Best Places to Live

Alabaster , AL

Population: 31,905

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Voters in Alabaster, Ala., consistently back conservative candidates. The last time a Republican presidential candidate lost the vote in Alabaster was in 1968, when most of Alabama voters backed Governor George Wallace, who ran as a Democrat.

Alabaster's city council has demonstrated a commitment to being fiscally conservative. It most recently passed a spending budget that would increase the city's fund balance by $400,000 based on revenue projects. Alabaster is the home of Alabama Sen. Cam Ward, a Republican who some political observers predict will run for governor.

Spencer Bachus, a rank-and-file Republican according to GovTrack, represents Alabama's 6th Congressional District, which includes Alabaster. Bachus was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992. The American Conservative Union gave Bachus a lifetime rating of 92, indicating a consistent conservative voting record.   

Residents here are likely to ...

  • drive a Cadillac.
  • eat at Chic-fil-A.
  • shop at Sam's Club.
  • watch The Bachelorette.
  • read Good Housekeeping.

Alabaster , AL Highlights

Romney won 77% of the vote in 2012
U.S. Representative: Spencer Bachus, Repbulican
Bachus opposed stronger environmental regulations on fossil fuels