Alabama House District 56
Political experience: Bessemer City Council, 1998-2010; Alabama House of Representatives, District 56, 2014-present; member, Alabama Democratic Party, member, Democratic Executive Committee.
Professional experience: U.S. Army, 1978-1988; U.S. Postal Service, 1989-1993; executive secretary, Law Center of Civil and Criminal Justice, 1995-1998; owner, Alexander Unity Flowers & Gift, 2002-present; former director, Lumzy Funeral Home, 1989-2009; director, Chambers Funeral Home, 1974-present and Westside Funeral Home, 2002-present.
Civic experience: Dunbar Abrams Alumni Association; national vice chair for Dunbar Abrams Alumni Association, 2018; member, Shiloh Baptist Church; Advisory Board of Save the Youth, 1990-present.
Education: Associate degrees, business administration and computer science, Southern College, 1985
Main issues: Gun violence, the opium epidemic and education are three of Alexander’s key issues.
“I want to deal with gun violence in schools, churches and in communities. I want to deal with the opium epidemic that is killing too many of our young adults,” she said. “I want to put books back into all our schools, so every child can have a textbook in their hands.”
She added, “Another thing dear to my heart is raising the minimum wage and making sure our retirees, state employees and teachers get adequate raises. I’m also for removing taxes off groceries and for strengthening affordable health care so it won’t be taken away from our citizens.”
Alexander also said she wants to ensure that citizens don’t lose their property if they can’t pay a property tax lien.
Top contributors: Alabama Voice of Teachers for Education: $20,500. Self, loan: $5,000. Retailers of Alabama: $3,000. Tiger Paw PAC: $2,500. Alabama Medical PAC: $2,500.