Crumpton, McClendon seeking State Senate District 11 seat

Published 11:20 am Friday, October 24, 2014

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

Dr. Jim McClendon and Ron Crumpton are seeking the Alabama State Senate District 11 seat during the general election on Nov. 4.

Previously, Alabama State Senate District 11 covered Calhoon, Coosa, Elmore and Talladega counties. As a result of a redrawn state senate district lines, District 11 will now include parts of southern Shelby County after the Nov. 4 general elections.

McClendon won the Republican nomination after receiving 65.5 percent of the vote during the June 3 primary election. McClendon defeated Republican District 11 incumbent Jerry Fielding. Democrat nominee Crumpton will oppose McClendon for the District 11 seat on Nov. 4.

Polls will be open to voters on Nov. 4 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The following is information about each District 11 candidate who is running in the Nov. 4 election:



Name: Ron Crumpton

Party: Democrat

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1257. Pell City, Ala. 35125

Phone Number: 205-260-8258

Email address:


Family: 1 son Hayden (Please only list spouse, children and number of grandchildren.) 

Education: Pelham High School (1986), Jefferson State Junior College (2009): Political Science/Journalism, University of Alabama at Birmingham: American Government/Political Theory

Personal Message: For too many years, our leaders have overlooked obvious avenues to create revenue because of the moral objections and financial interests of a limited number of Alabamians.

If we form a state lottery, pass a resort bill (casino gaming) and start taxing and regulating marijuana like alcohol we could change the face of education in Alabama and solve many of the revenue problems facing our state, while providing 35,000 new jobs for the people of Alabama.

Projected New Revenue:
$800 million per year in new revenue for education
$360 million per year in new revenue the general fund
$126 million per year in new revenue for law enforcement
$57 million per year in new revenue for Alabama cities
$27 million per year in new revenue for Alabama counties
That is $1.3 billion in new revenue.

The reason that Alabama is always last in everything… we refuse to move forward.



Name: Dr. Jim McClendon

Party: Republican

Mailing Address: 361 Jones Road, Springville, AL

Phone Number: 205-467-2656

Email address:


Family: Dr. McClendon is married to the former El Tate of Arab, AL. He has a daughter and one grandchild.

Dr. McClendon did his undergraduate work at Birmingham Southern College and earned his doctorate from the University of Houston.

Personal Message:
Although the Republican majority in the Alabama Legislature is only four years old, we have made significant progress in our efforts to reform state government.

Following the 2010 elections the Republican controlled legislature passed comprehensive ethics reforms, eliminated wasteful government spending, and lowered taxes on small businesses and Alabama families.

I am committed to a conservative philosophy that defends the 2nd amendment, supports traditional marriage, protects the unborn, and believes Obamacare will hurt our healthcare system and kill Alabama jobs.

If you share my conservative principles, I’d ask you to consider me on June 3rd in the Republican Primary.