It’s a well-known fact that a leader is only as effective as the team behind him, so I’m glad to say that we have an amazing team on board at ALGOP Headquarters! It’s important to me that you know who is on staff and what they are doing to help our Party move forward, so please take a few minutes to learn a little more about them. They are ready to help you, so don’t hesitate to call upon them.
For the cause,
Bill Armistead, Chairman
Alabama Republican Party


Harold Sachs

Chief of Staff

Harold is no stranger to Alabama Republican politics, having served on the State Executive Committee for the past nine years, and on the State Steering Committee as Vice-Chair of Districts 4,5 for the past four years, a position to which he was recently re-elected.  He was also the Winston County Republican Party Chairman for five years, and ran as a candidate for Senate District 4 in 2006.  

He has 38 years of broad base experience in the Electronics/Telecommunications industry, including business development, sales and management; and was the director of global accounts for an international company for the past 10 years.  He lives in Double Springs with his beautiful wife of 41 years, Bonnie.  They have two daughters and five grandchildren they dote upon.

Connect with Harold: HSachs@algop.orgFacebook

Britney Mitchell Garner

Finance Director

Britney Garner is a native of Montgomery and is a 2008 graduate of the University of Alabama with a B.A. degree in Public Relations and Political Science. She also recently earned her MPA at Auburn University with a concentration in non-profit management. Britney is no stranger to the political arena. She started working on her first campaign as a sophomore in high school. She continued her political endeavors by working with Bob Riley for Governor in 2006. During the 2010 campaign cycle, she was named Field Director for Tim James for Governor and Field Coordinator for Dr. Robert Bentley for Governor. In her spare time Britney is involved in her community through the Jr. League, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority as Panhellenic Delegate, and as the Vice President of the Montgomery Panhellenic Association. Still a newlywed, Britney married Timothy Garner last summer, who is a CPA with UAB. They make their home in Birmingham.

Connect with Britney: BGarner@algop.orgFacebookLinkedIn



Volunteer Staff


Carol Hinkle



A native of Birmingham, Carol is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a master degree from Samford University.  While teaching Alabama history/Civics and American history at Vestavia Hills High School, her interest was sparked in Alabama politics.  As a member of the original faculty of the high school, she developed the Student Council organization that produced many outstanding leaders in our state and nation. She communicates with many of these students  today on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  Serving as a Guidance Counselor and Assistant Principal, Carol enjoyed a leadership role in  school and community affairs.  Visiting her 3 grandchildren in San Diego is her favorite past time.  Watching the sun rise on Choctahatchee Bay in Destin is another.


At the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin lamented, “We are watching a rising or setting sun on our Republic.”  Her service to the Republican party is Carol’s contribution to that “rising sun” of electing qualified Republican leaders to office.


Dr. John Killian

Volunteer Chaplain

Alabama Republican Party


When I was elected Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party I announced my intention to appoint a Chaplain for the Alabama Republican Party in order to minister to the needs of our 400 plus member State Executive Committee. I could not have found a more perfect choice as Chaplain than Dr John Killian, Pastor of Maytown Baptist Church in Jefferson County. Brother John is not only a caring, loving person who knows how to minister to the needs of his flock but he is one of the strongest committed conservative Republicans that I know. He is not ashamed of his faith and he is not ashamed of being a staunch Republican.

I believe that as Chaplain, Brother John will provide the encouragement, compassion and love that we all need when we are faced with difficult or challenging times. We all go through difficult times. Sickness, death, financial struggles and family emergencies can affect us all. Spiritual needs are the greatest of all needs, and Brother John is available to help. He is ready to share the love of God and wisdom from His Holy Word.

Please feel free to contact Brother John if you or a loved one need prayer or just a word of encouragement. He is here to offer comfort or spiritual guidance during your time of need. You can email him at or call him at 205-835-0399. – Chairman Bill Armistead

More About Brother John

A Birmingham native, John is married to Jeannie, a 2nd grade teacher at Pleasant Grove Elementary School, and they have two children. Their son, John Jr., is a graduate of the University of Mobile and is currently in Belfast, Northern Ireland serving with Young Adult Volunteers. Their daughter, Sarah, is a graduate of the University of Alabama and is a producer at NBC 13 News in Birmingham. The youngest of 4 children, John grew up in Wylam, Alabama, the son of a steelworker. John received his Bachelor of Arts from Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, TN, his Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also received his Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been the pastor of Maytown Baptist Church, in Maytown, Alabama since 1998. He is an adjunct Professor at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Birmingham Center, teaching classes on doctrine, biblical exegesis and practical ministry. He is the three-time winner of the John Randolph of Roanoke National Historical Oration Contest and on the board of directors for the Alabama Citizen’s Action Program. John is on the Board of Regents for the University of Mobile and the Board of Governors for Judson College. He was appointed by Governor Bentley to the State Health Coordinating Council in 2011. He is Past President for the Alabama Society, Sons of the American Revolution. John has also served on various campaign committees and the Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee and the Alabama Republican Executive Committee. He previously served as Chaplain of the Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee

He had the privilege to serve as tour host to the country of Israel in June of 2006 and January of 2008.