Congratulations to the five individuals from Madison County who were elected to fill bonus seats on the Alabama Republican Executive Committee. After five rounds of voting, the committee elected:
Marcia St. Louis
The Alabama Republican Party will present the 2014 Winter Dinner featuring Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul on Friday, February 20, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel, 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, AL 36104.
The schedule includes: 5:00 pm Round Table; 6:00 pm Reception; 7:00 pm Dinner. Tickets for General Admission are $150, and other ticket options and sponsorships are also available. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Megan McIllwain at the ALGOP office: 205-212-5900 or firstname.lastname@example.org You may also visit the ALGOP website for information/purchase tickets: http://algop.org/2015-winter-dinner
The Montgomery Renaissance is offering a special hotel room rate of $120 until January 13. You can reserve your room by calling the hotel at 877-545-0311 or 334-481-5000.
Congratulations to the new Madison County Republican Executive Committee officers!
Chairman: Sam Givhan
Vice Chairman: Brad Taylor
Secretary: Kathy Linden
Treasurer: Leah Hitt
Policy Committee, At Large Place 1: Elbert Peters
Policy Committee, At Large Place 2: Frances Taylor
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)