Lee Busby

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Lee Busby is an American retired military officer and sculptor. He is an independent write-in candidate for the December 2017 Alabama Senate election.

Military career[edit]

Busby is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He graduated from the University of Alabama and served in the United States Marine Corps.[1] He served in Iraq and was vice chief of staff to General John F. Kelly, among other posts.[2] In 2007 Busby was awarded the Legion of Merit in recognition of his work as deputy chief of staff, Marine Corps Forces Europe, in Europe and Africa.[3]

Busby retired in 2013 with the grade of colonel,[1] and as a defense contractor trained soldiers in Afghanistan.[2]


In retirement, Busby turned to sculpting. He specializes in clay portraits of American soldiers killed in war.[4][1][5]


On 27 November 2017, Busby announced a write-in candidacy for the 2017 Alabama Senate election, 15 days prior to election day.

Busby described his political leanings as centrist. He opposes legal abortion under most circumstances, supports Republican tax proposals and repealing Obamacare, and voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 elections.[2]

Busby is a registered Republican.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Busby is divorced and has four children.[2]

External links[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "This Retired Marine Colonel Is An Incredible Sculptor". Southern Living. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Scherer, Michael (27 November 2017). "Retired Marine colonel to launch Senate write-in campaign in Alabama". Washington Post. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  3. "Military News". The Tuscaloosa News. 4 March 2007. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  4. "Marine seeks to honor fallen veteran with sculpture on college campus". Fox News. 30 October 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  5. Enoch, Ed (7 November 2017). "Alabama unveiling bust of alumnus killed in Afghanistan". AP. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  6. Persons, Sally (November 28, 2017). "Lee Busby, retired Marine, says he never supported Roy Moore, sees path to write-in victory". The Washington Times. Retrieved December 2, 2017.

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