2016 Primary Election

Jeff Newman (R)

Alabama Board of Education, District 7

Jeffery Newman photoJeff Newman

Date of Birth:  July 8, 1956; age 59

Residence:  Millport

Political experience: Member, Alabama State Board of Education, 2012-present, currently serving as vice-president of the board; Lamar County superintendent of education, 2008-2012.

Professional experience: Lamar County Superintendent of Education, 2008- 2012; career/tech director, federal programs coordinator and principal, Lamar County School System, 2004 -2008; career/tech director and principal, Pickens County School System, 2000 – 2004; assistant high school principal, Gordo High School, 1998 -2000; agribusiness teacher, Pickens County High School, 1980-1998; agribusiness teacher, Walker County High School, 1979-1980.

Civic experience: Chairman, Millport Industrial Development Board, 2010-present; Propst Memorial Methodist Church Member, 1956-present; National Rifle Association, Lifetime member.

Education: Educational specialist, curriculum/instruction evaluation and administration, NOVA Southeastern University, 2006; master’s in education, administration and supervision, the University of West Alabama, 1996; master’s in education, agribusiness and extension education, Mississippi State University, 1989; bachelor’s of science in education, agribusiness education, Auburn University, 1979; education concentration, Bevill State Community College, Fayette Alabama, 1975 -1977; Graduate, Millport High School, 1974.

Top Contributors: ProgressPac, $15,080; Alabama Farmers Federation Political Action Committee, $7,500.

Qualifications: Has worked in Alabama school systems since 1979 and has served as vice president of the Alabama Board of Education since 2012.