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Bob Riley
Governor, State of Alabama

Bob Riley became the state’s Currently 52nd Governor in January 2003 with a promise to bring change to state government, and he got to work fulfilling that promise immediately. During his first weeks in office, Governor Riley brought a new level of openness and accountability to state government. One of his first acts as Governor was signing an Executive Order to stop “pass-through pork,” a deceitful spending practice that for years had allowed legislators in Montgomery to hide taxpayer money in the budget for handpicked special projects. Governor Riley’s action eliminated more than $40 million in pork projects. Governor Riley also proposed the first reforms to the state’s health insurance programs. These reforms will save taxpayers $300 million. He also implemented budget reforms that allow taxpayers to see exactly how their money is being spent, and Governor Riley fought for new laws that strengthen private property rights for all Alabamians and toughen penalties against sexual predators. When he assumed office, Alabama faced its greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression and a record budget deficit. Governor Riley has managed the state out of this crisis with an eye on improved efficiency and cost-savings in government. Governor Riley approved spending cuts of more than $500 million and eliminated funding for non-state agencies. For his leadership in addressing the state’s fiscal crisis, Governor Riley was named the “Public Official of the Year” by Governing magazine in 2003, and Time magazine hailed him for being one of the nation’s “most courageous politicians. ”Governor Riley has also been focused on job creation and met with great success. An economy that was weak and had lost 47,000 jobs in the three years prior to his election is today recognized as one of the strongest in the nation. During his term as Governor, Alabama has experienced net jobs gains, record low unemployment and been honored as “State of the Year” for three consecutive years due to its economic development. With fiscal discipline and the strongest economy in Alabama’s history, the record budget deficit Governor Riley inherited when he came into office has been turned into a record budget surplus. Governor Riley is also keeping his pledge to fight for better education. Under his leadership, the Alabama Reading Initiative has received record funding and is being implemented in every K-3 classroom in the state. The Governor also proposed record funding for the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative and a new distance learning program that is bringing new opportunities to students across the state, especially in Alabama’s smaller, rural communities. Prior to his election, Governor Riley served for three terms in Congress from 1996-2002 representing Alabama’s third district. Before entering public service, Governor Riley ran a number of successful businesses, including a trucking company, a car dealership, a real estate company, a grocery store and a small pharmacy. He’s also been a cattleman for almost 30 years. A native of the small Clay County town of Ashland, Governor Riley is married to the former Patsy Adams, also from Clay County. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Ashland, where he taught the men's Sunday school class for a number of years and also served as Chairman of the Church’s Board of Trustees. The Rileys were blessed with four children and are the proud grandparents of five grandchildren.

Web Sites: State of Alabama - Office of the Governor
  Bob Riley for Governor


Jeff Sessions
United States Senator

Jeff Sessions, a native of the Wilcox County community of Hybart, Alabama, was elected to the United States Senate in 1996. Currently in his second term, Senator Sessions serves on four committees – Armed Services, Judiciary, Budget, and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. He also chairs the Republican Steering Committee, a “think tank” and action group for Republican senators. Prior to his election to the Senate, Senator Sessions had a distinguished public service career in Alabama, as State Attorney General as well as U.S. Attorney in Mobile. A lawyer by training, Senator Sessions also practiced law in Russellville and Mobile. While serving in the Senate, Senator Sessions has received numerous awards including the Reserve Officers Association Minuteman of the Year Award, the Watchdogs of the Treasury Golden Bulldog Award, the National Federation of Independent Business Guardian of Small Business Award and the Alabama Farmers Federation Service to Agriculture Award. Senator Sessions is a 1969 graduate of Huntingdon College, and he received a law degree from the University of Alabama in 1973. Senator Sessions is married to Mary Blackshear Sessions, originally of Gadsden, and they have three children.

Web Site: U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions
Committees: Armed Services, Judiciary, Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions
  Senate Budget, Joint Economic, Caucus on Internationl Narcotics Control
  Senate Republican Steering Committee -- Chairman

Richard Shelby
United States Senator

Richard Shelby, Alabama's senior United States Senator, was first elected to the Senate in 1986 with an undeniable commitment to Alabama and the simple philosophy that a smaller government can also be a more effective government. Senator Shelby is Chairman of the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee and Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee. In addition, he is a member of the full Appropriations Committee and the Special Committee on Aging. Senator Shelby's legislative agenda mirrors not only his conservative values, but his commitment to freedom, family and a strong prosperous economy. He has authored and introduced legislation to create a balanced budget constitutional amendment every Congress since his election to the United States Senate. A leading tax code reform proponent, Senator Shelby is the Senate sponsor of legislation that would replace the current tax code with a flat-rate tax. President Bush has acknowledged that reform of the tax code is one of his priorities in a second term, and Senator Shelby intends to play an integral role in that debate. Prior to Senator Shelby's election to the United States Senate, he served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and eight years in the Alabama legislature. He also served as a City Prosecutor in Tuscaloosa, U.S. Magistrate for the Northern District of Alabama, and Special Assistant to the Attorney General in Alabama. A fifth generation Alabamian, Senator Shelby is a graduate of the University of Alabama's undergraduate and law programs. He and his wife, Annette Nevin Shelby, have two sons: Richard Jr. and Claude Nevin. Claude and his wife Lisa have one daughter, Anna Elizabeth Shelby, and one son, William Nevin Shelby.

Web Site: U.S. Senator Richard Shelby
Committees: Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs, Appropriations, Aging


Mike Rogers
Representative, U.S. Congress, Alabama District 3

Congressman Mike Rogers, 47, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2002 and represents East Alabama's Third Congressional District. A fifth generation resident of East Alabama, Mike graduated from Saks High School and earned both his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Masters of Public Administration at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. At 28 years old, he became the youngest person and first Republican elected to the Calhoun County Commission. While serving on the Commission and working for the United Way, Mike enrolled in law school at the Birmingham School of Law, along with his wife, Beth. Upon graduating with honors, Mike began a general law practice in Anniston, and three years later started his own firm with two partners, which grew to become Anniston's largest. Although Mike has enjoyed professional success, he considers himself most blessed to be the father of Emily (age 11), Evan (age 10) and Elliot (age 7), and to be married to his wife Beth for 24 years. He and his family reside in the Saks community and attend Saks Baptist Church, the same church that his grandfather attended. In 1994 Mike ran for the Alabama House of Representatives and defeated the incumbent Speaker Pro Tem. He was re-elected for a second term in 1998 and voted to become House Minority Leader in 1998. Congressman Rogers is Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Management, Integration, and Oversight, and serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Agriculture Committee. His top priorities include strengthening East Alabama's vital military facilities, advocating strongly the state's agriculture interests, and helping grow the state's economy to provide new opportunities for jobs and development.

Web Sites: Congressman Mike Rogers
  Mike Rogers For Congress
Committees: Armed Services, Agriculture, Committee on Homeland Security


DuWayne Bridges
State Representative, District 38 (Chambers, Lee)

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Representative DuWayne Bridges was elected in September, 2000. He received his B.A. in Business Administration from Faulkner University and Masters Degree in Human Resource Management from Troy State University. He and his wife, Pat, are the parents of two children: DuWayne Jr. and Karen. Representative Bridges is the owner and president of Bridges/Perlis Travel Plaza and is the owner of Bridges Western Wear and Antiques. He is also a member of the Assembly of God Church . Representative Bridges serves as a member of the Colonial Bank Board of Trustees, the Opelika-Auburn Chamber of Commerce, and Gideon's International. He has also served as past overall chairman of the Hike/Bike/Run Event for Valley Haven School for the Mentally Retarded, past president and board member for the Association for the Retarded Citizens, past president and board member for the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, past vice chairman for the Alabama State Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, and as a board member for the Chattahoochee Valley Hospital. Representative Bridges has also been honored as the 1991 Outstanding ARC Volunteer and the 1996 Chambers County Gentleman of the Year.

Web Site: State Representative DuWayne Bridges
Committees: Banking and Insurance, Lee County Legislation


Judge Calvin Milford
District Judge, Chambers County

Judge Calvin Milford was elected District Judge of Chambers County in May of 2005. He graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1985, then went on to graduate from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1988. He was the full-time assistant District Attorney for Randolph County from 1988-1990 and then had a private law practice in LaFayette, Alabama from 1991-2005. His work experience includes being an attorney for Chambers County Dept. of Human Resources for 14 years, attorney for the Town of Five Points, AL for 13 years, attorney for the Chambers County Industrial Development Authority for 10 years, attorney for the City of LaFayette, AL for 9 years, part-time Assistant District Attorney for Fifth Judicial Circuit with responsibility for prosecution of cases in LaFayette and Lanett municipal courts, Chambers County District Court and Chambers County Juvenile Court for 7 years. Judge Milford served as a Municiapl Judge for the town of Camp Hill for 2 years as well for the city of Roanoke for 2 years, until he was elected District Judge in 2005. He is married to the former Sharron Rice of Roanoke and they are the parents of two daughters. Judge Milford is a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of LaFayette, Alabama. His civic involment includes Moderator of East Liberty Baptist Association from 1999-2002, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission, Member and President-Elect of the Chambers County Bar Association, Member and Past President of LaFayette Rotary Club, Member of Chambers County Cattleman's Association, Member of Board of Directors of Chambers County Museum, Former President and Member of the Board of Directors of the Public Building Authority of the City of LaFayette, Alabama, 1994 graduate of Chambers County Project Leadership & served as a volunteer instructor on Chambers County history for 5 years, and was named the 2002 LaFayette Citizen of the Year by the Citizens for a Better LaFayette.

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Debbie Wood
District 6
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Thank you for taking your time to visit this web-site.  It is extremely difficult to visit all of our constituents so I am excited to share some information about myself. I have been married for 16 years to Bobby Wood and we have two children, Nick (14) and Katey (13).  Both of our children are students at Chambers County Schools and our family attends Langdale Untied Methodist Church. My husband and I own Wood Real Estate, which opened in 2000, and I began my political career in 2002 when I ran for the position of Chambers County Commissioner.  I represent District 6, which consists of part of Shawmut, Fairfax, Langdale, and Riverview located in the City of Valley.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the last four years serving as Commissioner and am looking forward to my next term.  Chambers County is a great place to live and raise our children and I feel blessed to represent a small portion of her citizens.


Mary Terry
District 4


Alane Duncan
District 5

The education of Chambers County students is most important. I served as a teacher, counselor and Assistant Principal in the Chambers County schools for 25 years. I decided to retire in 2003 and run for school board. We have a great school system and I wanted to be a part of making decisions that would affect the entire county. It has been very rewarding to serve on the Chambers County School Board. I enjoy hearing from the citizens about their concerns not only in my district but all over the county. I am up for reelection and hopefully can continue with your help to serve the students, teachers and parents of this county. I believe working in the schools for 25 years as teacher, counselor and administrator makes me most qualified for the job.

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