2016 Primary Election

Gene Rowley (R)

Shelby County Commission, District 4

Gene Rowley photoGene Rowley

Date of birth: April 29, 1970; 45

Residence: Alabaster

Political experience: None

Professional experience: Senior code reviewer/system analyst, Xerox Corp., 2014-present; unmanned aerial vehicle operator, AAI Corp. (Textron Systems), 2009-2014; budget and finance NCO/comptroller, Alabama National Guard 20th Special Forces Group, 2001-2009; owner/voiceover talent, Gene Rowley Voiceover, 1989-present.

Civic experience: Vice president/general manager, Alabaster Broadcasting & Community Radio nonprofit, 2013-present; ambassador, Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, 2014-present; master of ceremonies for numerous civic organizations and events, including Sav-A-Life Shelby’s Annual Banquet, Shelby District Eagle Scout Banquet and American Legion Vietnam 50th Anniversary; volunteer, Alabaster City Youth Soccer, 1999-2001; member, Matthew Blount American Legion Post 555, 2015-present; volunteer, Alabaster City School’s Sister School project, 2016; volunteer history teacher, Hope Christian School, 2014-2015.

Education: Associate’s degree in applied science, Cochise College, 2009; pursuing bachelor’s degree in history, American Military University, 2009-present.

Top contributors: Self, loans, $3,600; Time Honeycutt/AIPHA Orthopaedic, $250; Emmanuel Scozzaro, $200; Keith Arnold; $200; Robert Clark, $100; Kyle Hannah, $100; Kendra Axon, $100; Eric Fort, $100; Lee F. Miller, $100; Mark Graham, $100; Dr. Marty Lovvorn, $100.

Main issues: If elected, the candidate wants to maintain and improve infrastructure growth, be a fiscal conservative steward of taxpayer money and efficiently allocate funds for county departments and projects, increase and expand the role of civic organizations throughout the community and continue to build on the success of the Shelby County Commission in quality of life issues and access to health care and services for aging residents.

Campaign: www.generowley.com