Alabama elections, 2010
|Elections in Alabama|
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.
- 1 Federal
- 2 State
- 2.1 Governor
- 2.2 Lieutenant Governor
- 2.3 Secretary of State
- 2.4 Attorney General
- 2.5 Treasurer
- 2.6 Auditor
- 2.7 Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries
- 2.8 Public Service Commissioner
- 2.9 State Board of Education
- 2.10 State Senate
- 2.11 State House of Representatives
- 2.12 Judicial positions
- 2.13 Ballot measures
- 3 Local
- 4 References
- 5 External links
United States Senate
United States House
All seven Alabama seats in the United States House of Representatives were up for election in 2010.
|Governor||Republican||Bob Riley||term-limited||Republican||Robert J. Bentley||857,162||58%|
Incumbent Lieutenant Governor Jim Folsom, Jr. was defeated in his bid for an unprecedented fourth term as Lieutenant Governor.
|Lt. Governor||Democratic||Jim Folsom, Jr.||defeated||Republican||Kay Ivey||761,125||52%|
|Democratic||Jim Folsom, Jr.||715,965||48%|
Secretary of State
Incumbent Secretary of State Beth Chapman was successful in her bid for a second term.
|Secretary of State||Republican||Beth Chapman||reelected||Republican||Beth Chapman||900,619||62%|
|Democratic||Scott Gilliland PVS FTM||543,902||38%|
Incumbent Attorney General Troy King lost his re-election bid in the GOP primary.
|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%|
Incumbent Treasurer Kay Ivey did not seek re-election, instead successfully running for Lieutenant Governor.
|Treasurer||Republican||Kay Ivey||open seat||Democratic||Charley Grimsley PVS FTM||579,860||40%|
|Republican||Young Boozer PVS FTM||872,596||60%|
|Auditor||Republican||Samantha Shaw||running||Democratic||Miranda Karrine Joseph PVS FTM||529,251||36.64|
Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries
|Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries||Democratic||Ron Sparks||running for Governor||Democratic||Glen Zorn PVS FTM||580,428||40%|
Public Service Commissioner
|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
|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%|
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
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).
Multiple judicial positions will be up for election in 2010.
|Place 1||Republican||Patricia Smith||Democratic||Rhonda Chambers||535,623||37%|
|Place 2||Republican||Michael Bolin||Republican||Michael Bolin||903,767||63%|
|Place 3||Republican||Tom Parker||Democratic||Mac Parsons||589,429||41%|
Civil Appeals Court
|Place 1||Republican||Tommy Bryan||Democratic||Deborah Paseur||590,952||41%|
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.
Many elections for county offices will also be held on November 2, 2010.
- Elections from the Alabama Secretary of State
- Candidates for Alabama State Offices at Project Vote Smart
- Alabama Candidate List at Imagine Election - Search for candidates by address or zip code
- Alabama Polls at Pollster.com
- 2010 House and Senate Campaign Finance for Alabama at the Federal Election Commission
- Alabama Congressional Races in 2010 campaign finance data from OpenSecrets.org
- Alabama 2010 campaign finance data from Follow the Money