Alabama Democratic Party

Alabama Democratic Party

Alabama Democratic Party
Chairperson Nancy Worley
Senate leader Quinton Ross
House leader Craig Ford
Headquarters Montgomery, AL
Ideology Liberalism
Progressivism
Social liberalism
National affiliation Democratic Party
Colors Blue
Seats in the Upper House
8 / 35
Seats in the Lower House
33 / 105
Website
aldemocrats.org

The Alabama Democratic Party is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the state of Alabama. It is chaired by Nancy Worley.

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. The only Vice President from Alabama was a Democrat, William Rufus King who ran with Franklin Pierce in 1852. However, King died the following year without ever executing a single duty of the office.

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 maintained the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (Sue Bell Cobb) until Cobb's resignation in 2011.

Current elected officials

Member of Congress

U.S. House of Representatives

Statewide offices

  • None

State Legislature

Chronology of Chairs

Chronology of Executive Directors

  • 199?-1997: Al LaPierre
  • 1998-2000: Giles Perkins
  • 2000: Wade Perry
  • 2000-2001: Phillip Kinney
  • 2001-2003: Marsha Folsom
  • 2003-2004: Mike Kanarick
  • 2004-2011: Jim Spearman
  • 2011-2013: Bradley Davidson

See also

External links

  • Alabama Democratic Party
  • Alabama College Democrats
  • Alabama Democratic Conference