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12:00 am Republican Debate – CBS News @ The Peace Center
Republican Debate – CBS News @ The Peace Center
Feb 13 @ 12:00 am
More details to follow.    Moderator:  John Dickerson
8:00 am Tennessee Valley Republican Club @ The Best Western Plus
Tennessee Valley Republican Club @ The Best Western Plus
Feb 13 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
The Tennessee Valley Republican Club meets the 2nd Saturday of each month. The social hour begins at 8:00 AM and the meeting begins at 9:00 AM at The Best Western Plus, 9035 Madison Blvd, Madison, more »
7:00 pm Madison Co. Republican Executive... @ Madison County Republican Headquarters
Madison Co. Republican Executive... @ Madison County Republican Headquarters
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Madison County Republican Executive Committee meet the third Monday at the Madison County Republican Headquarters, 806 Governers Drive  in Huntsville.  The meeting is called to order at 7:00 pm.
6:00 pm Madison County Young Republicans @ Gibson's Bar-B-Q
Madison County Young Republicans @ Gibson's Bar-B-Q
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Madison County Young Republicans meet the third Tuesday of the month at Gibson’s Bar-B-Q, 3319 Memorial Pkwy SW, Huntsville, AL   35802. Visit their web site at or their Facebook page at: http://
11:00 am Republican Women of Madison @ Best Western - Madison
Republican Women of Madison @ Best Western - Madison
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Republican Women of Madison meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Best Western-Madison, 9035 Madison Blvd., Madison, AL. The social is at 11:00 am and the luncheon begins at 11:30 am.
7:00 am Madison County Republican Mens Club @ Trinity United Methodist Church
Madison County Republican Mens Club @ Trinity United Methodist Church
Feb 20 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
The Madison County Republican Men’s Club usually meets the 3rd Saturday of each month. The social hour begins at 7:00 AM and breakfast begins at 8:00 AM at Trinity United Methodist Church on Airport Road more »
9:00 am Public Test of Voting Machines f... @ W.T. Grant Building (basement)
Public Test of Voting Machines f... @ W.T. Grant Building (basement)
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Madison County Elections Department Media Inquiries/Contact Frank Barger, Elections Administrator 256-532-3332 or via email to Public Test of Voting Machines Voting machines to be used in the March 1 Statewide Primary  more »

Upcoming Republican Debate Schedule

  • October 28, 2015
  • November 10, 2015
  • December 15, 2015
  • January 14, 2016
  • January 28, 2016
  • February 6, 2016
  • February 13, 2016
  • February 26, 2016
  • March 10, 2016

Please see Events Calendar for more details of each debate (as the information becomes available).

Qualifying Begins on Monday, October 5, 2015!

Qualifying for the 2016 Election Cycle will open on Monday, October 5, 2015 and will close on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm.

We have posted qualifying forms and information on our MGOP Elections Page. This page includes information about qualifying as a GOP Convention Delegate or for public office.

If you have any questions, please contact Chairman Sam Givhan at

Note that to qualify as a GOP Convention Delegate or for a legislative or statewide office, you must qualify with the Alabama Republican Party.



Congratulations New State Committee Members

Congratulations to the five individuals from Madison County who were elected to fill bonus seats on the Alabama Republican Executive Committee. After five rounds of voting, the committee elected:

Sue Alexander
Jay Town
Matthew Hitt
David Pinkleton
Marcia St. Louis

New Madison County Officers

Congratulations to the new Madison County Republican Executive Committee officers!


Chairman: Sam Givhan

Vice Chairman: Brad Taylor

Secretary: Kathy Linden

Treasurer: Leah Hitt


Policy Committee, At Large Place 1: Elbert Peters

Policy Committee, At Large Place 2: Frances Taylor



Thank You!

Thanks to all of you that supported our candidates. We have some excellent public servants that will be serving the great state of Alabama. Work begins tomorrow to prepare for 2016!


Mo Brooks Victory Speech

Election Day Information

Vote Republican Today!


Madison County Republican Headquarters is open!
806 Governors Drive

We also have voting information, sample ballot, and candidate spotlights available at:

Make plans now to attend the Election Night Victory Party on Tuesday, November 4 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens, 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, AL   35805

There is no charge for the event.  Light snacks and beverages will be served.  

We look forward to seeing you there!


Vote November 4 – Or Obama Wins

ALGOP Chairman Holds Press Conference Against Southern Progress Action Fund

HUNTSVILLE, AL – Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead held a press conference today at the Madison County GOP Headquarters to address the negative ads a liberal national political organization, Southern Progress Action Fund has launched against House Republican candidates this week.

The Southern Progress Action Fund is a non-profit, tax-exempt group that is based in Arkansas and, according to a Bloomberg News report, was created in order to “register voters and make sure they cast ballots.”

They have spent almost $300,000 airing a series of partisan and negative attack ads against Republican candidates in the Montgomery and Huntsville media markets. The group refuses to publicly reveal its funding sources, although a sister organization founded by the same group, the Southern Progress Fund, does disclose its contributors to the IRS.

“The Southern Progress Action Fund was founded by some of the most well-known liberal Democrats in the nation! Ultra-liberals like Howard Dean, a former chairman of the National Democrat Party, and former California Gov. Gray Davis are among its founders and leaders, which is all of the evidence you need to know that it opposes the conservative beliefs and values that most Alabamians hold,” Chairman Armistead stated.

“Their ads contain incomplete, inaccurate and non-factual information, but, just as importantly, they were purchased with money that was not reported to the Alabama Secretary of State’s office under the Fair Campaign Practices Act. These out-of-state liberal Democrats are purposely violating our laws and thumbing their noses at our reporting requirements in order to elect their fellow liberal Democrats to the Alabama Legislature.

“A staggering $297,000 in unreported, undocumented and unaccounted dollars is being spent by an out-of-state group of liberal Democrats in order to influence our legislative elections in Alabama. That’s not only outrageous; it is also, quite possibly, criminal,” Armistead continued.

“It is our duty to demand candid answers from the Southern Progress Action Fund and ask the proper authorities to investigate the group and any candidates, committees or associations working with it in Alabama. Why is an out-of-state, tax exempt, non-profit organization that was created to promote voter registration airing negative ads about candidates in Alabama well after the voter registration deadline has passed? And, why is the group refusing to disclose its donors as required by the Fair Campaign Practices Act since it is airing partisan and negative attack ads against candidates in Alabama? What are they hiding?

“Did they wait until the 11th hour before the election to air their ads because they know they are illegal under Alabama’s campaign laws and could be removed from the air? Why isn’t the IRS, which has targeted TEA Party groups under Obama’s watch, investigating the Southern Progress Action Fund and revoking its tax exempt status?

“These dishonest tactics may work elsewhere, but they won’t work here in Alabama. I believe the people of Alabama will recognize the Southern Progress Action Fund as a group of liberals being funded by liberals to elect liberals. They have no business being in Alabama,” Chairman Armistead concluded.

Candidate Spotlight: Jim Patterson for State Rep. Dist. 21

Jim Patterson is the incumbent Republican candidate for Alabama Representative in district 21.

Rep. Jim Patterson

Rep. Jim Patterson

About Jim:

  • Successful small businessman and entrepreneur
  • Served 12 years on the Madison County School Board and served as President for three terms
  • 29 years as pharmaceutical representative
  • Served in the United States Army and Army Reserves as a company Commander and Vietnam Era Veteran
  • Married for 42 years and father of three children and 4 grandchildren
  • Member at First Baptist Church in Meridianville


Jim’s Plan:

  • Stopped the wasteful spending in Montgomery and opposed new taxes
  • Focused on bringing new jobs and economic development
  • Fighting for our fair share of funding for roads and schools
  • Reforming education and improving our schools
  • Protecting our Second Amendment Rights and our conservative values
  • Supporting our hard working farmers and policies, endorsed by the Madison  County Farmers Federation


Jim’s web site is:


Candidate Spotlight: Blake Dorning for Sheriff

Blake Dorning, Madison County Sheriff 

Blake Dorning is the incumbent Sheriff of Madison County, AL. Sheriff Dorning has done a great job serving the citizens of Madison County. Blake is a very personable gentleman who takes a serious approach to his job. In addition to being a great leader, he is well known for his excellent barbecue!

Perhaps the best reason to vote for Blake is his resume (see below). No other candidate will have the qualifications to match Sheriff Blake Dorning.

Sheriff Dorning

Sheriff Blake Dorning

Born in Huntsville Al.
Three Children Whitney, Meghin, Austin

Madison County Sheriff Department 1983- Present
Duties include:
Jail Operations 1983-1984
Patrol Duties 1984-1988
Crime Scene Investigation 1988-1990

Promoted to Sergeant 1989
Patrol Duties, Crime Scene Duties.

Promoted to Lieutenant 1994
Third Shift Patrol Division
Criminal Investigations Commander 1998

Promoted To Captain 2001
Patrol Division Commander

Sheriff of Madison County January 17, 2003

Specialized Training
National Sheriff’s Institute 2003
Alabama Sheriff’s Academy 2003
F.B.I. National Academy Session 206, 2001
Southern Police Institute

23 Other specialized training schools sponsored by the U.S Department of Justice
Mass Media
Hostage/ Crisis Negotiation
Forensic Sciences
Law Enforcement Management
Behavioral Science for Law Enforcement
Special Weapons and Tactics
School Crisis Management

National Sheriff Association Weapons of Mass Destruction
National Sheriff Association Chaplains Committee
Chaplain Alabama Sheriff’s Association
Board Member MC3 of Madison County
Scout Reach of Madison County Board Member
National Children’s Advocacy Center Board Member
Madison DON’T Board
Leadership Huntsville Madison County Class 17

Graduate Sparkman High School 1980
Undergraduate Studies (UAH – Athens State University)
Criminal Justice Studies (University of Louisville – University of Virginia)