2018 Election

E. Richard “Dickie” Drake

Dickie Drake

Office: Alabama House District 45

Party: Republican

Age: 72

Residence: Leeds

Political experience: Elected, Alabama House of Representatives special election, 2011; re-elected in 2014; member, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee and Judiciary Committee; member, Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee.

Professional experience:  Retired U.S. Air Force chief master sergeant after 42 years of military service; served in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Kosovo and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Afghanistan; chairman of Military and Veterans Affairs, vice-chairman of the Military Stability Commission.

Civic experience:Board member, Leeds Chamber of Commerce; past president and board member, Leeds Historical Society; past vice president, Leeds Jaycees; past president, Leeds Youth Baseball; youth baseball coach, 17 years; member, Leeds Exchange Club; member, Chief’s Council, 117 ARW; member, E-9 Association of the State of Alabama; advisory board member, Lehigh Hanson; advisory board member, Three Hots and a Cot, an organization for homeless veterans; deacon, Leeds First Baptist Church.

Education: Jefferson State Community College, computer science, and the Community College of the Air Force (leadership and intelligence).

Main issues: Drake lists a range of issues including property and gun rights, education, health care and veterans’ affairs. He also called for fairness in sewer rates and is pro-life and a supporter of the Second Amendment.

Campaign: www.facebook.com/Re-Elect-Rep-Dickie-Drake-1922676964440312/