Office Sought: Alabama House of Representatives, District 47
Candidate Name: Jim Toomey
Residence: Vestavia Hills
Political experience: First-time candidate
Professional experience: Director of IT applications, Mutual of Omaha, 2009-2012; vice president/CIO, Protective Life Insurance Company, 1999-2007; vice president/CIO, Loyal American Life, 1980-99; vice president/COO, Dauphin Data Corp., 1990-97.
Education: Fellow, Life Office Management Association, 1990-95; bachelor’s in computer science, University of South Alabama, 1972; Technology Institute, 1970-71.
Main issues: Preparing students for 21st-century jobs, giving citizens the right to vote on an education lottery, accepting Medicaid expansion, restoring confidence in elected officials and protecting Alabama’s fresh water resources.
Top contributors: Jimmy Rushton: $10,000. William Rushton: $5,000. Alabama Works PAC: $2,000. Francis Rushton: $1,500.