2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama

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2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama

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Alabama's seven seats in the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 6 1
Seats won 6 1
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 1,222,018 621,911
Percentage 64.67% 32.91%
Swing Decrease0.51% Increase2.22%

The 2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama were held on November 8, 2016, to elect the seven U.S. Representatives from the state of Alabama, one from each of the state's seven congressional districts. The elections coincided with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections. The primaries were held on March 1.

District 1[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Bradley Byrne, who has represented the district since 2013. He was re-elected with 68% of the vote in 2014. The district has a PVI of R+15.

Republican Party[edit]

  • Bradley Byrne, incumbent U.S. Representative
  • Dean Young, businessman and candidate for this seat in 2013

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bradley Byrne (incumbent) 71,310 60.1
Republican Dean Young 47,319 39.9
Total votes 118,629 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Alabama's 1st congressional district, 2016[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bradley Byrne (incumbent) 208,083 96.4
n/a Write-ins 7,810 3.6
Total votes 215,893 100.0
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Martha Roby, who has represented the district since 2011. She was re-elected with 67% of the vote in 2014. The district has a PVI of R+17.

Rob John had filed paperwork with the FEC to run as an Independent.[3] After Gerritson declared her candidacy John announced that he was suspending his campaign and endorsing her.[4]

Republican Party[edit]

  • Becky Gerritson, tea party activist[5]
  • Martha Roby, incumbent U.S. Representative
  • Robert L. "Bob" Rogers

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Martha Roby (incumbent) 78,689 66.4
Republican Becky Gerritson 33,015 27.8
Republican Robert L. "Bob" Rogers 6,856 5.8
Total votes 118,560 100.0

Democratic Party[edit]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Alabama's 2nd congressional district, 2016[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Martha Roby (incumbent) 134,886 48.8
Democratic Nathan Mathis 112,089 40.5
n/a Write-ins 29,609 10.7
Total votes 276,584 100.0
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Mike Rogers, who has represented the district since 2003. He was re-elected with 66% of the vote in 2014. The district has a PVI of R+16.

Republican Party[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers (incumbent) 77,432 76.0
Republican Larry DiChiara 24,474 24.0
Total votes 101,906 100.0

Democratic Party[edit]

  • Jesse Smith, candidate for this seat in 2014

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Alabama's 3rd congressional district, 2016[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers (incumbent) 192,164 66.9
Democratic Jesse Smith 94,549 32.9
n/a Write-ins 391 0.2
Total votes 287,104 100.0
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Robert Aderholt, who has represented the district since 1997. He was re-elected unopposed in 2014. The district has a PVI of R+28.

Republican Party[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Aderholt (incumbent) 86,660 81.2
Republican Phil Norris 20,096 18.8
Total votes 106,756 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Alabama's 4th congressional district, 2016[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Aderholt (incumbent) 235,925 98.5
n/a Write-ins 3,519 1.5
Total votes 239,444 100.0
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Mo Brooks, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 74% of the vote in 2014. The district has a PVI of R+17.

Republican Party[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Alabama's 5th congressional district, 2016[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mo Brooks (incumbent) 205,647 66.7
Democratic Will Boyd, Jr. 102,234 33.2
n/a Write-ins 445 0.1
Total votes 308,326 100.0
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Gary Palmer, who has represented the district since 2015. He was elected with 76% of the vote in 2014. The district has a PVI of R+28

Republican Party[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

  • David Putman[9]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Alabama's 6th congressional district, 2016[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gary Palmer (incumbent) 245,313 74.5
Democratic David J. Putman 83,709 25.4
n/a Write-ins 284 0.1
Total votes 329,306 100.0
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat Terri Sewell, who has represented the district since 2011. She was re-elected without opposition in the general election in 2014. The district has a PVI of D+20.

Democratic Party[edit]

Republican Party[edit]

David Van Williams originally qualified to run for this district as a Republican, but was removed from the ballot.[10]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Alabama's 7th congressional district, 2016[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Terri Sewell (incumbent) 229,330 98.4
n/a Write-ins 3,698 1.6
Total votes 233,028 100.0
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2016 Primary Election Official Results, March 1, 2016". Alabama Secretary of State. Retrieved May 13, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "General Election Results November 8, 2016" (PDF). Alabama Secretary of State. Retrieved Dec 14, 2016.
  3. ^ "FEC Form 2 Statement of Candidacy - Robert E. John, Jr" (PDF). Federal Election Commission. July 24, 2015. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  4. ^ John, Rob (October 1, 2015). "So proud of Becky and her family for this decision..." Facebook. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  5. ^ Cason, Mike (October 1, 2015). "Wetumpka Tea Party founder Becky Gerritson challenges Martha Roby for Congress". al.com. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  6. ^ Rice, Mark (October 15, 2015). "Ex-local superintendent running for Congress". Ledger-Enquirer. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  7. ^ Koplowitz, Howard (July 27, 2015). "Aderholt opponent Phil Norris doesn't live in district, but he doesn't have to". al.com. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  8. ^ Little, Jim (July 16, 2015). "Florence pastor announces candidacy for Congress". The Huntsville Times. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  9. ^ Koplowitz, Howard (November 10, 2015). "Democrat David Putman challenging Gary Palmer for Congress". AL.com. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  10. ^ "Amended Certification of Republican Party Candidates (amended 12/2/2015)" (PDF). Alabama Votes. December 2, 2015. Retrieved February 9, 2016.

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