In Alabama tonight, it’s George Wallace versus — Young Boozer. In addition to heated primaries for governor and the House of Representatives, the Heart of Dixie will also feature a Republican primary for state Treasurer with some very interesting names on the ballot.
In this case, the two candidates are George C. Wallace, Jr., son of the late Alabama governor and presidential candidate. The younger Wallace was previously elected Treasurer in 1986 and 1990, and was later elected as a Public Service Commissioner before losing the 2006 GOP primary for lieutenant governor.
As for Young Boozer, he is a former financial executive and former state Deputy Finance Director for two-term Republican Gov. Bob Riley. And as he explains on his website: “Yes, Young Boozer is my real name. I was named after my father who first made his name as a football star for the University of Alabama. My father was named after his father who served as Mayor of Samson, Alabama.” He has also passed the family name on to his son Young Boozer.