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Alabama Republican Party

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Phone: 205.212.5900 Fax: 205.212.5910

3505 Lorna Road, Birmingham, AL, 35216

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State Chairman

Terry Lathan

Professional

-elected Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party in February 2015

-started working with Republicans at the age of 18, in 1977.

-Alabama Republican Executive Committee member for 25 years

-recruited and trained over 300 Poll Watchers for the Republican Party and GOP candidates

-has attended 6 Republican National Conventions

-2012, Alabama College Elector Member for Mitt Romney 

-2008, Mobile County Republican Party Lifetime Achievement Award

-2004, Alabama Republican of the Year along with her husband, Jerry Lathan

-2000 and 2004, Mobile County Chair for George W. Bush, Presidential campaigns

 

Personal:

-graduate of Auburn University, Montgomery

-former 5th and 6th grade public school teacher

-Boys and Girls Club of Greater South Alabama, Board of Directors                                                            

       -2012, Boys and Girls Club Alabama Board Member of the Year (out of 735 members)

-Class of 2013 graduate of Leadership Mobile

-former member of the Alabama Women’s Commission and the 2011 Alabama State Mathematics Textbook Committee, appointed by Governor Robert Bentley

-Current sustaining donor to the Women’s Resource Center, Pro Life Organization in Mobile; as well as a former counselor and Life Chain coordinator

-Lives in Mobile and is married to Jerry Lathan for 35 years; 2 children- Brittany (30 years old, New Orleans) and Adam (28 years old, New York City);

-Active member at Christ United Methodist Church where her parents were one of the 13 founding couples that now is a 5,000 member church in Mobile

-certified NRA training in small arms

- drives a tractor and a backhoe; Lathans raise cattle and grow most of their own food on their farm

-an avid NASCAR fan and has gone 140 mph in a car with a professional driver


National Committeewoman

Vicki Drummond

Vicki Drummond was elected as the National Committeewoman from Alabama in February 2012. She earned her B.S., M.A. and Ed. S. at the University of Alabama. Her political activities consist of serving as a Delegate/Alternate Delegate to the 1988, 2004, 2008, and 2012 Republican National Conventions and she was selected as a member of the Platform Committee in 1988. She served on the NFRW Nominating Committee, was an NFRW National Chaplain and the Vice-Chairman of the Fundraising Committee. As a member of the Alabama Republican Party, Drummond has been on the Steering Committee as well as the Chairman of Congressional District 4. Drummond is also involved in her community as a member of the Heritage Foundation President’s Club, the Alabama Policy Institute, the National Rifle Association, etc. She served on Governor Robert Bentley’s Transition Team in 2010 and was appointed to the Alabama Constitution Revision Committee. Drummond currently resides in Jasper, AL and she and her husband have two adult sons, Matthew (Jamie) and Michael (Lee), and two granddaughters. 


National Committeeman

Paul Reynolds

He is in his third term serving as Alabama’s National Committeeman for the Republican National Committee, and is the founder and president of Reynolds Technical Associates, a broadcast engineering consulting firm in Pelham, Alabama. A native of Midway, Alabama, Paul has been actively involved in the conservative movement in Alabama and nationally for decades. Mr. Reynolds is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with post-graduate work at the University of Alabama. He and his wife, Joan, are members Hunter Street Baptist Church in Hoover, Alabama. 


Executive Director

Harold Sachs

Harold is no stranger to Alabama Republican politics, having served on the State Executive Committee for 12 years, and on the State Steering Committee as Vice-Chair of Districts 4,5 for six years. He was also the Winston County Republican Party Chairman for five years, and ran as a candidate for Senate District 4 in 2006. 

He has 38 years of broad base experience in the Electronics/Telecommunications industry, including business development, sales and management; and was the director of global accounts for an international company for 10 years.  He lives in Double Springs with his beautiful wife of 45 years, Bonnie.  They have two daughters and five grandchildren. 

Governor

Kay Ivey

Growing up in the small town of Camden in Wilcox County and working on her father’s farm taught Kay Ivey to value hard work and living within one’s means. Her parents instilled values of faith, family, and community.

After graduating from Auburn University in 1967, Kay worked as a high school teacher and a bank officer. She served as Reading Clerk of the Alabama House of Representatives under Speaker Joseph C. McCorquodale and Assistant Director of the Alabama Development Office, where she worked to spur job creation and economic development across the State.

In 2002, Kay became the first Republican elected State Treasurer since Reconstruction and was re-elected in 2006. As Treasurer, Kay was committed to making the office more open, transparent, and efficient.

Kay was elected Lieutenant Governor in 2010, becoming the first Republican woman to hold the office in Alabama’s history. She again made history on November 4, 2014, by becoming the first Republican Lieutenant Governor re-elected to the office. The Lieutenant Governor’s primary Constitutional duty is to preside over legislative proceedings of the upper house as President of the Senate.

One of Kay’s first actions in office was to lead the Commission on Improving State Government. The Commission was tasked with exploring ways to reduce government spending and find efficiencies in State government. Many of the Commission’s recommendations were implemented, laying the groundwork for Alabama to successfully complete The Road to Saving $1 Billion in December 2013.

In addition, Kay has taken on several initiatives to grow jobs, address child hunger, and increase STEM education. As Chair of the Military Stability Commission, she is leading the first statewide coordinated effort to secure and strengthen Alabama’s military assets ahead of any potential base or force realignments. She also serves as national chair of the Aerospace States Association.

On April 10, 2017, Kay was sworn in as the 54th Governor of the State of Alabama in the Old Senate Chamber in the Alabama State Capitol by Acting Chief Justice Lyn Stuart. 

Kay has been honored to receive numerous awards for her service to the State of Alabama, including the 2015 ALFA Service to Agriculture Award, Newmax’s 50 Most Influential Female Republican in the country and, most recently, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2016 Public Service Award.

Kay believes if you campaign as a Conservative for office, then you should govern as a Conservative in office. Kay Ivey will continue to bring conservative leadership with effective results to make this generation more productive and the next generation more prosperous. 

She is a member of the First Baptist Church of Montgomery, the Montgomery Rotary Club, and the Board of Directors of the Montgomery YMCA. Kay is also the first Girls State alumnus to be elected to an Alabama Constitutional Office.

Senator

Richard Shelby

Senator Richard Shelby was first elected to the Senate in 1986.

He is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. He also serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.

Senator Shelby believes that a smaller government is more effective and has long opposed government bailouts. He is a stalwart supporter of Second Amendment rights and has worked tirelessly to bring jobs and economic growth to Alabama. He has introduced a flat tax in every Congress since his election to the U.S. Senate, as well as a Balanced Budget amendment to the Constitution.

Prior to his election in the United States Senate, Senator Shelby served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and eight years in the Alabama legislature. He is a fifth generation Alabamian and a graduate of University of Alabama’s undergraduate and law programs.

Congresswoman

Martha Roby

Congresswoman Martha Roby is currently in her fourth term serving the people of Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to being elected to Congress, Rep. Roby worked as an attorney and served as a city councilman in her hometown of Montgomery.

In the House, Rep. Roby has been a forceful advocate for cutting wasteful spending and eliminating bureaucratic red tape that burdens American families and businesses. Roby is a Member of the House Committee on Appropriations, which has oversight on the whole range of government spending. Rep. Roby serves on the Defense Subcommittee, the Labor, Education, Health and Human Services Subcommittee, and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science. She is the first representative from the 2nd District to serve on the key congressional committee.

Rep. Roby also serves on the House Judiciary Committee.

In her short tenure in Congress, Rep. Roby has distinguished herself as an effective legislator and messenger for the conservative cause. She exposed abuses in the scandal-ridden Veterans Affairs health system and has worked tirelessly to improve care for veterans, both locally and nationally. A fierce advocate for the military, Roby is leading efforts to stop devastating cuts that threaten military readiness.

Roby obtained a Bachelor of Music degree from New York University in 1998 and her law degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 2001. Martha is married to Riley Roby and they have two children, Margaret and George. The Robys are members of Trinity Presbyterian Church, where they were married, their children were baptized and where they are involved in various ministries.

Congressman

Robert Aderholt

In November 2016, Congressman Robert B. Aderholt was elected to serve his eleventh term representing Alabama’s Fourth Congressional District.

Aderholt is a member of the powerful House Committee on Appropriations, which has jurisdiction over funding the operation of the federal government. He serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture and supports greater transparency, accountability and oversight to the appropriations process. Aderholt also serves as a member of the Commerce, Justice & Science Subcommittee and the Defense Subcommittee. An advocate of fiscal responsibility, truth in budgeting and a federal government that operates within its means, Aderholt tries to bring common-sense solutions to the Appropriations Committee.

Aderholt also serves as a commission member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (commonly known as the Helsinki Commission).  Founded in 1976, the Helsinki Commission is comprised of 56 countries around the world that together monitors human rights in Europe and Central Asia.

A staunch supporter of his community, district and the state of Alabama, Aderholt believes the federal government serves a critical role in assisting state and local projects regarding economic development. He continues to support pro-growth initiatives that create jobs, strong immigration standards, and robust national security.

Prior to his election to Congress, Aderholt served as Assistant Legal Advisor to Governor Fob James as well as Municipal Judge for the city of Haleyville, Alabama. Educated through Alabama's public school system, Aderholt went on to receive his B.A. from Birmingham Southern College and his J.D. from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

Born on July 22, 1965, and raised in Alabama, Aderholt and his wife, Caroline, have their residence in Haleyville along with their daughter, Mary Elliott, and their son, Robert Hayes. When Congress is in session, his family joins him in Washington, D.C. area.

Congressman

Gary Palmer

Congressman Palmer, who grew up in Hackleburg, a small town in Northwest Alabama, now lives in Hoover and represents Alabama’s 6th Congressional District. Palmer attended the University of Alabama and was the first person on either side of his family to attend college. In addition, he was a walk-on member of the football team under legendary football coach Bear Bryant.  After earning a B.S. in Operations Management, he worked in the private sector for 12 years; including nine with two major engineering construction companies, before involvement with Focus on the Family lead him to start the Alabama Family Alliance which later became the Alabama Policy Institute.

Palmer served as President of the Alabama Policy Institute for 24 years. During his tenure, the Alabama Policy Institute became a full-spectrum public policy organization that engaged in virtually all policy issues that affected Alabamians.  It is considered the premier conservative think-tank in Alabama.

Palmer also was a founding member of the board of directors of the State Policy Network, an umbrella organization for various state-based think-tanks.  He served on the State Policy Network board for six years, the last two as chairman. Leading this broad coalition of policy thinkers gave Palmer exposure and knowledge of policy problems that confront all 50 states.  When State Policy Network was founded in 1992, there were fewer than 20 state think-tanks in their network.  Today, State Policy Network has 65 member organizations.

Palmer served on four different state commissions on behalf of three different Governors. He was appointed to the Welfare Reform Commission by Governor Fob James.  He also served as an advisor to Governor James’ Aerospace, Science and Technology Task Force.  He was appointed to the Task Force to Strengthen Alabama Families by Governor Bob Riley, and the Alabama Commission on Improving State Government by Governor Robert Bentley.

In 2014, he was elected to the 114th Congress, having never served in office before. In Congress, Palmer is focused on paying down the national debt by cutting spending; regulatory reform by reducing the number and expense of federal regulations; lowering energy costs and spurring economic growth and job creation by accessing America’s vast energy resources; and replacing Obamacare with a health care plan that puts people back in charge of their health care decisions and that will truly make health care affordable and available; and protecting life in all its forms.  Palmer serves on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee and serves as the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Affairs Subcommittee. He also serves on the Budget Committee and the Space, Science and Technology Committee. He is the Vice Chairman and representative for Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina on the Republican Policy Committee. Palmer is a member of the Republican Study Committee and it's Steering Committee.

Palmer has been a member of the Rotary Club of Birmingham since 1993, and he is a Paul Harris Fellow.  He holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Mobile.  He and his wife Ann live in Hoover, Alabama where they attend Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama.  They have three children, Claire, Kathleen and Rob.

Congressman

Bradley Byrne

Congressman Byrne was born and raised in Mobile, just a few miles from the site where his great-great-great grandfather, Gerald Byrne, settled in the 1780’s.

After completing his undergraduate studies at Duke University, Byrne received his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law. He practiced law in Mobile for more than 30 years, always active in the local community through various service and economic development organizations.

Byrne served as a member of the Alabama State Senate representing District 32 from 2003 to 2007. Byrne was elected to Congress in December 2013, to complete the term of Congressman Jo Bonner, who announced his retirement in May 2013. Congressman Byrne was elected to his first full term on November 4, 2014.

In Congress, Byrne has established himself as an effective legislator by successfully advocating for local interests while also championing a smaller, less invasive federal government. Byrne has worked to support local industry through improved infrastructure, including the construction of a new I-10 bridge over the Mobile River. In an effort to shrink the federal bureaucracy, Byrne has pushed for the repeal of ObamaCare, fought to reduce the regulatory burden on small businesses and worked to rein in out-of-control federal spending.

As a member of the House Committee on Armed Services, Byrne has been an outspoken supporter for a strong national defense and improved quality of care at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Byrne has traveled with the Armed Services Committee to the Middle East to meet foreign leaders and visit with United States military personnel. Byrne has also used his position on the Committee to build support for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), which is built in part at Mobile’s Austal USA shipyard.

A lifelong native of Alabama’s Gulf Coast, Byrne has been a strong supporter of the coastal economy. Byrne led the charge for reforms to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act which would give more power over the Red Snapper fishery to the Gulf States. Byrne has also advocated for increased off-shore energy production and American energy independence.

As a former member of the Alabama State Board of Education and former Chancellor of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education, Byrne saw the House Committee on Education and the Workforce as a natural fit. On the Committee, Byrne has focused on returning more control over education policy to the state and local level. In addition to pushing right-to-work policies and taking on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Byrne has made workforce training and technical education one of his top priorities.

Byrne has been married to the former Rebecca Dukes of Montgomery for over 30 years. Rebecca is the President and CEO of The Community Foundation of South Alabama, and they are the parents of four children: Patrick, Kathleen, Laura, and Colin. Bradley and Rebecca welcomed the birth of their first grandson, MacGuire Arthur Byrne, on September 4, 2014. Bradley lives in Fairhope where he and his family are members of St. James Episcopal Church.

Congressman

Mike Rogers

Congressman Rogers is a fifth generation East Alabamian. He is a conservative, a Christian, the father of three and married to his wife, Beth, for over 30 years.

Mike grew up in Calhoun County, Alabama, in the small mill village of Blue Mountain. His mother worked in the local textile mill and his father was a firefighter. Mike learned the values of family, hard work and sacrifice from his parents.

Since first elected in 2002, Mike has been known for his tireless advocacy for the people and interests of Alabama’s Third Congressional District. He currently serves on the Agriculture Committee, the Armed Services Committee and the Homeland Security Committee, all vital to Alabama’s interests. Nationally, he has built a reputation as a recognized leader on key national security issues.

As a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, Mike was selected to serve as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces. The Subcommittee deals with missile defense and nuclear weapons issues. These are vital issues important to America’s national security and Alabama’s economy, especially now as our nation faces nuclear and ballistic missile threats from North Korea and Iran. Mike is an ardent proponent of our nation’s missile defense system to protect the United States and our key allies like Israel, and is consistently at odds with the Obama Administration over its positions on defense policy.

East Alabama is home to the Anniston Army Depot, Fort Benning, and Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base. To help advocate for these installations, Mike also serves on the Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee which has jurisdiction over military readiness, maintenance and logistics. The Readiness Subcommittee oversees the largest account in the Department of Defense’s budget. From this position, Mike works tirelessly to ensure our warfighters have the very best equipment, which includes the hard work done at the Anniston Army Depot, known as the ‘Pit Crew of America’s Warfighters.’

Agriculture is the number one sector of Alabama’s economy with over $1 billion in exports a year. From small family farms to leading research institutions like Auburn University and Tuskegee University, the Third Congressional District plays a key role in Alabama’s agriculture economy. Mike is well positioned as a senior member of the Agriculture Committee to play a key role in this year’s Farm Bill and help look out for what’s important to Alabama.

Mike also serves on the Committee on Homeland Security.  In his effort to streamline the Department, Mike has been critical of the Transportation Security Administration’s intrusive screening methods, wasteful spending and failure to adopt a more risk-based approach. Mike has made securing our borders a key part of the Committee’s agenda and works continuously to help improve FEMA’s disaster response.  Ensuring rural first responders are treated fairly by Washington is one of Mike’s top priorities, as is his strong advocacy for the Center for Domestic Preparedness located in Anniston, Alabama.

Mike’s service on these three Committees uniquely blends Alabama’s strengths into national priorities. He believes his work in Congress closely follows the old adage, “the government that governs best, governs least.” He continues to vote in favor of legislation that helps cut wasteful spending, balance the budget and reform the tax code in order to grow our economy and create jobs. Mike is a steadfast defender of the right to life and our Second Amendment rights.

Mike graduated from Saks High School and earned both his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Masters of Public Administration at Jacksonville State University. Later he graduated with honors from the Birmingham School of Law. He was a practicing attorney and is a small business owner in Calhoun County.

Congressman

Mo Brooks

On November 8, 2016, Congressman Mo Brooks was re-elected as the Representative for Alabama's 5th Congressional District. He proudly represents the people of North Alabama and serves on three important committees:  Armed Services, Science, Space, and Technology, and Foreign Affairs. 

Congressman Brooks is highly active and engaged in representing the interests of the 5th District. Brooks supports America’s missile defense technologies; he introduced successful legislation in 2011, 2012, and 2013 that blocked the White House from sharing classified missile technologies with Russia, and was adapted into the National Defense Authorization Act in FY2012. Rep. Brooks is also a vocal opponent of sequestration, voting against the Budget Control Act and called upon Administration officials to account for the consequences of sequestration in a HASC Strategic Forces Subcommittee hearing on April 18, 2012.

During his first year on the Hill, Brooks founded and became co-chairman of the Army Aviation Caucus, a forum in which Members of Congress, staff, and Army leadership raise awareness for Army Aviation and seek to affect legislative priorities. The Caucus now includes more than 40 members and is one of the most active caucuses on Capitol Hill.

Growing up in North Alabama, Mo Brooks' parents taught him early on that study and hard work were expected and required. They also taught him the importance of honesty, and to never be shy about speaking up and fighting for important principles. Brooks was born in 1954 in Charleston, South Carolina, and moved in 1963 to Huntsville, Alabama. Rep. Brooks’ father, Jack Brooks, retired from Redstone Arsenal’s Metrology Center. Brooks’ mother, Betty Brooks, taught economics and government for over 20 years at Lee High School. 

Rep. Brooks graduated from Grissom High School in 1972 (where he was all-city in baseball and an active member on two state championship debate teams). He graduated from Duke University in three years with a double major in political science and economics, with highest honors in economics. In 1978, he graduated from the University of Alabama Law School.

After graduation, Rep. Brooks worked as a prosecutor in the Tuscaloosa District Attorney’s office, where he built a solid "tough-on-crime" reputation. While there, he obtained guilty verdicts in every one of the 20-plus jury trials he prosecuted. He also organized and managed the grand jury.

Rep. Brooks left the Tuscaloosa District Attorney’s office in 1980 to return to Huntsville as a law clerk for presiding Circuit Court Judge John David Snodgrass. In 1982, Brooks was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives and became one of 11 Republican legislators (out of 140 total) and the only elected Republican legislator north of Birmingham.

Brooks was reelected to the Alabama House in 1983, 1986, and 1990. While in the legislature, he was elected Republican House Caucus Chairman three times and was ranked number one (out of 140 legislators) by the Alabama Taxpayers’ Defense Fund in the fight to protect family incomes from higher taxes. He was also ranked in the top 20 percent by Alabama Alliance of Business & Industry on pro-jobs, tort reform, and free enterprise issues and was recognized as one of the legislature’s most effective legislators by Alabama Magazine.

In 1991, Brooks was appointed Madison County District Attorney. In 1996, he ran for the Madison County Commission and unseated an eight-year incumbent Republican. He was reelected to the Commission in 2000, 2004, and 2008. During every year except when he was serving as a prosecutor or court clerk, Brooks held a second job in private practice. In 1995-1996, he was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for then Attorney General Jeff Sessions and, from 1996-2002, was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for then Attorney General Bill Pryor.

In 1976, Mo Brooks married Martha Jenkins of Toledo; they met at Duke University. Martha graduated from the University of Alabama with an accounting degree. She later retired as a certified public accountant and obtained a math and education major from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2005. She taught math at Whitesburg Middle School. Mo and Martha are the proud parents of four children and grandparents of eight grandchildren. Rep. Brooks was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 2, 2010.

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