Office: Alabama House District 60
Political experience: Alabama House Representatives, 2010–present; assistant liaison, Capital Projects and Development for the City of Birmingham under Mayors Richard Arrington, Bernard Kincaid and William Bell, 1996-2000.
Professional experience: Givan & Associates Law Firm, 2004-present; Birmingham Housing Authority Hope 6 Administrator for Metropolitan Gardens and Tuxedo Terrace, 2000-2010.
Civic experience: Workforce Development Youth Advisory Board, 2000-2015; member, Museum of Urban Arts, 2000-2015; member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Omicron Omega Chapter, 1990-present; member, Tri-County Chapter of Links Inc.; member, NAACP Metro Birmingham Chapter, 2000-present.
Education:B.A., Political and Social Science, Miles College, 1992; J.D., Miles School of Law, 1996.
Main issues:In the wake of the epidemic of gun violence, Givan hopes to put forward meaningful gun legislation.
“I’ve addressed many issues since being elected to House from human rights to civil rights and LGBTQ rights, but this year with the current climate of our country, I would like to sponsor legislation for gun control,” she said. “I will continue my support of education and job creation.” Givan wants Alabama residents to be the recipients of any jobs involving state contracts. “I’ve sponsored legislation to that extent. People need to be able to make an honest living, to take care of themselves and to take care of their families,” she said.
Top contributors: Alabama Voice of Teachers for Education: $12,500. Angus Capital Corporation: $5,000. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians: $2,500.