Alabama Democratic Party

Alabama Democratic Party
Chairman Judge Mark Kennedy
Senate leader Roger Bedford
House leader Craig Ford
Headquarters 501 Adams Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104
Ideology Liberalism, Conservatism, Modern American Liberalism, Centrism
National affiliation Democratic Party
Official colors Blue
Seats in the Upper House
12 / 35
Seats in the Lower House
40 / 105
Politics of the United States
Political parties

The Alabama Democratic Party is the local branch of the Democratic Party in the state of Alabama. It is chaired by Judge Mark Kennedy. The Executive Director is Bradley Davidson.

Federally, Alabama has not voted for a Democrat for President since Jimmy Carter was the nominee in 1976. In Congress, Democrats hold one out of Alabama's seven seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and do not hold either of the state's U.S. Senate seats.

In the legislature, it is now the minority party, having lost control in 2010 after 136 years. Democrats are also the minority party in statewide offices. Of 19 statewide appellate court positions, Democrats only maintain the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (Sue Bell Cobb). Alabama also elects statewide a three member Public Service Commission (a regulatory agency) in which the Party holds two of three positions.

Locally however, Democrats are still the majority party, holding about 65% of county offices, including circuit and district judges, circuit clerks, sheriffs, county commissions, school boards, coroners and various tax and revenue positions.


Current elected officials

Member of Congress

U.S. House of Representatives

  • Terri Sewell

Statewide offices

  • None

State Legislature

Chronology of Chairs

2011-present | Mark Kennedy

2005-2011 | Joe Turnham

2001-2005 | Redding Pitt

1998-2001 | Jack Miller

1996-1998 | Joe Turnham

1992-1996 | Bill Blount

1991-1992 | Jack Hurley

1984-1991 | John Baker

1980-1984 | John Knight

1977-1980 | George Lewis Bailes

1966-1977 | Bob Vance

1955-1966 | Roy Mayhall

Chronology of Executive Directors

2011-present | Bradley Davidson

2004-2011 | Jim Spearman

2003-2004 | Mike Kanarick

2001-2003 | Marsha Folsom

2000-2001 | Phillip Kinney

2000-2000 | Wade Perry

1998-2000 | Giles Perkins

199?-1997 | Al LaPierre

See also

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