Alabama Board of Education, District 7
Rhea Tays Fulmer
Date of birth: September, 1957; age 58
Political experience: Lauderdale County Commissioner, 2008-2012; lost re-election bid in 2012; volunteer, Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign in Lauderdale County.
Professional experience: Owner/photographer, Rhea Fulmer Photography, 1998-2008; account executive, Courier Journal, 2001-2003; Westat, professional field interviewer for current Medicare beneficiary survey; pharmaceutical sales representative, MMD, New York; real estate agent and appraiser, Don Behel Realty & Auction, Killen.
Civic experience: Counselor, Shoals Area Citizens for Life, 1985.
Education: Alabama Local Government Training Institute Graduate Program, Auburn University Center for Governmental Services, 2010; graduate of Millington Central High School, Millington, Tennessee, 1975; attended Brooks High School, Killen, 1971-1974; Shoals School of Business, Alabama real estate license; Alabama Real Estate Institute, real estate appraisal license.
Top contributors: Rhea Tays Fulmer, $650; John Hargett, $360; Shirley Riley $150.
Qualifications: Fulmer has more than a decade of experience as a business owner and served on the Lauderdale County Commission for one term.