Tag: 2022 Alabama Elections

Tyson Pushes for Saturday Absentee Voting, Commissioners Demur

Sheila Tyson was determined to have her say.

The Jefferson County commissioner whose resolution to open the courthouse for absentee Saturday voting declared that commissioners who voted against the matter going onto today’s agenda were wrong to not open the courthouse.

Arguing for in-person absentee voting on two Saturdays in October, Tyson said the underlying problem is voter suppression.

“Voter suppression is rampant here in the state of Alabama because that’s the only reason I can see why these doors are not open,” she said. Read more.

Blanchard to Announce Candidacy for Governor Tuesday

MONTGOMERY — Lynda Blanchard, the former U.S. ambassador and current candidate for the U.S. Senate, will officially switch races and announce her candidacy for governor Tuesday, she confirmed to Alabama Daily News. Blanchard is planning an announcement in Wetumpka, the small town north of Montgomery where she was born and raised, according to an event invitation. Read more.

Sen. Priscilla Dunn Won’t Seek Reelection, Candidates Line Up to Run

MONTGOMERY — Democratic State Sen. Priscilla Dunn won’t be running for reelection in 2022, and at least two current state representatives plan to run for the vacant seat.

Dunn’s husband, Grover Dunn, told Alabama Daily News on Monday that his wife would be retiring after finishing her last year in office.

State Reps. Louise Alexander, D-Bessemer, and Merika Coleman said they plan to run for the seat. Rep. Rod Scott, D-Fairfield, said he has been considering running for the Senate seat but has not officially decided.
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Rusty Glover Enters State Auditor Race

MONTGOMERY — Former State Sen. Rusty Glover announced his campaign for the Republican nomination for state auditor on Tuesday, making him the third candidate to enter the race.

Glover, a Mobile native, previously served one term in the Alabama House of Representatives and was a member of the Alabama Senate from 2006 to 2018.

“I pledge to diligently serve all Alabamians in this role by transparently and accurately keeping full account of our taxpayer-funded state property, as well as in my role as a member of the Board of Adjustments,” Glover said in a statement.
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