Election season is here! You have an opportunity to meet our great Republican candidates. We will post information about club meeting and events where you can meet each of our candidates.
The Madison County Republican Men’s Club meets on March 17, at Trinity United Methodist Church at 8:00 AM. See more details here.
Invited Speakers Include:
Local (North Alabama) Candidates
Please join us for breakfast and the opportunity to meet our candidates!
April: Attorney General Candidates
May: Gubernatorial Candidates
The Pachyderm Club meets on February 23, at T&W Operations, 658 Discovery Drive, at 8:00 AM
Invited Speaker Will Be:
Bennett Driggers – Candidate for Probate Judge
Our list of 2018 Republican Candidates are available at mop.org/vote
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sam Givhan, Chairman February 9, 2018 256-426-7010
Madison County GOP Announces Election 2018 Candidates
The official qualifying period for the 2018 Alabama election cycle has ended, and the Madison County Republican Party is honored to release the names of those seeking public office in the county this year:
• Kevin Turner – Sheriff
• Matt Massey – Superintendent of Education
• Frank Barger – Probate Judge
• Bennett Driggers – Probate Judge
• Milburn Gross – Probate Judge
• Tyler Berryhill – Coroner
• Dennis Green – Coroner
• David Young – Coroner
• Nathan Curry – Board of Education District 1
• Angie Bates – Board of Education District 2
• Kenny Johnson – Board of Education District 2
“It’s truly inspiring to see so many people willing to dedicate themselves to public service. I look forward to seeing everyone on the campaign trail this spring. As always, the Madison County GOP is dedicated to ensuring we have an open and honest election process,” Madison County Republican Party Chairman Sam Givhan said.
Qualifying for the Republican Party ticket opened on January 8th at 8:30 AM and ended on February 9th at 5:00 PM.
The Alabama Republican Party primary will be held on June 5, 2018, with any necessary run-off races being held on July 17, 2018. This year’s general election is on November 6, 2018.
The Democrats said “No” to funding the government.
Say “No” to the Democrats in November!
Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama. We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2017
The special election for U.S. Senate will be held on December 12, 2017. This is a critical election to maintain the progress of President Trumps agenda!
We have an Election Information Page
Judge Roy Moore has a campaign page here
A non-affiliated web site has information debunking the Democrats’ allegations.
The Madison Co GOP Headquarters is open Monday – Friday from 10 AM – 5 PM at 807 Shoney Dr Huntsville, AL 35801.
Judge Moore yard signs, bumper stickers, and door hangars are available for pick up.
The ALGOP 150th Birthday Celebration will be held at the Wynfield Estate in Montgomery, AL on Friday, October 6th at 6:00 p.m.
The last day to purchase tickets is September 29th. Get your tickets now to join for us for this once in a lifetime occasion.
The Alabama Republican Party was formed 150 years ago in Montgomery, Alabama in 1867 on June 4th and 5th.
Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan made the following statement celebrating the Alabama Republican Party’s 150th birthday:
“As the Alabama Republican Party celebrates our 150th birthday on Monday, June 5, we remember the patriarchs and matriarchs of our Party who laid a firm conservative political foundation for our state. We celebrate our hard work and remember those that never gave up in the fight to spread our message. We honor the voters of our state who stand shoulder to shoulder with us along with our elected officials who make policies that uphold our platform principles.”
“The ALGOP was the majority party in our state from 1868 until 1874. The Republicans gained back control in 2010, 136 years later. Today, Alabama is currently one of the most Republican states in our nation with one of the largest state parties.
“The Republican Party was founded as an anti-slavery organization. History shows us that our party supported the right for women to vote and demanded freedom and voting rights for African Americans. In 1874, there were 33 Republican African Americans elected to the Alabama State Legislature. It was the Democrat Party who fought against these issues.”
“We are proud to celebrate the formation of the ALGOP 150 years ago and our glorious history of supporting these simple human rights. Today, we are proud to support the rights of the unborn who cannot speak for themselves. Like most Alabamians, we believe that the free market knows best for our nation verses a cumbersome overreaching government. We will continue to fight and guard the principles and values of our Party’s platform.”
“On this sesquicentennial milestone birthday, we pause to recall America’s founding fathers and the great sacrifices they made to preserve our liberty and freedom. We remember those who have served in our military so we may keep the greatest nation on earth free.”
“So, Happy 150th Birthday to our Alabama Republican ‘family’! Your actions, prayers and devotion have changed our state and our nation for the better. We applaud you for remaining invested in our growth and for continuing to guard the historic strides we have made. Join us as we celebrate the past, present and the future of the Alabama Republican Party!”
“It is an honor to stand with our members, supporters and voters to continue our focus on implementing conservative policies for our state and our people. It truly is the best birthday present of all. May God continue to bless our nation and our beloved state. It’s great to be an Alabama Republican!”
Mrs. Terry Lathan
Chairman, Alabama Republican Party
Take a few minutes on this special occasion to read the history of the ALGOP at: www.algop.org/about-us/history-of-algop/
and visit the platform of the Republican National Committee at:
Alabama has a new law that prohibits voters from switching their political party allegiance between a primary and any subsequent runoff election.
The bill’s sponsor, State Sen. Tom Whatley, said, “If you vote in one party’s primary, you can’t switch to the other’s runoff.”
A key part of the rule is that voters aren’t required to cast a primary ballot to be able to vote in the runoff. Basically, the crossover rule only applies to voters that participate in the primary election, then vote in the runoff.
The text of the law reads:
If an elector votes in a primary election, he or she may vote in a subsequent primary runoff election only if he or she voted in the primary election of the same political party for which the runoff election is being held.
Secretary of State John Merrill plans for the law to be enforced during an anticipated September runoff in the race for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The primary election will be August 15, 2017 and the runoff election will be September 26, 2017.
Information on the election is available at https://mgop.org/vote
If you have any questions regarding this new rule, please contact the GOP using our Contact Us form.
At the May 20, 2017 Madison County Republican Mens Club breakfast, Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning announced that he will not seek reelection in 2018. Sheriff Dorning has served Madison County for 35 years, where he joined the Sheriff’s Department as a jailer in 1983.
Blake Dorning was elected Sheriff and assumed the office in January, 2003.
We congratulate Sheriff Dorning on his outstanding career. We thank him for his service to our community and for his fine example as a public servant.
Sheriff Dorning will complete the remaining 18 months of his current term.
Update: You can watch Sheriff Dorning’s speech on this Facebook Page. He begins talking about 4 minutes into the video.