State Senate

District 26 Democratic Primary Heads To Runoff

The Democratic Primary for the District 26 State Senate will be decided in a runoff. The two candidates who received the most votes were Kirk Hatcher, who received 47.93% and John Knight who received 20.81% of vote. Hatcher is a current state representative and Knight is a former state representative. The runoff is set for Tuesday, December 15, 2020 and…

State Senate Enhances Protections for Consumers with Data Breach Notification Law

 Alabama and South Dakota are the only states in the nation that don’t require companies to report the theft of electronic consumer information. On Thursday morning, the State Senate moved to protect consumers by passing the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act, which will require private companies and state agencies to report data breaches to affected consumers. The measure, sponsored by Senator Arthur…

District 26 Senate Seat Run-Off Election, One Week Away

Voters in Alabama’s 26th district will hit the polls next week for the runoff election for state senate. Representative John Knight and Montgomery city councilman David Burkette will face off on February 27th for that currently vacant seat. District 26 includes West, South and North Alabama as well as the Western edge of Pike Road. Last month, the Alabama democratic…

Montgomery Co. Commissioner Ronda Walker to Seek State Senate Seat

Vice Chairman of the Montgomery County Commission, Ronda Walker has announced her candidacy for Alabama State Senate District 25 in 2018.   Walker has served on the Montgomery County Commission since 2014 and has a long career in Republican politics.  Senate District 25 is currently represented by Republican Dick Brewbaker who previously announced he’s not running for re-election. The following…

Bill Would Take Alabama Out of Marriage License Business

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Senate has voted to do away with state-issued marriage licenses following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized same-sex marriage. Senators approved the bill 23-3 on Tuesday. It would require couples to file a form recording their marriage rather than have county probate offices issue licenses. Republican Sen. Greg Albritton of Range says…