535,975 37%
Place 3 Republican Tom Parker


Democratic Mac Parsons 589,429 41%
Republican Tom Parker 846,134 59%

Civil Appeals Court[edit]

State Office Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes  %
Place 1 Republican Tommy Bryan


Democratic Deborah Paseur 590,952 41%
Republican Tommy Bryan 840,459 59%

Ballot measures[edit]

Two measures have been certified for the 2010 statewide election. The propane gas amendment on the Jun 1 ballot failed, and the Blount County sales tax measure will be on the November 2 ballot. All four of the measures on the November 2 ballot failed.

Local[edit]

Many elections for county offices will also be held on November 2, 2010.

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