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  Siegelman, Donald E. "Don"
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NameDonald E. "Don" Siegelman
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Mobile, Alabama , United States
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Born February 24, 1946 (73 years)
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Nov 30, 2012 05:29pm
Tags Caucasian - Moderate - Moderate-to-Liberal - Pro Environment - Pro-Labor - Pro-Tort Reform - Married - Convicted - Imprisoned - Catholic - Christian - Straight -
InfoDonald Eugene Siegelman is an American Democratic politician. He was the governor of Alabama from 1999 to 2003. He served as Alabama secretary of state from 1976 to 1986, Alabama attorney general from 1987 to 1990, and Alabama lieutenant governor from 1995 to 1999. He was defeated for reelection in November 2002 by Representative Bob Riley in one of the closest statewide elections in the history of Alabama.

On May 27, 2004, he was indicted on federal charges of participating in a bid-rigging scheme with Paul Hamrick, his former chief of staff, and Phillip Bobo, a major contributor to his political campaigns. After considerable wrangling with federal prosecutors, including switching through three judges, his trial began in October 2004. The day after his trial began, prosecutors abruptly dropped all charges against all three men when the third judge threw out much of the prosecution's evidence "with prejudice," meaning that charges could not be refiled based on the disallowed evidence, effectively gutting the prosecution's case.

On October 26, 2005, he was indicted on charges of racketeering, bribery, and extortion, along with his former former chief of staff Paul Hamrick, former state transportation director Gary Mack Roberts, and former HealthSouth CEO Richard M. Scrushy. The indictment alleges that bribes were exchanged in exchange for official favors from Siegelman during his term as Governor.


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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jan 11, 2016 10:30am Legal Ruling U.S. Supreme Court won't review former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman's appeal  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jun 29, 2010 10:30am Legal Ruling Supreme Court vacates Siegelman decision  Article RP 
Mar 27, 2008 06:50pm News (Former Alabama Governor) Siegelman's Release from Prison: Possibly Friday  Article Andy 
Mar 18, 2008 11:00am Scandal Alabama TV Station Goes Black On Siegelman  Article Hail to the Rookies 
Oct 10, 2007 02:00pm News Rove Linked to Alabama Case  Article karin1492 
Jun 28, 2007 07:00pm News [AL Gov] Siegelman, Scrushy get prison terms  Article Chronicler 

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FAMILY
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RACES
  11/07/2006 AL Governor Lost 0.00% (-57.44%)
  06/06/2006 AL Governor - D Primary Lost 36.44% (-23.40%)
  11/05/2002 AL Governor Lost 48.86% (-0.23%)
  06/04/2002 AL Governor - D Primary Won 76.17% (+57.75%)
  11/03/1998 AL Governor Won 57.55% (+15.55%)
  06/02/1998 AL Governor D Primary Won 78.22% (+61.67%)
  11/08/1994 AL Lieutenant Governor Won 62.32% (+24.65%)
  06/28/1994 AL Lieutenant Governor - D Runoff Won 57.32% (+14.63%)
  06/07/1994 AL Lieutenant Governor - D Primary Won 38.62% (+1.84%)
  06/26/1990 AL Governor - D Runoff Lost 46.36% (-7.28%)
  06/05/1990 AL Governor - D Primary Won 24.89% (+0.00%)
  11/04/1986 AL Attorney General Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/03/1986 AL Attorney General - D Primary Won 53.91% (+22.89%)
  11/02/1982 AL Secretary of State Won 95.00% (+90.00%)
  09/07/1982 AL Secretary of State - D Primary Won 60.81% (+21.61%)
  11/07/1978 AL Secretary of State Won 81.13% (+63.41%)
  09/26/1978 AL Secretary of State - D Runoff Won 68.62% (+37.24%)
  09/05/1978 AL Secretary of State - D Primary Won 49.05% (+22.62%)
ENDORSEMENTS
AL Governor - D Primary - Jun 01, 2010 D Ron Sparks
AL US President - D Primary - Jun 01, 2004 D Wesley Clark
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 D Wesley Clark
Proposed Statewide Amendment No. 1 (Education Lottery) - Oct 12, 1999 YES Yes