Republican primary candidate for State School Board District 7 Allen Long announced Wednesday that his campaign raised $101,710 in financial contributions in December, which, according to Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA) reports, is substantially more than any other candidate in his race or other district's candidates.
Long received a $20,000 major contribution from Paul Wellborn on the last day of 2023. Seventy-seven unique donors contributed a combined $81,070, and $640 came from non-itemized contributions of less than $100 each. Long also reported one PAC contribution of $500.
Long showed an ending cash-on-hand of $106,443.
"I'm overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for my candidacy for State School Board District 7," Long said in a statement. "I believe there's a real appetite to fix Alabama's education and I have an actual plan to accomplish that — from strong support of school choice, to eliminating woke ideology from the curriculum, to protecting children from woke policies such as transgender sports and bathrooms, to making sure our school libraries have age-appropriate material, to beefing up the physical security measures at our schools to make sure our children are safe."
He added, "There's a lot of work to be done. I believe my fundraising numbers are proof that my platform is resonating with Alabama voters. Conservative policy items like these shouldn't be just campaign talking points. I will work diligently to implement my ideas for the benefit of Alabama's children. I look forward to continuing this campaign and earning the vote of residents in District 7."
Doug Bachuss and Oscar Mann are also running for the District 7 school board spot.
Bachuss, according to FCPA filing for December, raised $6,600 from six donors and ended December 2023 with that much cash on hand.
Mann had yet to reach the minimum spent or raised and, therefore, had not filed a report with the Secretary of State's office.
The Republican Primary will be held on March 5.
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