U.S. Senate Special Election

Doug Jones and Roy Moore Vary Widely on Top Issues in Senate Race – BirminghamWatch

BirminghamWatch’s Glenn Stephens took a look at where US Senate candidates Roy Moore and Doug Jones stand on key issues. Here’s their story.   Doug Jones and Roy Moore Alabama voters will choose between candidates with contrasting views on topics ranging from health care to abortion, and taxation to immigration when they vote for a new U.S. […]

James Paul Beretta (R)

Name: James Paul Beretta Age: 58 Residence: Indian Springs Political races run: None Political offices held: None Professional experience: Alabama Anesthesia, 1992-1996; Dr. James P Beretta PC, 1996-2017. Education: Providence College, bachelor of arts, 1981; Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine (Nova), doctor of osteopathic medicine, 1988; Atlantic City Medical Center, intern, 1988-1989; University of Medicine […]

Charles Nana (D)

Name: Charles Nana Age: 52 Residence: Hoover Political races run: U.S. Senate, 2016 Democratic primary Political offices held: None Professional experience: Management consultant, past 25 years; Wasalos Consulting, 2006-present; previously employed by GE Plastics, GE Medical Systems, GE Capital and U.S. Steel; certified management professional. Education: Howard University, bachelor of science, mechanical engineering, 1992; Catholic […]

Doug Jones (D)

Name: Doug Jones Age: 63 Residence: Birmingham Political races run: None Political offices held, including dates: Appointed U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, 1997-2001. Professional experience: Staff counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, working for Sen. Howell Heflin, 1979-1980; assistant U.S. attorney in Birmingham, 1980-1984; private law practice in Birmingham, 1984-1997; nominated […]

Jason Fisher (D)

Name: Jason Fisher Age: 46 Residence: Orange Beach Political races run: None Political offices held: None Professional experience: Vice president and senior consultant, Ruffalo Noel Levitz, 1991-2005, 2008-present; doctor of philosophy in Christian clinical psychology, Dayspring University, 2013; executive director and vice president for public relations, The Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society, 2014-2016. Education: […]

Joseph F. Breault (R)

Name: Joseph F. Breault Age: 30 Residence: Prattville Political races run: Republican nominee for Utah House of Representatives, 2016 Political offices held: None Professional experience: U.S. Navy, religious program specialist, 2006-2011; U.S. Army Reserve chaplain, 2011-2015; U.S. Air Force Reserve chaplain, 2015-present. Education: Liberty University, bachelor of science, multidisciplinary studies, 2011; Iliff School of Theology, master of […]

Luther J. Strange (R)

Name: Luther J. Strange Age: 64 Residence: Montgomery Political races run: Lieutenant governor, 2006; Alabama attorney general, 2010 and 2014. Political offices held: Alabama attorney general, 2010-2017; appointed to U.S. Senate by former Gov. Robert Bentley, Feb. 19, 2017. Professional experience: Sonat Offshore, lawyer, 1980-1985; Sonat, 1985-1994; registered lobbyist in Washington for Sonat and Transocean […]

Mary W. Maxwell (R)

Name: Mary W. Maxwell Age: 70 Residence: Tuscaloosa Political experience: Ran for U.S. House of Representatives in New Hampshire, 2006. Political offices held: None Professional experience: Author of 12 books on evolutionary biology and law; has produced plays aimed at freeing wrongly incarcerated men. Civic experience: Lived in Australia with her husband, a physician, for […]

Michael Hansen (D)

Name: Michael Hansen Age: 35 Residence: Irondale Political races run: None Political offices held: None Professional experience: Marketing and public relations coordinator, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2008-2011; director of public relations, The Modern Brand, 2011-2013; co-founder, Mud Pie Creative Lab, 2012-present; executive director, Gasp, 2013-present. Education: University of Memphis, bachelor of business administration in marketing management, […]

Morris J. “Mo” Brooks Jr. (R)

Name: Morris J. “Mo” Brooks Jr. Age: 63 Residence: Huntsville Political races run: 5th Congressional District, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016; lieutenant governor, 2006. Political offices held: Alabama House of Representatives, 1982-1991; Madison County district attorney, 1991-1992; Madison County Commission, 1996-2011; U.S. House of Representatives, 5th Congressional District, 2011-present. Professional experience: Tuscaloosa district attorney, 1980; law […]

Randolph “Randy” Brinson (R)

Name: Randolph “Randy” Brinson Age: 50 Residence: Montgomery Political races run: None Political offices held: None Professional experience: Staff gastroenterologist, Maxwell Air Force Base, 1987-1989; private medical practice, 1989-present. Education: Valdosta State University; University of Florida College of Medicine; Medical College of Georgia, gastroenterology fellowship. Civic experience: Founder in 2003 of Redeem the Vote, which […]

Robert Kennedy Jr. (D)

Name: Robert Kennedy Jr. Age: 47 Residence: Prichard Political races: None Political offices held: None Professional experience: U.S. Navy, 1992-2001; Harrah’s Entertainment, 2002-2007; Toys “R” Us, 2007-2010; Sears Holding Co., 2010-2012; Precision Dermatology Inc., 2012-2013. Education: U.S. Naval Academy, bachelor of science in political science, 1992; Naval Postgraduate School, master of science in human resource […]

Roy S. Moore (R)

Name: Roy S. Moore Age: 70 Residence: Gallant Political races run: Etowah County circuit judge, 1982; district attorney, 1986; circuit judge, 1994; chief justice of Alabama, 2000 and 2012; governor, 2006 and 2010. Political offices held: Circuit judge in Etowah County, 1992-2000; chief justice of Alabama, 2000 until ousted in 2003 for refusing to remove […]

Lee “Trip” Pittman (R)

Name: Lee “Trip” Pittman Age: 57 Residence: Montrose Political races run: Alabama Senate, 2007, 2010, 2014 Political offices held: Alabama Senate, 2007-present Professional experience: Pittman Tractor Co., founder and owner. Education: University of Alabama, bachelor’s in commerce and business administration, 1982. Civic experience: Member, Baldwin County Planning and Zoning Commission and Bayside Academy board of […]

Vann Caldwell (D)

Name: Vann Caldwell Age: Age 33 Residence: Talladega Political races run: Mayor of Talladega, 2003 and 2015; Tuscaloosa City Council, 2009; Talladega County constable, 2016. Political offices held: Talladega County constable, 2016-present. Professional experience: Public safety agency at the University of Alabama, 2007-2013; researcher for U.S. District Judge Scott Coogler, 2010-2014; owner, Caldwell Protection LLC, […]

Will Boyd (D)

Name: Will Boyd Age: 45 Residence: Florence Political races run: Greenville, Illinois, City Council, 2009; U.S. Senate, Illinois, 2010; 5th Congressional District, Alabama, 2016. Political offices held: Greenville, Illinois, City Council, 2009-2011; chairman, Lauderdale County Democratic Executive Committee, 2017; committee coordinator, Lauderdale County Democratic Executive Committee, 2016-17. Professional experience: Engineering student assistant, South Carolina Electric […]

Bryan Peeples (R)

Name: Bryan Peeples Age: 37 Residence: Birmingham Political races run: None Political offices held: None Professional experience: President and CEO, Peeples Consulting. Education: Not available. Civic experience: Not available. Main issues: His plan includes individual and corporate tax reform; healthcare reform with a repeal of Obamacare and five-point point plan to open the market up […]


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