Here are the candidates for Birmingham and state-wide elections

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If you’re like me, in the past few days you’ve noticed a plethora of campaign signs going up around town. And while most of us may be “electioned out” after December’s special Senate seat election, another election will soon be upon us. Candidates had until February 9th to meet the qualifications to run in party primaries, which are scheduled for June 5th, 2018. Bham Now has your guide to who’s running – from statewide offices to your local elected officials.

Statewide Offices

Governor

I think everyone and their mother decided to run for governor this year. Seriously, there are A LOT of candidates.

Democratic candidates

Sue Bell Cobb
governor candidate
Sue Bell Cobb – via suebellcobb2018.com

Known For: former Chief Justice of Alabama Supreme Court

Platform: Expand Medicaid, workforce training, gas tax and optional toll roads to repair infrastructure, lottery to fund education, reform criminal justice system

Website: http://www.suebellcobb2018.com

 

Christopher A. Countryman
governor candidate
Christopher Countryman – via Christopher A. Countryman for Governor on Facebook

Known For: founding member of Equality Wiregrass

Platform: Job creation, Medicaid expansion, education reform, clean energy solutions, justice system reform, increase minimum wage, budget reform

Website: www.rethinkalabama.com

 

James Fields
governor candidate
James Fields- via James Fields for Governor on Facebook

Known For: Former state representative

Platform: TBA

Website: https://www.facebook.com/jamesfieldsgovernor/

 

Walt Maddox
governor candidate
Walt Maddox – via Walt Maddox on Facebook

Known For: Mayor of Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Platform: workforce training, rebuild infrastructure, expand Medicaid

Wesbite: www.waltmaddox.com

 

 

Anthony White
governor candidate
Anthony White – via Anthony B. White for Alabama Governor 2018 on Facebook

Known For: Minister

Platform: human rights, vote on lottery, healthcare, education, veterans care, jobs

Website: https://www.facebook.com/abwhite4gov/

 

Doug “New Blue” Smith

No Campaign Information Found

 

Republican Candidates

Tommy Battle
governor candidate
Tommy Battle – via huntsvillehistorycollection.org

Known For: Mayor of Huntsville, Alabama

Platform: Three “E’s” – Ethics, Education, and Economy

Website: http://www.tommybattle.com

 

Slade Blackwell
governor candidate
Slade Blackwell -via Trussville Tribune

Known For: State Senator from Alabama’s 15th District

Platform: TBA

 

Scott Dawson
governor candidate
Scott Dawson – via Hoover Sun

Known For: Evangelist

Platform: optional pre-K, state and faith based drug rehab, drug testing for high school students in extracurricular activites

Website: http://www.scottdawson.com

 

Bill Hightower
governor candidate
Bill Hightower – via billhightower.com

Known For: State Senator

Platform: healthcare overhaul, school choice and competition in education, spending reform, small business development, lower taxes, pro-life

Website: http://www.billhightower.com

Kay Ivey
governor candidate
Governor Kay Ivey

Known For: Incumbent Governor of Alabama

Platform: TBA

 

Michael McAllister

No campaign information found.

 

 

Lieutenant Governor

Democratic Candidates

Will Boyd
candidate
Will Boyd – via ballotpedia.com

Known For: Florence pastor

Website: https://www.facebook.com/willboydforalabama/

Republican Candidates

Will Ainsworth
candidate
Will Ainsworth – via mclo.org

Known For: State Representative

Website: https://www.ainsworthforalabama.com/

Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh
candidate
Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh – via votesmart.org

Known For: President of Public Service Commission

Wesbite: http://twinkleforalabama.com

Rusty Glover
candidate
Rusty Glover – via rustyglover.com

Known For: State Representative

Website: http://www.rustyglover.com

Attorney General

Democratic Candidates

Chris Christie

Joseph Siegelman

Republican Candidates

Chess Bedsole

Troy King

Steve Marshall

Alice Martin

Local Offices

US House of Representatives – District 6

Democratic Candidates

Danner Kline

Website: https://www.votedannerkline.com/

Republican Candidates

Gary Palmer

Website: http://palmerforalabama.com/

 

US House of Representatives – District 7

Democratic candidates

Terri Sewell

Website: http://sewellforcongress.com

Republican Candidates:

None

Jefferson County District Judges

Democratic Candidates

Lashunta “Shun” White-Boler – District Judge, Jefferson County Place 3
Frederic Bolling – District Judge, Jefferson County Place 3
Clotele H. Brantley – District Judge, Jefferson County Place 3
Pamela Wilson Cousins – District Judge, Jefferson County Place 3
Stephanie A. Hunter – District Judge Jefferson County Place 3
Lashunta “Shun” White-Boler – District Judge, Jefferson County Place 3
Katrina Ross – District Judge, Jefferson County Place 6
Alan Summers – District Judge, Jefferson County Place 8
Kechia Davis – District Judge, Jefferson County Place 9
Glenda Freeman – District Judge, Jefferson County Place 9
Debra Weston-Pickens – District Judge, Jefferson County Place 9
Sheila Weil – District Judge, Jefferson County Place 9
Lou Willie – District Judge, Jefferson County Place 9
Chuantae Brown – District Judge, Jefferson County Place 11
Horace Kynard – District Judge, Jefferson County Place 11
Thomas Thrash – District Judge, Jefferson County Place 11
Amyrtle M. Allen – District Judge, Jefferson County Place 12
Lorraine Pringle – District Judge, Jefferson County Place 12

Republican Candidates

Davis Lawley – District Judge, Jefferson County Place 3

Jill Ganus – District Judge, Jefferson County Place 11

Jefferson County Circuit Clerk

Democratic Candidates

Jackie Anderson-Smith
Sarah E. “Sarah Beth” Conkle
Cheri Adams Gardner
Venetta Lee
Stephanie J. Muhammad
Thomas W. Parchman, III
Eyrika L. Parker
Elizabeth McGowen Watkins
Ralph Young

Republican Candidates

Phillip Brown

 

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