What to expect on the 2020 General Election Ballot for Mobile County.

The 2020 General Election is right around the corner, and we want to encourage all of our Republican brothers and sisters to vote Republican this year. A straight-ticket vote should not be considered a blind or lazy vote. These are our candidates. We have taken the time to select the best candidate for the job during the nomination and primary election.

For any Republicans who have not been able to stay up to date on our current candidates, we are supplying a list of all the contested races on the ballot. The brief bios are taken from each candidate’s page and a link to their page will be supplied to allow you to learn more about each candidate on your own.

The 2020 General Election for Mobile County will also contain six statewide amendments and a special election for the county. The Alabama Republican Party has prepared an infographic that will help break down and define the changes each amendment is detailing. 

2020 Sample Ballot for Mobile County

Important dates for the 2020 General Election.

Abesntee Ballot Submissions

November 2nd |  The last day to postmark an absentee ballot being returned by mail to the absentee election manager is the date prior to the day of the election.

November 2nd | If delivered by hand, an absentee ballot for the general election must be returned to the absentee election manager no later than the close of the last business day next preceding the election. 

For more information on submitting an absentee ballot please refer to the Secretary of State’s site.

What are you looking for?

Candidates

Find information on all our Republican candidates who are running in opposed races.

Statewide Amendments

Learn more about the statewide constitutional and what they mean to you.

Special Mobile County Election

Learn about the Pay-As-You-Go vote and what projects are included.

Candidates

Find information on all our Republican candidates who are running in opposed races.

 

Presidential and Vice Presidential Race

President Donald J. Trump.

President Trump is not a conventional politician. He comes from the business world and brings an understanding that has lead to record-high employment before the global pandemic hit. President Trump has made good on many campaign promises so far by reforming immigration and foreign policy, fighting for our economy, and the creation of jobs. President Trump and his administration have lead the fight against opioid abuse, illegal drug shipments, and abortion service providers. Moving forward President Trump plans to continue to reform education, infrastructure and technology, government accountability, veteran’s rights, and much more. To learn more about President Trump go to https://www.donaldjtrump.com/ 

Vice President Mike Pence

Vice President (V.P.) Pence has been President Trump’s right-hand man during his first four years in office. V.P. Pence began his career in politics in 2000 as a congressman in the United States House of Representatives. 12 years later V.P. Pence was elected as the 50th Governor of Indiana. Today, V.P. Pence continues to serve the American public in his combined efforts with President Trump to Make America Great Again, and now Keep America Great. You can learn more about the Trump Pence administration on https://www.donaldjtrump.com/ or follow V.P. Pence on social media (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikepence/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/mike_pence). 

United States Senate Race

Tommy Tuberville

While Coach Tuberville is not originally from the State of Alabama, he has a firm understanding of what it means to live in Alabama from his nine-year coaching career at Auburn University. Tuberville vows to represent Alabamians in place of his incumbent opponent, Doug Jones. Tuberville believes the first duty of government is to protect our individual liberties. He believes in lower taxes that are supported by less spending. Other key points for the Tuberville campaign include education reform that starts at the local level instead of the national guidelines, addressing and repairing the broken healthcare system, fighting for more support for our veterans and more. To learn about Coach Tuberville, go to https://tommyforsenate.com/

United States Representative, 1st Congressional District

Jerry Carl

Jerry Carl is an entrepreneur turned politician after he won his bid for Mobile County Commissioner District 3 office in 2012. Jerry Carl is a strong advocate of the 2nd Amendment, lower taxes supported by less spending, better infrastructure, a stronger healthcare system, and more. To learn about all of Jerry’s promises visit https://jerrycarlforcongress.com/

Public Servant Commission Presidential Race

Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh

Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh brings to the Public Service Commission a diverse background in public service, conservative policy-making, and small business. Twinkle has already demonstrated her commitment to reducing the size of the state government by reducing the size of the Public Servant Commission by 20% through the reallocation of manpower and resources. You can learn more about Cavanaugh from her current bio on the Public Servant Commission website http://psc.alabama.gov/cavanaugh/bio.htm or by following her on social media (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/twinklecavanaugh Twitter: https://twitter.com/TwinkleforAL)

Mobile County District Court Judge, Place 3

Zack Moore

Zack Moore began practicing law in Mobile, AL in 2007 as an Assistant District Attorney. In 2011, Zack Moore opened his law practice in the heart of Mobile. Moore served as a Municipal Court Judge for the City of Mobile in 2014 and was appointed to serve as a Bar Commissioner for the state of Alabama in 2015. Today, Zack Moore wants to bring his years of experience to be the newest judge to serve Mobile County. To learn more about Zack Moore, follow his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/votezackmooredcjudge 

Mobile County License Commissioner

Nick Matranga

Nick Matranga was initially elected to the office of the Mobile County License Commissioner in 2016 and is seeking to be reelected this year. The License Commissioner in Mobile County is responsible for handling titles, tags, licenses, sales, and use taxes and conservation permits for the State of Alabama. The License Commission is responsible for providing approximately 57% of the general budget for Mobile County. License Commissioner Nick Matranga’s goal is to serve the people of Mobile County as quickly, efficiently, and accurately as possible. For more information on Nick Matranga, you can visit the Mobile County License Commission’s website https://www.mobilecountylc.com/about-us/ or the Mobile License Commission’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/licensecommish/.

Mobile County Revenue Commissioner

Kim Hastie

Kim Hastie is running as the incumbent Mobile Count Revenue Commissioner. Hastie seeks to continue to serve Mobile County with her steadfast devotion to customer service as the County Revenue Commissioner.

Mobile County Treasurer

Philip “Phil” Benson

Phil Benson is looking to continue to bring 40 years of experience in accounting and finance to Mobile County. Benson is the incumbent Mobile County Treasurer and is seeking re-election on November 3, 2020. You can learn more about Phil Benson from his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PhilBensonTreasurer.

Mobile County Commission

District No. 3 – Randall Dueitt

Randall Dueitt is proud to call South Mobile County his home and is committed to stand up and represent his district in the Mobile County Commission. Follow Dueitt on social media for more information https://www.facebook.com/VoteDueitt/

State Board of Education

District No. 1 – Jackie Zeigler

Jackie Zeigler worked as the Principle of Mary B. Austin Elementary School for 14 years. Mrs. Zeigler turned her attention to the Alabama State Board of Education in 2017 and is seeking re-election on November 3rd, 2020. We invite you to read more about Mrs. Zeigler’s accomplishments on the Alabama State Department of Education’s website  https://www.alsde.edu/sites/boe/Pages/boardmembers-item.aspx?ID=469 

District No. 5 – Lesa Keith

Dr. Lesa Keith brings over 30 years of experience with her. Dr. Keith currently represents the Montgomery Public School Board District 1 and is seeking to be elected to the Alabama State Board of Education District No. 5. We invite you to read more about Dr. Keith and her qualifications for State Board of Education District No. 5 at http://www.mps.k12.al.us/who_we_are/school_board/dr__lesa_keith

Statewide Amendments

Learn more about the statewide constitutional and what they mean to you.

Alabama GOP 2020 Guide to Statewide Constitutional Amendments

Amendment 1

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to amend Article VIII of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 177 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, to provide that only a citizen of the United States has the right to vote. (Proposed by Act 2019-330)

Amendment 1 is about granting the right to vote to U.S. citizens who meet certain requirements.

Amendment 2

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to increase the membership of the Judicial Inquiry Commission and further provide for the appointment of the additional members; further provide for the membership of the Court of the Judiciary and further provide for the appointment of the additional members; further provide for the process of disqualifying an active judge; repeal provisions providing for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justices and appellate judges and the removal for cause of the judges of the district and circuit courts, judges of the probate courts, and judges of certain other courts by the Supreme Court; delete the authority of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to appoint an Administrative Director Courts; provide the Supreme Court of Alabama with authority to appoint an Administrative Director of Courts; require the Legislature to establish procedures for the appointment of the Administrative Director of Courts; delete the requirement that a district court hold court in each incorporated municipality with a population of 1,000 or more where there is no municipal court; provide that the procedure for the filling of vacancies in the office of a judge may be changed by local constitutional amendment; delete certain language relating to the position of constable holding more than one state office; delete a provision providing for the temporary maintenance of the prior judicial system; repeal the office of circuit solicitor; and make certain nonsubstantive stylistic changes. (Proposed by Act 2019-187)

Amendment 2 proposes six changes to the state’s judicial system, with changes to the Court of the Judiciary and the Judicial Inquiry Commission. The Court of the Judiciary hears complaints filed by the Judicial Inquiry Commission. . The Judicial Inquiry Commission reviews and evaluates ethics complaints filed against judges.

  1. Amendment 2 proposes increasing the total membership of the Judicial Inquiry Commission from nine to eleven members and changes who appoints each member
  2. Amendment 2 allows the Governor to appoint a member of the Court of the Judiciary.
  3. Amendment 2 will also provide that a judge can only be removed from office by the Court of the Judiciary.
  4. Amendment 2 will also prevent a judge from being automatically disqualified from holding office because a complaint was filed with the Judiciary Inquiry Commission.
  5. Amendment 2 will also allow the Alabama Supreme Court to appoint the Administrative Director of Courts, instead of being appointed by the Chief Justice.
  6. Amendment 2 provides that county district courts do not have to hold city court in a city with a population of less than 1,000.

Amendment 3

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that a judge, other than a judge of probate, appointed to fill a vacancy would serve an initial term until the first Monday after the second Tuesday in January following the next general election after the judge has completed two years in office. (Proposed by Act 2019-346)

 Amendment 3 will change the initial term a judge that is appointed to fill a vacancy (due to death, resignation, retirement, or removal). This change will allow the interim judge to hold office for two years before giving up the office to the next elected judge. This amendment will not apply to probate judges.

Amendment 4

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to authorize the Legislature to recompile the Alabama Constitution and submit it during the 2022 Regular Session, and provide a process for its ratification by the voters of this state. (Proposed by Act 2019-271)

Amendment 4 will make it so the Constitution of Alabama of 1901 can only be changed during a constitutional convention, or when a majority of voters approve a constitutional amendment.

Amendment 5

Relating to Franklin County, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that a person is not liable for using deadly physical force in self-defense or in the defense of another person on the premises of a church under certain conditions. (Proposed by Act 2019-194)

Amendment 5 will extend Alabama’s “Stand Your Ground” law to apply to churches in Franklin County only. This law must both be voted in by the majority in the state as well as Franklin County to be enacted.

Amendment 6

Relating to Lauderdale County, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that a person is not liable for using deadly physical force in self-defense or in the defense of another person on the premises of a church under certain conditions. (Proposed by Act 2019-193)

 Amendment 6 mirrors Amendment 5, but for Lauderdale County. It will extend Alabama’s “Stand Your Ground” law to apply to churches in Lauderdale County only. This law must both be voted in by the majority in the state as well as Lauderdale County to be enacted.

Special Mobile County Election

Learn about the Pay-As-You-Go vote and what projects are included.

Pay-As-You-Go

Shall Mobile County in the State of Alabama be authorized to issue from time to time and in one or more series its Pay-As-You-Go Road, Bridge and Drainage Facilities Bonds, not exceeding $58,000,000 in principal amount, for the purpose of raising funds for the construction and improvement, or either, of hard surfaced roads, hard surfaced bridges, and surface water drainage facilities, or any thereof in the county, which bonds shall bear interest at a rate or rates to be fixed when they are sold, not exceeding eight percent (8%) per annum, payable semiannually until their respective maturities, and shall mature and become payable on December 1 in the aggregate principal amount of $5,800,000 in each of the years 2024 through 2033, and shall the said county be authorized to continue to levy annually a special tax, on all taxable property in the county, at a rate not exceeding six and one-half mills on each dollar of the assessed valuation of such property, for the purpose of paying at their respective maturities the principal of and interest on the said bonds and all other bonds at any time outstanding which may be payable out of or constitute a charge on the said special tax, all pursuant to the provisions of Amendment 18, as amended and modified, to the Constitution of Alabama?

Mobile County’s Pay-As-You-Go Program was inaugurated in 1977. This year’s vote will determine if funding will be provided to Mobile County Commission in the form of a bond to be used for improvements to roads, bridges, and drainage facilities. This year’s vote will cover the following projects:

  • Widen Cottage Hill Road beginning 0.2 miles west from McFarland Rd and continues 0.1 miles east of Dawes Rd
  • Widen McFarland Road begging 0.2 miles south of Cottage Hill Rd and continues to 0.2 miles north of Jeff Hamilton Rd
  • Widen Snow Road South begging 0.2 miles south of Cottage Hill Rd and continues to 0.2 miles north of Jeff Hamilton Rd
  • Intersection improvements at the intersection of Irvington Bayou La Batre Highway and State Route 188
  • Reclamation of Silver Pine Road from the west end of maintenance to Schillinger Road North
  • Intersection improvements at the intersection of Three Notch-Kroner Road and McDonald Road/Golf Mine Road East
  • Construction of drainage improvements adjacent to a portion of Swedetown Road and the resurfacing of Swedetown Road from Tung Ave West northward to Swedetown Road North
  • Repave a portion of the shoulder and resurfacing Kali-Oka Road from U.S. 45 eastward to the Saraland City Limit
  • Resurfacing Potter Tract Road from Roy Miller Road northward to U.S. 90
  • Resurfacing Airport Boulevard from Flave Pierce Road eastward to South McGregor Avenue
  • Resurfacing Old Shell Road from Mobile Infirmary Boulevard eastward to North Broad Stree
  • Resurfacing Riviere Du Chien Road from Halls Mill Road to the end of maintenance
  • Resurface Shelton Beach Road Extension from Moffett Road northward to Bear Fork Road
  • Resurface and rehabilitation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue from Butchers Lane to North Broad Street
  • Reconstruct Texas Street from South Ann Street to South Broad Street

You can find more details about the 2020 Pay-As-You-Go Program at https://www.mobilecountyal.gov/uploads/2020PAYGComplete-FINAL-8-20-20-ForWebpage.pdf