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Gerald Dial - District 13

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There is no doubt that Gerald Dial is a man who gets things done!† His life story is one of commitment and continued service to East Alabama.† Whether as a coach, teacher, military officer, public servant, businessman, or community leader, Gerald Dial has done it.† He brings an unmatched level of experience, determination, and vigor to the race for the state senate.† His roots run deep in East Alabama. He is a third generation East Alabamian, and his heart is set on protecting our jobs and bringing new ones to the area for those who are out of work.

Gerald Dial has been serving his community, his country and his state for most of his adult life. Growing up in Delta, Alabama, he learned about hard work and the values that are held dear in rural Alabama. Gerald is a graduate of Lineville High School and has received degrees from Livingston University and Jacksonville State University.

Shortly after graduating from high school, Senator Dial attended basic training for the United States Army and became a member of the Alabama National Guard.† In 1961, he married Faye Bonner Dial. Mrs. Dial is a retired schoolteacher and counselor and has earned a degree from Livingston University and a Masters Degree from Jacksonville University. Mrs. Dial is active in assisting young people with planning their future. She has helped untold numbers receive assistance so they can continue their education. Both Mrs. Dial and Gerald have spent their lives helping others.

Gerald Dialís military career spans nearly 38 years.† At the time of his retirement in 1997, he had achieved the In 1972, Senator Dial decided to give back to his community and served two years on the Lineville City Council in addition to his military service. He was elected in 1974 to the Alabama House of Representatives and was elected to the Senate in 1983. Senator Dial was a consistent voice of reason in the Alabama State Senate during his time there.

During his time as a lawmaker, Senator Dial served as chairman of various committees and has received numerous awards and acclamations for his service. He has been recognized as a pro-business, pro-jobs legislator, and his record is one of job creation, economic development, and protection of working families and seniors. He also led the fight for education reform.† One of his greatest achievements was being the lead senator in the successful effort to reform tort laws in Alabama, which helped businesses grow and hire more people without the fear of frivolous lawsuits.

Gerald Dialís service goes beyond just Montgomery because he has been serving East Alabama for decades on a number of public boards and committees. He currently serves on the Troy University Board of Trustees, the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Board, and is Chairman of the International Motor Sports Hall of Fame Commission and Chairman of the Southern Union Foundation Board.
post of Assistant Adjutant General of the Alabama National Guard. General Dial has attended the Alabama Military Academy and the Engineering Officers Basic Course.† In 1968, he became a United States Army Ranger.† Throughout his military career, he has served in various capacities and attended numerous advanced training courses.

In his private life, Mr. Dial has been both a teacher and coach at Lineville High School. Currently and for the past few decades, Gerald has been a small business owner and a real estate developer.† In March 2007, he was appointed by Governor Bob Riley to serve as the Executive Director of the Alabama Rural Action Commission, a post he held until May of this year. While at ARAC, Mr. Dial helped secure grants for infrastructure improvements, rural broadband initiatives, and community development.

Gerald Dial and Faye still live in Lineville just a short drive from where he grew up.† They have two children, a daughter, Melanie, a graduate of Auburn University, and a son, Jason, a graduate of the University of Alabama and Jones School of Law. Mr. and Mrs. Dial are members of Lineville Baptist Church.

DuWayne Bridges - District 38

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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.

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.

David Eastridge - District 5

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Eastridge is seeking election to the Chambers County commission District Five seat. As a lifelong resident of Chambers County Eastridge wants to serve the people of Chambers county and the residents of District Five.

Positive, forward thinking leadership and communication between the citizen, cities and county along with his experience clearly makes David Eastridge the chose for commissioner of District Five.

David is the son of Mrs.Ozie Eastridge and the late Walter Eastridge, he is married to the former Dottie Sanders. They have four children and six grandchildren. A graduate of Valley High School and Southern Union College,Eastridge also attended Auburn University. A seven year veteran of the U.S. Air force, Eastridge retired from the Chambers County Career Technical Center after twenty-one years and is now owner of Dave's Small Engine.

The future of our county will be dependent upon ability, dedication and a positive leadership to lead the county in a progressive and responsible manner. With your help, together, we can make a difference in Chambers County. To accomplish this, I need your prayers ,support and vote on November 2.

Eugene Blair - District 3

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Eugene Blair has announced his candidacy as a Republican for the Chambers County Commission District 3. A life-long resident of Fredonia is married to Naomi Taylor Blair and have one daughter Taylor Blair. I am the 7th generation to live in Fredonia.† I am the owner of Blair Farms with Naomi & Taylor. I graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. Degree.

I am member of New Hope Baptist Church in Fredonia and serve as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. A volunteer fire fighter and on the Board of Trustees of the Fredonia Volunteer Fire Department. A member of the Chambers County Cattlemen's Association where I have served as a Board member since 1997. During that time, I served as Secretary/Treasurer for 2 years and as President for 5 years. I have been elected as Regional Vice-President for the Alabama Cattlemen's Association. I have been on the Chambers County Farmers Federation Board since 1995 and served as Treasurer for 2 years and currently Vice-President. I have also been elected to serve on the State Sheep & Meat Goat Committee for the Alabama Farmers Federation. I am employed by Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine for 14 years and am currently serving on the College of Veterinary Medicine Hospital Board.

I am a strong supporter of the Chambers County Volunteer Fire Departments. I will support the Sheriff's Department; County employees (also retired employees) the youth of Chambers County, and small businesses. I will work with the Board of Education to improve the schools and education in Chambers County.

I will work with the Highway Department to improve the roads & bridges in Chambers County. I know that money is tight. I have worked previously with our State Representatives and State Senator on some issues and will work with our U.S. Senators & Representatives to get money for Chambers County.

We need more jobs in Chambers County. I will do what I can to get them for the People of Chambers County. We not only need jobs in industry, but to diversify in retail, wholesale, & food.

In the early 1970's, in Chambers County "Road Commissioners" were done away with and a "County Engineer" was hired to maintain the roads & bridges. This making the commissioners managers of the county business, and this is where my experience is important. With my experience, having served as a board member and/or officer on several organizations I feel I am well qualified to oversee the spending of your tax money.† I will fight to make sure that the tax money is spent the way the people of Chambers County voted for them to go. I will also use common sense when voting on the business of Chambers County by looking at both sides of the issues, not just down the single row.

I have only one campaign promise: "I will spend your tax money wisely and represent the people of District 3 and Chambers County, not special interest groups or individuals."† I may not be able to see everyone, but I ask for your vote and support on November 2, 2010.

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