2022 Elections

Ontario J. Tillman, Alabama House of Representatives District 56

Ontario Tillman (Provided photo)

Ontario J. Tillman

Party: Democratic

Age: 44

Residence: Bessemer

Political experience: First run for political office but has worked for candidates through the Bessemer Voters League.

Professional experience: Attorney in private practice; former educator and basketball coach.

Civic experience: Has been involved with the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Habitat for Humanity, March of Dimes, boys’ clubs and sports leagues and free legal clinics.

Education: Bachelor’s in special education; master’s in collaborative teaching from Alabama A&M University; graduated Jess Lanier High School.

Main issues: Bring more high-paying jobs to District 56; work to provide more adequate and affordable housing; work to expand mental health services; improving the transit system, roads and other infrastructure; increase pay for teachers and retired teachers and focus on science, technology, engineering and math education.

Campaign Info: https://www.voteontariotillmandistrict56.com/