Madison County Republican Headquarters is open!
806 Governors Drive
We also have voting information, sample ballot, and candidate spotlights available at: http://mgop.org/vote
Make plans now to attend the Election Night Victory Party on Tuesday, November 4 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens, 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35805
There is no charge for the event. Light snacks and beverages will be served.
We look forward to seeing you there!
HUNTSVILLE, AL – Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead held a press conference today at the Madison County GOP Headquarters to address the negative ads a liberal national political organization, Southern Progress Action Fund has launched against House Republican candidates this week.
The Southern Progress Action Fund is a non-profit, tax-exempt group that is based in Arkansas and, according to a Bloomberg News report, was created in order to “register voters and make sure they cast ballots.”
They have spent almost $300,000 airing a series of partisan and negative attack ads against Republican candidates in the Montgomery and Huntsville media markets. The group refuses to publicly reveal its funding sources, although a sister organization founded by the same group, the Southern Progress Fund, does disclose its contributors to the IRS.
“The Southern Progress Action Fund was founded by some of the most well-known liberal Democrats in the nation! Ultra-liberals like Howard Dean, a former chairman of the National Democrat Party, and former California Gov. Gray Davis are among its founders and leaders, which is all of the evidence you need to know that it opposes the conservative beliefs and values that most Alabamians hold,” Chairman Armistead stated.
“Their ads contain incomplete, inaccurate and non-factual information, but, just as importantly, they were purchased with money that was not reported to the Alabama Secretary of State’s office under the Fair Campaign Practices Act. These out-of-state liberal Democrats are purposely violating our laws and thumbing their noses at our reporting requirements in order to elect their fellow liberal Democrats to the Alabama Legislature.
“A staggering $297,000 in unreported, undocumented and unaccounted dollars is being spent by an out-of-state group of liberal Democrats in order to influence our legislative elections in Alabama. That’s not only outrageous; it is also, quite possibly, criminal,” Armistead continued.
“It is our duty to demand candid answers from the Southern Progress Action Fund and ask the proper authorities to investigate the group and any candidates, committees or associations working with it in Alabama. Why is an out-of-state, tax exempt, non-profit organization that was created to promote voter registration airing negative ads about candidates in Alabama well after the voter registration deadline has passed? And, why is the group refusing to disclose its donors as required by the Fair Campaign Practices Act since it is airing partisan and negative attack ads against candidates in Alabama? What are they hiding?
“Did they wait until the 11th hour before the election to air their ads because they know they are illegal under Alabama’s campaign laws and could be removed from the air? Why isn’t the IRS, which has targeted TEA Party groups under Obama’s watch, investigating the Southern Progress Action Fund and revoking its tax exempt status?
“These dishonest tactics may work elsewhere, but they won’t work here in Alabama. I believe the people of Alabama will recognize the Southern Progress Action Fund as a group of liberals being funded by liberals to elect liberals. They have no business being in Alabama,” Chairman Armistead concluded.
Jim Patterson is the incumbent Republican candidate for Alabama Representative in district 21.
Jim’s web site is: patterson2014.com
Blake Dorning, Madison County Sheriff
Blake Dorning is the incumbent Sheriff of Madison County, AL. Sheriff Dorning has done a great job serving the citizens of Madison County. Blake is a very personable gentleman who takes a serious approach to his job. In addition to being a great leader, he is well known for his excellent barbecue!
Perhaps the best reason to vote for Blake is his resume (see below). No other candidate will have the qualifications to match Sheriff Blake Dorning.
Born in Huntsville Al.
Three Children Whitney, Meghin, Austin
Madison County Sheriff Department 1983- Present
Jail Operations 1983-1984
Patrol Duties 1984-1988
Crime Scene Investigation 1988-1990
Promoted to Sergeant 1989
Patrol Duties, Crime Scene Duties.
Promoted to Lieutenant 1994
Third Shift Patrol Division
Criminal Investigations Commander 1998
Promoted To Captain 2001
Patrol Division Commander
Sheriff of Madison County January 17, 2003
National Sheriff’s Institute 2003
Alabama Sheriff’s Academy 2003
F.B.I. National Academy Session 206, 2001
Southern Police Institute
23 Other specialized training schools sponsored by the U.S Department of Justice
Hostage/ Crisis Negotiation
Law Enforcement Management
Behavioral Science for Law Enforcement
Special Weapons and Tactics
School Crisis Management
National Sheriff Association Weapons of Mass Destruction
National Sheriff Association Chaplains Committee
Chaplain Alabama Sheriff’s Association
Board Member MC3 of Madison County
Scout Reach of Madison County Board Member
National Children’s Advocacy Center Board Member
Madison DON’T Board
Leadership Huntsville Madison County Class 17
Graduate Sparkman High School 1980
Undergraduate Studies (UAH – Athens State University)
Criminal Justice Studies (University of Louisville – University of Virginia)
Ritchie Whorton is a lifelong conservative Republican that has been in the Owens Cross Roads community for the majority of his life. Ritchie is the co-owner and manager of All Star Pools, Inc., the company he and his business partner founded in 1994. He is a graduate of New Hope High School and Jacksonville State University.
Following graduation from college, Ritchie managed Sharon Johnston Park in New Market and worked for the YMCA where he developed a passion for working with and improving opportunities for the children in the communities that he served. In 1994, after working in various small businesses, Ritchie and a partner incorporated All Star Pools, Inc. As a small business, they have shown consistent growth and development for almost 20 years. Ritchie embraces the challenges of a small-business owner and he has a reputation for standing up for the principles that he believes in.
For the past 30 years, Ritchie has been married to Shirley Spivey Whorton of New Hope. Shirley graduated from the University of Alabama and she is a teacher at Madison County High School in Gurley. Ritchie and Shirley are the proud parents of two daughters, McKenna and Kylee. They love being a part of the communities in which they live and work. The Whorton’s have worshiped at Owens Cross Roads United Methodist Church for 27 years, where Ritchie serves as the Chairperson of the Trustee Committee. He is a member of the North Alabama and New Covenant Emmaus communities and has served both communities in various positions.
A longtime conservative, Ritchie believes in the value of hard work and perseverance. He is a member of the Madison County Home Builders Association, the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of North Alabama, and the Southeast Madison County Business Association. Outside his professional interests, Ritchie enjoys sports, traveling, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.
A business man in Jackson County for over 30 years, Steve Livingston is the owner and manager of Dicus Oil Company. He is a graduate of Scottsboro High School and the University of Alabama.
Civically, Steve is a member and Past President of the Scottsboro Rotary. He also served as Past President of the Scottsboro-Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. He is a founding member of Leadership Jackson County. Previously, he served on the Board of the United Way and is a graduate of Leadership Alabama.
Today, Steve serves on the Scottsboro Industrial Development Board, Board of Directors of the FNB Bank of Scottsboro, Leadership Alabama Regional Council.
He is a member of First United Methodist Church, and is married to the former Sandra Steele, together they have 4 children and 7 grandchildren.
Visit Steve Livingston’s web site at: votestevelivingston.com
The Downtown Republican Women of Huntsville are pleased to announce Scottie Nell Hughes as a speaker in early 2015. More details to follow!
Scottie is the author of ROAR: A New Conservative Woman Speaks Out. Her new book hits stands September 16, 2014. She will have books available for purchase at the luncheon. Scottie currently serves as news director, spokeswoman, and chief contributor for the Tea Party News Network. She also appears on Fox News and other national media weekly. Ms. Hughes’s website is http://scottienellhughes.com/
Keith Dye is the candidate for Madison County School Board District 3. Keith has been a small business owner for over 35 years in Industrial Distribution. He is the owner/operator of Salty Bottom Angus Farm where he raises angus cattle and hay. He has a bachelors degree in Executive Business Management from Faulkner University.
Keith has been married for 36 years to his wife Jane Sanders, daughter of Vess and Joyce Sanders of Gurley. Keith’s and Jane’s daughter, Katherine is married to Evan Osmer and parents of Keith’s granddaughter Annabelle.
Keith’s Plan for Your Schools:
Visit Keith Dye’s web site at: DyeDistrict3.com