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Macon County Elections
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- Chairman, Macon County Commission - term expires Nov 2020
- Commission District 1 - term expires Nov 2020
- Miles Robinson - a "big big government" guy who is beyond his service to our community - regrettably unopposed. Motioned to add the Occupational Tax, new Rental and Fuel taxes to the agenda on March 17, 2015 at a 9 a.m. meeting. Furthermore, he motioned to adopt a resolution for a five cent fuel tax. Was a member of the unanimous block to take care of political brother and retiring Revenue Commissioner, beyond anyother county employee, on 29September 2015.
- Commission District 2 - term expires Nov 2018
Commission District 3 - term expires Nov 2020
- Andrew "Drew" Thompson - openly support the Association of County Commissioners of Alabama (ACCA) too often. This association with our tax dollars is nothing but an association that represents its members not the general public, nothing better than a union. Seconded and voted "yea" for the resolution for the 5 cent fuel tax during a 9 a.m. meeting on March 17, 2015. Also voted in favor of the rental and occupational tax brought forward by Berry. Was a member of the unanimous block to take care of political brother and retiring Revenue Commissioner, beyond anyother county employee, on 29September 2015
Commission District 4 - term expires Nov 2018
- Robert "Mike" Berry - a "big government" guy - carried two of the three desired new taxes for the 2015 legislative session before the county commission in March 17, 2015 under the cover of yet another "continuation" meeting during normal work hours as compared to doing county business before the people of the county. Voted "yea" on all three. Was a member of the unanimous block to take care of political brother and retiring Revenue Commissioner, beyond anyother county employee, on 29September 2015.
- Incumbent David Love
Macon County School Board of Education
- Board of Education District 4 - 6-year term expires Nov 2022
- Karey Thomposon - a proud member of the Macon County School Board Travel Club. He cost the taxpayers $13,000 for travel to San Francisco, Boston, Biloxi, San Diego, and Destin, FL in a span of 27 months, seeing more of the US in 27 months than most Macon County taxpayers will see in a lifetime.
- Board of Education District 4 - 6-year term expires Nov 2022
- District Attorney, 5th Judicial Ciicuit (includes Macon County)
- William G. "Bill" Harris (R)
- William G. "Bill" Harris (R)
- Alabama Supreme Court, Place 1, 2, and 3
- All incumbents are unopposed. However, Parker in place 3 has severly limited citizen efforts to hold our state legislature in check and therefore I will write some in.
- Public Service Commission
- Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh (R), President, incumbent and unopposed.
- State School Board - District 5
- Ella B. Bell (D), incumbent and unopposed.
- Congressional -
- Alabama Congressional map, 2010 demographics of each district, and a Congressional Scorecard based on the U.S. Constitution.
- Mike Rogers (R) - term expires Nov 2016. It is no secret Mike Rogers, Mike Hubbard, Bob Riley, and Del Marsh are the best of political friends. It should not come as surprise seeing Mike Rogers' money, as reported by AlReporter.com, washed through Hubbard, and an investigative article by John Sophoclues make its way to state legislators for their contribution to Mike Rogers' wife judicial campaign in 2010 with a 2 to 1 return. A $250 donation to Hubbard's wife's campaign resulted in $500 from Hubbard's money originally from Rogers' campaign chest.
- Federal Senate
- Richard Shelby (R)
- One of his cronies, a business owner, suddenly cancelled a debate after Shelby's four challengers and audience arrived following his statement "I am a strong supporter of Sen. Shelby [and] because he's not here to defend himself, no negative statements will be made about Richard Shelby."
- 81 years of age and working on his 37 year in Washington
- Congressional Scorecard based on the U.S. Constitution
- Voted for the Omnibus Bill, 2009, with tons of pork in the barrel - not good.
- One of 7 Republican senators who voted against and contributed to the demise of a motion to suspend Rule XXII Re: Coburn Amdt. No. 4697, which would have established an earmark moratorium for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 - not good.
- Voted against S. 510 (FDA Food Safety Modernization Act) which unfortunately passed very good.
- HR 1249 concerning patents is re-writing our Constitution article I, Section 8, Clause 8 which requires congress to protect inventors not necessary the first to file, as many large corporations have the staff to do. Voted in favor of the bill on June 23, 2011 which will amend title 35, USC - not good.
- Another Patriot and I spent 5 and 6 minutes on hold to express our concerns to the Senator before hanging up on 29Nov2010 - big time not good.
- Senate Bill 1867 for 2012: aint surprised he voted for the bill along with amendment 1274 by Senator Sessions .
- Voted in favor of on-line sales tax
- 24Sep2013 "I firmly oppose any attempt to fund ObamaCare."
- Richard Shelby (R)
Archived voting results
"I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted." Frederick Douglass. How true is that of today? Look no further than the BLM and Cliven Bundy in Nevada just days ago. The EPA, Department of Education and FEMA are just a few who continuously work to enslave the citizens of this nation.
Noteworthy facts going into November 2016 local, state, and national elections
Qualifications, terms and number of terms for state offices
"Just because you do not take an interest in politics, doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you." Pericles
"Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote." George Jean Nathan
www.Lucyburns.org took a look at some close races during 2014 election season. Here is the text from an email I received from them clearly demonstrating every vote counts.your vote does not count.
- Closer to home Lucyburns is not aware of but should be. Roger Bedford (D) lost to Larry Stutts (R) by only 70 votes in recount on Dec 1, 2014 after 28 years in the Senate.
- Heads or tails? So far in 2014, not one but two judicial races have been decided by a coin toss. Yes, a coin toss. In May 2014, an exact tie between runoff primary candidates in Llano County, Texas resulted in a coin toss to determine the race’s victor. In July 2014, after two New Mexico magistrate judicial candidates each received exactly 2,879 votes, the winner was determined by a coin toss in a courthouse in Gallup, New Mexico.
- Embattled incumbent U.S. Congressman Scott DeJarlais recently eked out a Republican primary victory by just 38 votes.
- The list of state legislative incumbents defeated in 2014 features a number of candidates who have lost by razor thin margins, including New Mexico State Rep. Mary Helen Garcia, who lost her Democratic primary by a mere 16 votes. Meanwhile, Maryland House of Delegates candidate Philip Parenti won his Republican primary by just 17 votes.
- In Shelby County, Texas, a judicial challenger for the Shelby County Court ousted an incumbent judge by just three votes out of 3,263 votes cast.
- In a race that’s still undecided, two Democratic Wisconsin State Senate candidates are currently separated by just two votes. Pat Bomhack and Ernie Wittmer are awaiting the results of a recount to determine who will face District 17’s incumbent State Senator Howard Marklein in November’s general election.
Possible 2016 Presidential and state-wide races
- president of the United States
- Republican candidates
- All candidates - not that I agree with the grades but you might find some of the data helpful.
- All candidates - another summary and review of all candidates, republican and democrats, running for President of the United States.
- Hillary Clinton (D)
- 2nd Amendment
- During a CNN Townhall event 16Jun2014 Clinton responded to an audience question on gun control with "I’m well aware that this is a hot political subject," she said. "And again, I will speak out no matter what role I find myself in But I believe that we need a more thoughtful conversation. We cannot let a minority of people – and it’s, that’s what it is, it is a minority of people – hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people."
- 2nd Amendment
Public Service Commission (PSC)Investigative reporting how the Dunn vs Beeker race was most likely influenced outside of the law and why a hearing will not be conducted - Mr. Dunn Goes to Montgomery.
Alabama House District 82
- Representative Pebblin Warren of
- UPDATE August 28, 2010. What a difference a few months make. Before the primary election Representative Warren and I spoke of our families and the campaign trail before a Notasulga forum of the candidates. Less than 3 months later she refused to shake my hand at the Macon County Family Day celebration of all places! Could the sudden change in attitude toward me have something to do with me being honest with her in telling her I would not vote for her because of 1) she being a double dipper, 2) she being one of 6 legislators suing the state to continue to receive benefits from two state agencies for the same day's work, 3) me being critical of her introducing a bill that became law effecting her husband's office, Macon County Sheriff's department RETROACTIVELY (HB117 2009) , 4) voting herself a massive 62% pay raise with an automatic adjustment EVERY YEAR, while people are losing their jobs, homes, and livelihoods, 5) not supporting the quality of education she preaches of so often (SJR9 of 2010), may have been influenced by the strong and powerful Alabama Education Association who gave her $10,000 to encourage her vote the way they want as compared to what is right, or 6) I am working for a Conservative on the Republican November ballot effecting our district? Her actions Says volumes of the leadership we have in Montgomery. Go fig'r. She should also explain why as only her second sponsored piece of legislation provided for Relating to Macon County; to provide for the compensation and expenses of the local elected officials; and to provide for retroactive effect, HB233 2006, as well as providing pay raises for other county elected officials.
- Gourmet Beer Bills. Voted in favor three times since 3Apr2007 in favor of Gourmet Beer; 3Apr2007 HB195, twice on 3Mar2009 for HB373. 2007 was a great session - passing bills for beer and their 62% pay raise. It is no wonder nothing gets done in Montgomery when bills such as these are passed and budgets, health care, education are of less importance.
- Our Representative Warren has scored a terrible 44% from the National Foundation of Independent Businesses on her voting record as it effected small business issues from 2007 and 2010. Always easier taking care of herself and fellow elected officials with pay raises and benefits.
- Let us not forget she was one of the many Democrats and some Republicans, who
not once but twice, voted for their illegal 62% pay raise in 2007 taking their
pre-2007 part-time salary of $28,000 to now over $54,000 at the same time she has
worked hard to increase Macon and Lee County taxes.
- Representative Warren declined her pay raises for 2011 and 2012.
- Introduced (HB604 2011) and was signed into law mandating a Macon County business tax
- Introduced and was signed into law for Lee County to be able to levy sales and user taxes (HB540 2011) in the county.
- Abstained for limiting abortion (HB18 2011)
- Wants to put 6 year-olds in school (HB6 2011), but writes of her concerns about large class sizes for teaches, and choose not to vote to place teacher accountability into the state code (SJR9 2010)
- During a March 2012 Town Hall meeting in Tuskegee Rep Warren stated No one has the authority to tell a landowner how or take their property, thereby supporting our founders concerns of safeguarding property. Thank you Representative Warren.
- Promptly and willingly assisted me to understand the complexity of the relationship of the Sept. 18 and Nov. 6, 2012 CA#1 ballots issues.
Alabama Senate District 28
Senator Billy Beasley, District 28,
- Hope you enjoy the 2010 Iron Bowl game with those complimentary tickets. You could have given them to a deserving veteran as some in the Legislature are doing.
- Promised to introduce legislation during the 2012 legislative session to undo the good and fair Immigration bill and subsequent law in HB56 of 2011.
Alabama State School Board
- State School Board map
- Dr. Ethel Hall, District 4, her 24 years of tenure must expire in 2012. Read this email of her rudeness about she wanting to cookie cut our children's education.
- We must remember Randy McKinney of District 1, Dr. Ethel H. Hall of District 4, Ella Bell of District 5 including Macon County, David F. Byers, Jr. of District 6, Gary B. Warren of District 7, Dr. Mary Jane Caylor of District 8 and Governor Bob Riley voted for CCSSI standards for our Alabama students. They have directly given our right to regulate what our children learn to the federal government. Betty Peters, District 2, and Stephanie Bell, District 3, did the right and honorable thing by voting against this disaster. Governor Elect Bentley urged that this issue be explained to voters and voted upon when the new Board is in place in January 2011.
Alabama Supreme Court Justices
- Activist Alabama Supreme Court Reaffirms Alabama's Reputation as "Tort Hell" by Alabama Policy Institute, 20Feb2013