McClendon re-elected to Senate District 11

Published 10:41 pm Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Incumbent Sen. Jim McClendon, R-Springville, came out victorious in the state’s District 11 Senate race against Democrat Carl Carter in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, midterm election.


With 96 percent of the precincts counted statewide, McClendon received 36,138 votes, or 76 percent. Carter received 11,386 votes, or 24 percent. In Shelby County, with 44 of 45 precincts counted, McClendon received 6,827 votes, or 75.03 percent, while Carter garnered 2,268 votes, or 24.93 percent.

McClendon will continue serving District 11, which includes parts of Shelby, St. Clair and Talladega counties, for the next four years with an annual salary of $46,257.

McClendon was first elected to the Senate in 2014. Prior to that, he served Alabama House District 50 from 2002-2010.

After the race was called on election night, Carter thanks those who supported his campaign.

“I’m really proud of the race we ran,” he said. “We talked about the issues and hopefully we’ve changed the conversation a little bit. So many people gave so much and worked so hard and I wanted to do the best I could for them, but we were up against a title wave of straight ticket voting.”

Carter, the owner of the public relations business who began managing political campaigns in the 1980s, said he does not plan to run for office again. Instead, he said he plans to go back behind the scenes.

McClendon could not be reached for comment.