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October 30, 2012

Election 2012: Q&A with license commissioner candidate Ronnie Coffman

— • Name: Ronnie G. Coffman

• Age: 55

• Occupation: Registered Land Surveyor in Alabama and Tennessee

• Education: Elkmont High School, Limestone County Area Vocational Technical Center, and apprentice land surveyor from 1975 to 1986.

• Previous political experience: Candidate for 4th Legislative District in 1998, Republican nominee for 5th Legislative District in 2002, Republican nominee for 5th Legislative District in 2006, past secretary of the Limestone County Republican Executive Committee, past vice-chairman of the Limestone County Republican Executive Committee, present chairman of the Limestone County Republican Executive Committee, present member of the Alabama Republican Executive Committee, associate member of Republican Women of Limestone County (AFRW), and past alternate delegate for George W. Bush in 2000 at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, Pa.

• Community Involvement: Active member at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church, member of Lindsay Lane Worship Choir, AWANA Leader, and member of Gideon’s International.

• Personal: Wife, Regina L. Coffman; children, Christopher Eugene Coffman, Joshua Clem Coffman, and Jenna Elisabeth Coffman; granddaughter, Emily Rae Coffman, and grandson on the way.



The News Courier: Do you feel your political party affiliation has any bearing on the duties of a license commissioner? Why or why not? 

Ronnie Coffman: I believe that party affiliation has no bearing on the duties of the license commissioner’s office but political philosophy does matter.

Democratic candidates when they qualified signed a document that certified that they believe in the principles of the Democratic Party. Some of those principles voted on unanimously by the Alabama delegation at the Democratic National Convention were to support taxpayer-funded abortion, gay marriage, Obamacare and the removal of God from the platform.

Also, the Democratic ballot “I do pledge myself to abide by the result of the Primary Election and to aid and support the Nominees thereof in the ensuing General Election.” Ask yourself why any conservative voter would support a candidate who pledged their support for Barack Obama.

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