2018 Alabama State Senate election

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Alabama State Senate elections, 2018

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All 35 seats in the Alabama Senate
18 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Del Marsh Billy Beasley
Party Republican Democratic
Leader's seat 12th 28th
Last election 26+1[a] 8
Seats before 26+1[a] 8
Seats won 27 8
Seat change Increase1 Steady
Popular vote 945,469 527,696
Percentage 62.79% 35.05%
Swing Increase1.19% Decrease0.14%

President pro tempore before election

Del Marsh
Republican

Elected President pro tempore

Del Marsh
Republican

The 2018 Alabama State Senate elections are taking place as part of the biennial United States elections. Alabama voters will elect state senators in all 35 of the state Senate's districts. State senators serve four-year terms in the Alabama State Senate. A statewide map of Alabama's state Senate districts can be obtained from the Alabama State Legislature here, and individual district maps can be obtained from the U.S. Census here.[1]

A primary election on June 5, 2018 and a runoff election on July 17, 2018 determined which candidates appear on the November 6 general election ballot. Primary election results can be obtained from the Alabama Secretary of State's website.[2]

Following the 2014 state Senate elections, Republicans maintained effective control of the House with a 27 seat majority--26 Republican members and 1 Independent who caucuses with the Republicans. Democrats hold 8 seats following the 2014 elections.

To claim control of the chamber from Republicans, the Democrats would need to net 10 Senate seats.

Summary of Results by State Senate District[3][edit]

District Incumbent Party Elected Senator Party
1st Tim Melson Republican Tim Melson Republican
2nd William L. Holtzclaw Republican Tom Butler Republican
3rd Arthur Orr Republican Arthur Orr Republican
4th Paul Bussman Republican Garlan Gudger Republican
5th Greg Reed Republican Greg Reed Republican
6th Larry Stutts Republican Larry Stutts Republican
7th Paul Sanford Republican Sam Givhan Republican
8th Steve Livingston Republican Steve Livingston Republican
9th Clay Scofield Republican Clay Scofield Republican
10th Phillip W. "Phil" Williams Republican Andrew Jones Republican
11th Jim McClendon Republican Jim McClendon Republican
12th Del Marsh Republican Del Marsh Republican
13th Gerald Dial Republican Randy Price Republican
14th Cam Ward Republican Cam Ward Republican
15th Mark Slade Blackwell Republican Dan Roberts Republican
16th J.T. "Jabo" Waggoner Republican J.T. "Jabo" Waggoner Republican
17th Shay Shelnutt Republican Shay Shelnutt Republican
18th Rodger Smitherman Democrat Rodger Smitherman Democrat
19th Priscilla Dunn Democrat Priscilla Dunn Democrat
20th Linda Coleman-Madison Democrat Linda Coleman-Madison Democrat
21st Gerald H. Allen Republican Gerald H. Allen Republican
22nd Greg Albritton Republican Greg Albritton Republican
23rd Hank Sanders Democrat Malika Sanders-Fortier Democrat
24th Bobby D. Singleton Democrat Bobby D. Singleton Democrat
25th Dick Brewbaker Republican Will Barfoot Republican
26th David Burkette Democrat David Burkette Democrat
27th Tom Whatley Republican Tom Whatley Republican
28th William Beasley Democrat William Beasley Democrat
29th Harri Anne Smith Independent[b] Donnie Chesteen Republican
30th Clyde Chambliss Republican Clyde Chambliss Republican
31st Jimmy Holley Republican Jimmy Holley Republican
32nd Lee "Trip" Pittman Republican Chris Elliott Republican
33rd Vivian Davis Figures Democrat Vivian Davis Figures Democrat
34th Rusty Glover Republican Jack Williams Republican
35th Bill Hightower Republican David Sessions Republican

Detailed Results by State Senate District[4][2][edit]

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35

Source: [1]

District 1[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Melson (incumbent) 33,141 67.643
Democratic Caroline Self 15,830 32.310
Many Write-Ins 23 0.047
Total votes 48,994 100.0
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Butler 31,997 54.627
Democratic Amy Wasyluka 26,911 45.641
Many Write-Ins 54 0.091
Total votes 58,962 100.0
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Arthur Orr (incumbent) 37,295 97.335
Write-Ins 1,021 2.665
Total votes 38,316 100.0
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Garlan Gudger 39,817 99.146
Write-Ins 343 0.854
Total votes 40,160 100.0
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Reed (incumbent) 42,404 98.842
Write-Ins 497 1.158
Total votes 42,901 100.0
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Johnny Mack Morrow 21,796 48.846
Republican Larry Stutts (incumbent) 22,683 50.834
Write-Ins 143 0.320
Total votes 44,622 100.0

District 7[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Deborah Barros 24,363 44.722
Republican Sam Givhan 30,080 55.217
Write-Ins 33 0.061
Total votes 54,476 100.0

District 8[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Livingston (incumbent) 37,913 98.327
Write-Ins 645 1.673
Total votes 38,558 100.0
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Clay Scofield (incumbent) 35,192 98.572
Write-Ins 510 1.428
Total votes 35,702 100.0
Republican hold

District 10[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Craig Ford[c] 16,759 39.210
Republican Andrew Jones 25,902 60.601
Write-Ins 81 0.190
Total votes 42,742 100.0

District 11[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carl Carter 11,411 23.953
Republican Jim McClendon (incumbent) 36,192 75.970
Write-Ins 37 0.078
Total votes 47,640 100.0

District 12[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Del Marsh (incumbent) 27,416 64.501
Democratic Jim Williams 15,010 35.313
Write-Ins 79 0.186
Total votes 42,505 100.0

District 13[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Darrell Turner 12,839 28.861
Republican Randy Price 31,614 71.065
Write-Ins 33 0.074
Total votes 44,486 100.0

District 14[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry McDonald 13,173 27.347
Republican Cam Ward (incumbent) 34,957 72.572
Write-Ins 39 0.081
Total votes 48,169 100.0

District 15[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Laura Casey (withdrawn)
Republican Dan Roberts 44,792 97.421
Write-Ins 1,186 2.579
Total votes 45,978 100.0

District 16[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lindsey Deckard 21,851 37.066
Republican Jabo Waggoner (incumbent) 37,068 62.880
Write-Ins 32 0.054
Total votes 58,951 100.0

District 17[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shay Shelnutt (incumbent) 45,964 98.306
Write-Ins 792 1.694
Total votes 46,756 100.0
Republican hold

District 18[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rodger Smitherman (incumbent) 39,819 98.350
Write-Ins 668 1.650
Total votes 40,487 100.0
Democratic hold

District 19[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Priscilla Dunn (incumbent) 38,668 98.184
Write-Ins 715 1.816
Total votes 39,383 100.0
Democratic hold

District 20[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linda Coleman-Madison (incumbent) 36,478 98.345
Write-Ins 614 1.655
Total votes 37,092 100.0
Democratic hold

District 21[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Allen (incumbent) 33,368 67.512
Democratic Rick Burnham 16,005 32.382
Write-Ins 52 0.105
Total votes 49,425 100.0

District 22[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Albritton (incumbent) 34,507 98.544
Write-Ins 510 1.456
Total votes 35,017 100.0
Republican hold

District 23[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Malika Sanders-Fortier 30,193 65.527
Independent Mark Story 15,796 34.282
Write-Ins 88 0.191
Total votes 46,077 100.0

District 24[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bobby Singleton (incumbent) 37,394 98.488
Write-Ins 574 1.512
Total votes 37,968 100.0
Democratic hold

District 25[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Will Barfoot 33,029 61.252
Democratic David Sadler 20,866 38.696
Write-Ins 28 0.052
Total votes 53,923 100.0

District 26[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Burkette (incumbent) 31,973 80.171
Republican D.J. Johnson 7,863 19.716
Write-Ins 45 0.113
Total votes 39,881 100.0

District 27[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nancy Carlton Bendinger 20,587 40.865
Republican Tom Whatley (incumbent) 29,741 59.036
Write-Ins 50 0.099
Total votes 50,378 100.0

District 28[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Billy Beasley (incumbent) 28,445 97.471
Write-Ins 738 2.529
Total votes 29,183 100.0
Democratic hold

District 29[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Donnie Chesteen 34,273 93.222
Write-Ins 2,492 6.778
Total votes 36,765 100.0
Republican hold

District 30[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Clyde Chambliss, Jr. (incumbent) 35,259 98.105
Write-Ins 681 1.895
Total votes 35,940 100.0
Republican hold

District 31[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jimmy Holley (incumbent) 33,137 98.484
Write-Ins 510 1.516
Total votes 33,647 100.0
Republican hold

District 32[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Elliott 45,726 74.955
Democratic Jason Fisher 15,193 24.905
Write-Ins 86 0.141
Total votes 61,005 100.0

District 33[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vivian Davis Figures (incumbent) 34,995 98.605
Write-Ins 495 1.395
Total votes 35,490 100.0
Democratic hold

District 34[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jack Williams 35,093 97.758
Write-Ins 805 2.242
Total votes 35,898 100.0
Republican hold

District 35[edit]

General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Holmes 13,896 32.332
Republican David Sessions 29,046 67.582
Write-Ins 37 0.086
Total votes 42,979 100.0
  1. ^ a b Independent Harri Anne Smith from Senate District 29 is an Independent who caucuses with the Republicans.
  2. ^ Sen. Smith is an Independent who caucuses with the Republicans.
  3. ^ Craig Ford was a Democratic member of the Alabama House of Representatives, but is running for the Alabama Senate as an Independent.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Permanant [sic] Legislative Committee on Reapportionment". Alabama Legislature. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "2018 Election Information". Alabama Secretary of State. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  3. ^ "Alabama State Senate elections, 2018". Ballotpedia. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  4. ^ "Alabama State Senate elections, 2018". Ballotpedia. Retrieved September 7, 2018.