2018 Elections

James C. Fields

James Fields

Office: Governor

Party: Democratic

Age: 63

Residence: Hanceville

Political offices held: Ran for lieutenant governor, 2014; District 12 Representative, Alabama House of Representatives, 2008-2010.

Professional experience: Pastor, North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church, 2000-present; pastor, St. James United Methodist Church, 2006-present; assistant director, Alabama Department of Industrial Relations; Golden Rod Broiler Poultry Processing Plant; Lansing Industries; Cullman Products; Bowden Electric Motor Co.; Cullman Medical Center, 1970.

Education: Marine Corps Officers School, 1976-1978; Jacksonville State University, bachelor of science in law enforcement, 1977; Gadsden State Junior College, 1973-1975; Hanceville High School, 1973.

Civic experience: Director, Alabama Wildlife Federation; vice chairman, Cullman Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees; board member, Hanceville Civitan; charter member, Colony Lions Club; board member, Victim Services of Cullman; board member, Cullman American Red Cross; board member, Cullman County Extension Program; board member and past chairman, North Alabama Council of Governments; board member, Parenting Against Drug Use; member, CRMC Community Outreach Committee; head, Amateur Athletic Union; board of directors, Community Action Partnership; board of directors, North Alabama Head Start Program; member, General Board of Christian Unity; board member, Interreligious Concerns of the United Methodist Church.

Main issues: Fields has said he plans to prioritize funding education, create a high-speed commuter rail system, improve the state’s vocational training resources and reform the state prison system.

Campaign: http://jamesfieldsforal.com