Bob Riley is the incumbent in this race.
Prior to becoming Alabama's Governor, he served in Congress from 1996-2002 representing the state's third district.
Riley is from Ashland in Clay County.
He and his wife Patsy are members of the First Baptist Church in Ashland.
The Rileys have four children and five grandchildren.
Before entering the political arena, Riley ran a trucking company, car dealership, real estate company, and grocery store and pharmacy.