Alabama State Senate, District 19
Political experience: Alabama State Senate, 2009-present; Alabama State House of Representatives, 1998-2009.
Professional experience: Homeless Education Coordinator, Bessemer City Schools.
Civic experience: Advisory Board, Jefferson/Shelby Counties American Cancer Society; Board of directors, Bessemer Civic Center; president, Concerned Citizens of Bessemer Cut-Off; Board of directors, State Democratic Executive Committee; Trustee, Shady Grove Baptist Church.
Education: Master of Arts, University of Montevallo; Bachelor of Science, Alabama State University.
Major campaign contributions: A-VOICE, $15,000; Alabama Realtors PAC, $5,000; Alabama Voice of Teachers for Education, $5,000; Medical Association of Alabama, $5,000; Alabama Power Company Employees State PAC, $3,000; Trust Representing Involved Alabama Lawyers, $2,500, Alabama Lenders PAC, $2,000; Road PAC, $2,000.