Steve Flowers

“Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers” is Alabama’s leading political column. It is published weekly in over 60 Alabama newspapers and has a circulation of over 360,000. Having served 16 years in the Alabama State Legislature, Steve brings a unique perspective to Alabama politics.

“Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers” covers the state political scene each week in an entertaining and informative fashion. The weekly column also takes its readers down “Memory Lane” with Alabama’s rich and colorful political history.

August 10, 2022 – Jim Oakley

A legend in Alabama newspaper, educational, and political lore, Jim Oakley of Centreville, turned 87 last month. Jim is known statewide as the legendary owner, publisher, and editor of the Centreville Press newspaper.  However, he has also been intertwined with Alabama politics for over six decades.  If you only counted Jim Oakley, Jr.’s service to his city, Centreville, and his county, Bibb, he would be an icon.  In addition, when you add his 33 years as an assistant dean and head of placement services at the University of Alabama, it qualifies him in my book and a good many Alabamians minds, as one of our state’s institutional legends. Jim Oakley grew up in the newspaper business.  Around 1915, his grandfather bought two local papers and combined them into the Centreville Press.  His…

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August 3, 2022 – Big Jim’s Show in 1962 Governor’s Race

The 1962 Governor’s Race was between George Wallace, James “Big Jim” Folsom, and newcomer Ryan DeGraffenreid, a state senator from Tuscaloosa.…

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July 27, 2022 – 1962 Governor’s Race

It is hard to believe it has been 60 years since George Wallace’s first victorious race for governor. Let’s go down memory lane and reminisce about…

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In addition to his weekly newspaper column, Steve Flowers brings his expertise to radio and television shows throughout the state.

I will be on CBS 42 (Bham) tonight at 6PM and 10PM discussing ALGOP resolution to recommend closed primaries. It pr… https://t.co/F4V6wcLpoP
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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem was very impressive at GOP Summer Dinner last night. #alpolitics
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Hope you enjoy this week’s column on Jim Oakley. https://t.co/a7MZODmi5u #alpolitics
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“This Week in Alabama Politics” is a 10 minute weekly show produced by Troy University television. His 30 minute show, “Alabama Politics” features statewide political figures and can be viewed every Thursday and Friday night on public television. Alabama Politics can be viewed in Montgomery and Autauga County viewing areas Monday through Friday at 7:30 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. on channels 43 and 96.

Steve also appears regularly on Montgomery television station, WAKA, CBS 8 as their political analyst. He has also served as the political analyst and commentator for CBS42 in Birmingham, AL for over a decade.

Steve’s radio show, “This Week in Alabama Politics”, is aired every Saturday at 4:35 on TROY Public Radio. It is also syndicated statewide and can be heard over 21 commercial stations throughout the state.

Of Goats and Governors – Six Decades of Colorful Alabama Political Stories

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The new book from Steve Flowers, Of Goats and Governors – Six Decades of Colorful Alabama Political Stories, is now available for sale. It will be enjoyable reading for anyone interested in Alabama political history. The book is published by NewSouth Books, an independent publishing house specializing in regional books of national interest.