Republican U.S. House District 5 candidate Daniel Boman may have issues with the Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP) in addition to his legal trouble.
Boman is a disbarred attorney and former Alabama State Representative. He ran as a Republican in 2010 but switched parties to become a Democrat in 2011. He lost his reelection bid in 2014.
In 2012, Boman was the Democrat nominee for Alabama’s fourth congressional district, where he lost the general election to now-U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville). During that campaign, Boman caused controversy in a Facebook post where he implied that Aderholt was a homosexual. He has since claimed to have apologized to the congressman.
According to FEC reports, Boman still has an active FEC account from his 2012 congressional race. The account currently has a balance of $7,986 with contributions from various Democrat-backed PACs.
Alabama Republicans have a history of removing candidates who have run as members of another party, supported members of another party, or have moral and ethical issues. ALGOP’s Candidate Committee is the group tasked with deciding to remove a candidate from the ballot.
ALGOP’s Candidate Committee removed several candidates from the ballot last election cycle for various issues with the candidates.
1819 reached out to ALGOP spokeswoman Jeannie Burniston, who declined to comment, stating ALGOP had a policy of not commenting on matters to do with ballot challenges.
The Candidate Committee will decide Boman’s fate with ALGOP. However, his issues do not stop there.
Boman was indicted in November 2021 for first-degree theft in Lamar County – a charge he has pleaded not guilty to. After being granted a continuance by Circuit Judge Allen W. May, Jr., a new trial date has not been set.
According to the indictment, Boman knowingly exerted unauthorized control or obtained control by deception over more than $2,500. First-degree theft is a Class-B felony in Alabama punishable by a sentence of two to 20 Years.
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