2018 Election Election qualification update | CullmanSense

2018 Election

Election qualification update

CULLMAN - Here’s an updated list of candidates who’ve qualified to run in the 2018 general election. The Tribune’s previous list included candidates who had not yet qualified, but who were reported as being in the process of qualifying.  The list below contains only those candidates positively known to have completed the process and successfully qualified as of 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26.  Candidates have until Feb. 9 to qualify.

Governor

Kay Ivey - R, incumbent

Tommy Battle - R

Sue Bell Cobb - D

James Fields - D, from Cullman County

Bill Hightower - R

Michael McAllister - R

Walt Maddox - D

 

Lt. Governor

Vacated by Kay Ivey upon appointment to post of governor

Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh - R

Rusty Glover - R

 

Secretary of State

John Merrill - R, incumbent

Lula Albert - D

Heather Milam - D

 

State Attorney General

Incumbent has not yet qualified

Chess Bedsole - R

Chris Christie - D

 

U.S. House District 4

Robert Aderholt - R, incumbent

Anthony Blackmon - R

 

Alabama House District 9

Incumbent not seeking reelection

James Bowling - R

Justin Morrow - R

Scott Stadthagen - R

 

Alabama House District 11

Randall Shedd - R, incumbent

 

Alabama House District 12

Corey Harbison - R, incumbent

 

Alabama Senate District 4

Paul Bussman - R, incumbent

 

32nd Judicial Circuit (Cullman County) Circuit Judges

Greg Nicholas - R, incumbent

Martha Williams - R, incumbent

 

Cullman County District Judge

Wells “Rusty” Turner - R, incumbent

 

Cullman County Probate Judge

Tammy Brown - R, incumbent

 

Circuit Court Clerk

Lisa McSwain - R, incumbent

 

Cullman County Commission, eastside Associate Commissioner

Kerry Watson - R, incumbent

 

Cullman County Commission, westside Associate Commissioner

Garry Marchman - R, incumbent

Andy Coffee - R

 

Cullman County Sheriff

Matt Gentry - R, incumbent

 

Cullman County Coroner

Jeremy Kilpatrick - R, incumbent

 

Cullman County Board of Education, Fairview

Incumbent not seeking reelection

Bill Ballew - R

 

Cullman County Board of Education, Good Hope

Jason Speegle - R, incumbent

Kerry Neighbors - R

 

Cullman County Board of Education, Hanceville

Kenny Brockman - R, incumbent

 

Cullman County Board of Education, Vinemont

Mike Graves - R, incumbent

 

Ballot measures

As of Jan 26, the only measure on the state ballot for the 2018 election is a State Abortion Policy Amendment, which reads:

“Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended; to declare and otherwise affirm that it is the public policy of this state to recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, most importantly the right to life in all manners and measures appropriate and lawful; and to provide that the constitution of this state does not protect the right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.”

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