Alabama State Senator David Burkette

Former Senator David Burkette Enters Plea Deal, Won’t Serve Any Jail Time

Former State Senator David Burkette entered a guilty plea Monday morning to Judge Tiffany McCord. Burkette plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of campaign finance violation. As part of his plea deal, Burkette gets a suspended 30-day sentence. He won’t serve any jail time. Burkette will also have 12 months of unsupervised probation. Burkette has to pay fines in the…

Former Senator David Burkette to Plead Guilty to Campaign Finance Charge

Former State Senator David Burkette plans to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of campaign finance violation. Burkette required to pay a $3,000 under the plea agreement will also waive his right to an appeal. Taken into custody on September 3, police charged Burkette with failing to deposit $3,625 in campaign contributions into his campaign checking account, a violation of…

Governor Ivey Announces Special Election Dates for Senate District 26

Governor Ivey has announced the special election dates for Alabama Senate District 26. The seat held by David Burkette is open after the Senator resigned earlier in the week. He was also arrested and accused of violating the Fair Campaign Practices Act. Governor Ivey set the special primary election for Tuesday, November 17; the special primary runoff, if necessary, for…

State Senator David Burkette Resigns, Effective Immediately

Alabama State Senator David Burkette has resigned from office effective immediately. He represented¬† Senate District 26, and won the seat in a special election. He is also a former Montgomery city council member who served the city for 11 years. Alabama News Network reached out to the Governor Kay Ivey’s office about Burkette’s resignation. Her spokesperson, Gina Maiola said “Governor…