State Representative, District No. 46
Residence: Mountain Brook
Political experience: None.
Professional experience: Consultant, LGBTQ component fund, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, April 2017-present; territory manager, Entellus Medical, April-October 2016; sales representative, Stryker Neuro, Spine ENT, 2013-2016; vice president sales, Texas / sales manager, The Stewart Organization, 2007 -2013; color systems sales manager, The Stewart Organization, 2005-2007; color systems sales specialist, The Stewart Organization, 2002-2003.
Education: MBA, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, 2011; bachelor’s in English, Spring Hill College, 1999.
Civic experience: Volunteer, Birmingham Education Foundation, 2017; volunteer, Community Food Bank of Central Alabama Warehouse, 2017; volunteer, Alabama Possible Cash For College Program, 2016-2017; member and volunteer, Vogel Alcove Corporate Giving Committee, Dallas, 2012-2013; corporate sponsor representative, SMU Cox Dallas 100 Corporate Sponsor Representative, Dallas, 2010-2013, event committee chair, AIDS Alabama Gala, 2006; volunteer, Auxiliary/Recovery Room Volunteer, Children’s Hospital System, 2005-2006; board of directors, AIDS Alabama, 2004-2006.
Main issues: From the candidate’s website: “I am running for State Representative because I expect more from the state I love. I expect our elected officials to heed their calls to public service as servants and not as paid puppets. I expect our laws to equally protect and support all of the people of this great state. I expect a fair and level playing field so that each child can reach his or her God-given potential. I expect clean drinking water, clear air and natural resources for this generation and future generations to enjoy. I expect our legislators to ask more questions, review more data, measure more outcomes, engage with more citizens, and communicate with more transparency. I expect state leaders to behave and to govern with the highest level of ethics and integrity. I expect our Legislature to prioritize solutions to real problems facing Alabamians like job and wage growth, education, criminal justice reform, healthcare and environmental protection instead of spending valuable time debating non-existent problems like bathroom choice, how quickly we can kill a death-row inmate and what measures need to be in place to forever enshrine confederate monuments. These measures do not help heal our past or provide a meaningful path forward for our state.”
Top contributors: Bob McKenna, $4,350; Courtney Andrews, $2,500; Karma Harris, $2,000; Laura Steele, $1,589; Jeffery Bayer, $1,500; Louise McPhillips, $1,500; Ali Goodrich, $ 1,000; Brad Johnson, $1,000; Courtney Andrews, $1,000; Dell Brooke, $1,000.