Senate District 16
Residence: Vestavia Hills
Political experience: Elected to Alabama House of Representatives seat, 1966, 1974, 1978 and 1982; unsuccessful run for U.S. House District 6, 1984; elected to Alabama Senate District 16, 1990-present.
Civic experience: Member of Homewood Church of Christ; serves on the following boards: Executive Committee of Birmingham Business Alliance, Faulkner University board of trustees, Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame; member of Hoover, Homewood, Shelby County and Vestavia Hills Chambers of Commerce; 50-year member of Civitan International; member of Masons and Shriners organizations; member of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club.
Main issues: Waggoner said he is “pro-business” and has worked to help businesses, passing bills on their behalf. Waggoner praised the schools in his area and said he wants to continue improving education by providing more funding.
Infrastructure is a high priority for Waggoner, as well. “We’ve got to deal with our infrastructure needs …. hundreds of bridges do not meet code. … We’ve got some highways that are in horrible condition,” he said.
Waggoner said “times are good in Alabama,” and praised the economy, manufacturing jobs, unemployment rate and revenue coming into the state.