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Born in Randolph County and raised in Cleburne County, John Merrill graduated from Cleburne High School and The University of Alabama, where he was elected President of the Student Government Association. 

While at The University, John married the former Cindy Benford who went on to become a career educator and served as principal at Westwood Elementary School in Coker. Years later they started a family, and today, they have two adult children, Brooks and Allie Grace. 

After graduating from The University, John has served in a number of vocational roles, all focused in the area of customer service – from Account Executive and Manager at a publishing company to Business Development Officer for a community bank in Tuscaloosa. 

In 2010, John ran for and won a seat in the Alabama Legislature from House District 62 representing southern and eastern Tuscaloosa County. During his time in the legislature, John was known as a reform-minded conservative. He fought for and helped pass sweeping ethics reform, legislation protecting the unborn, and worked to rein in the size of government. 

In 2014, John launched a successful campaign for Secretary of State on a platform of continuing to reduce the size of government and bringing winning conservative principles to Montgomery. 

While serving as Alabama’s 53rd Secretary of State John has continued to bring conservative-minded reforms to government. 

  • Made it easier to vote and harder to cheat by implementing America’s toughest voter ID law, all while cleaning the state’s voter rolls and registering record numbers of citizens.
  • Slashed his office budget and saved Alabama taxpayers millions by reducing overhead, ending duplication of services, and making government operate at the speed of business.
  • Created new online tools for businesses allowing their filings to be processed in one-day instead of the 7 months it took when he came into office.
  • Promoted adoption services and fought to make it easier for families to bring a child into their home by removing red-tape. 


While John has been an agent of conservative change in Montgomery, Washington has continued to frustrate him and millions of other Alabama families. 

He believes we need to build a wall and stop illegals who want to cheat the system from entering our country, just as he has done with his tough voter ID law. 

He’ll fight to reduce spending and isn’t afraid to stand up to the socialists, just like he did in Alabama when they sued his office, and lost. As a proven conservative winner, John is running for the United States Senate to bring winning conservative solutions to Washington.