Terry Lathan

ALGOP Chairman Responds to Governor Bentley’s Decision to Refuse Syrian Refugees

Yesterday, Governor Bentley announced that he will not accept Syrian refugees relocating to Alabama. Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan made the following statement regarding Governor Bentley’s decision: “Governor Bentley is making national news in his decision not to accept any relocation of Syrian refugees to Alabama after the tragedy in Paris. President Obama is […]

Hillary Clinton Is out of Touch in Alabama

by Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan   Hillary Clinton’s inaccurate and divisive language this past Saturday in Birmingham once again illustrates how out of touch she is with Alabama. To say that Alabama’s voting laws are a “blast from the Jim Crow past” is insulting to all of our citizens. In fact, Alabama’s required […]

Chairman Lathan Comments on Alabama General Fund Budget

MONTGOMERY – A $1.72 billion General Fund budget was passed by the Alabama Legislature Wednesday night and signed by Governor Robert Bentley yesterday morning. The budget passed in the Senate with a vote of 23-9 and in the House with a vote of 71-21. Following the passage of the General Fund budget, both the Senate […]

Chairman Lathan Responds to SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

In a 5-4 opinion released this morning, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down same-sex marriage bans across the nation, including in Alabama. According to the opinion delivered by Justice Anthony Kennedy, same-sex marriage is now a fundamental right. Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Scalia, Justice Thomas and Justice Alito filed dissenting opinions. Alabama […]

Chairman Lathan Responds to SCOTUS Obamacare Ruling

This morning the Supreme Court of the United States issued a 6-3 ruling to uphold the nationwide tax subsidies included in the Affordable Care Act. The subsidies are a core component of the Affordable Care Act. Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan made the following response: “The nightmare continues for America with the United States […]

Chairman’s Blog: Prickly Paths

Chairman’s Blog: Prickly Paths

Who knew there were so many types of cactus in the world? I didn’t, but I found that out in Phoenix, Arizona when I had a few minutes to explore the grounds of the hotel that was host to the May 2015 Republican National Committee Spring Meeting. I spotted a “Cactus Garden” which peaked my […]

Stupid Democrat Tricks

Stupid Democrat Tricks

On Wednesday, the television world said goodbye to David Letterman as he hosted his last show. One of Mr. Letterman’s famous and most entertaining segments was called ‘Stupid Pet Tricks’. If you’ve never seen one of the spots, here’s a link to the very first one. From every walk of life, people came to Letterman’s […]

Chairman’s Blog: Say What?

Chairman’s Blog: Say What?

I learned quickly as a 5th grade teacher to never begin a question with the word “WHY” when addressing a student with a discipline problem. In the student’s mind, their “why” answer validated their behavior. It gave them a platform to articulate, often in a defensive tone, the foundation of their perfectly logical reason for […]

Taking Our Eyes off of the Prize

Taking Our Eyes off of the Prize

I hope your Easter and Passover remembrances were wonderful and blessed. Honestly, my Easter day was odd. That’s not a word often associated with Easter, but it was for me this year. For the first time in 30 years, I did not have one of my children at home for Easter. Therefore, my husband and […]

She Nailed It!

As one of only six women who are GOP State Chairs, I find myself saying things that are out of the norm from the ChairMEN of the past. For example, “Where can I get my hair done?”, “Hold on while I switch out my heels to my flats” or “Where is a good nail salon?” […]