Senator Jim McClendon (R) | 11th District (St. Clair, Talladega and Shelby)


Senator Jim McClendon

Senator Jim McClendon retired from his private practice upon beginning his first term in the Alabama Legislature in 2002. Senator McClendon served three terms in the House of Representatives. Senator Jim McClendon now serves the 11th District (St. Clair, Talladega and Shelby).


He is married to the former El Tate of Arab and they live on the family farm in St. Clair Springs.  Dr. McClendon did his undergraduate work at Birmingham Southern College and has his doctorate from the University of Houston. He served in the Navy Medical Service Corps in Viet Nam and afterwards taught clinical optometry at UAB. He was in private practice in Leeds and Moody.

He is a past president of the Alabama Optometric Association. He was a founding director of the Davis Lake Fire Department and serves on several committees at First United Methodist Church of Springville.

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Rep. April Weaver (R) | 49th District (Bibb and Shelby)


Representative April Weaver

Representative April Weaver was elected in 2010.  She is a member of the Alabama Republican party and the Shelby County Republican Party and has been a strong advocate for the voters and businesses of District 49.  April received two board appointments by Governor Bob Riley in 2006: the Statewide Healthcare Coordinating Council (SHCC) and the Alabama Child Death Review System.  She was recently appointed to her third term on the SHCC by Governor Robert Bentley. In addition, she holds the position of Chairman Emeritus for the Alabama Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society (AHPRMS), an affiliate of the Alabama Hospital Association.  She is also very active in the community and serves on numerous boards and committees.

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Rep. Jim Carns (R) | 48th District (Jefferson, Shelby)


Representative Jim Carns

Jim Carns is a lifelong Jefferson County resident. He graduated from the University of Alabama with BS in Engineering. He and his wife Judy, have three children (Christa, Jase, and Matt) and six grandchildren. Jim and Judy are active members at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, where Jim serves as an elder.

Jim has been a leader in the Alabama House of Representatives and on the Jefferson County Commission.

Alabama House Representative

* Represented South Jefferson and North Shelby counties from 1990 to 2006

* Co-Chaired 18 member Jefferson County Legislative Delegation – elected by his peers three of his four legislative terms

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Rep. Allen Farley (R) District 15 (Jefferson and Shelby)

Representative Farley was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives on November 2, 2010 and ran for reelection in 2014 unopposed.

He attended Jefferson State Junior College and Jacksonville State University, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Representative Farley had a 36 year career in law enforcement, the last seven of which he served as Assistant Jefferson County Sheriff.

Representative Drake serves on the Children and Senior Advocacy Committee, Judiciary, Shelby County Legislation, and Jefferson County Legislation. He serves as the Co-chair to the House's Public Safety and Homeland Security Committe.

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Rep. Dickie Drake, District 45 (Jefferson and Shelby)

Representative Dickie Drake was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in a special election on November 29, 2011. He will complete the term of his brother, Representative Owen Drake, who died earlier in 2011.

Representative Drake is the co-owner of Drake Lawn Maintenance, LLC, and served 42 years in the military and is a retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant.

During that time he served in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Kosovo, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Representative Drake flew 102 combat sorties with over 500 hours of combat time.

Representative Drake participates in numerous charitable and philanthropic community groups, coached youth baseball for 17 years, and serves on the Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee. He is past president and current board member of Leeds Historical Society; member of Chambers of Commerce in Leeds, Center Point, Irondale, Moody, and Mountain Brook; past vice president of Leeds Jaycees; past president of Leeds Youth Baseball where he served two terms; charter member of Leeds Exchange Club; member of the Chief's Council, 117th ARW, and a member of of E-9 Association, State of Alabama.  Member of advisory board of Lehigh Hanson/Leeds Community, Member of 3 Hots and a Cot (Homeless Veterans) advisory board.

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Rep. Matt Fridy (R) 73rd District (Shelby)

Fridy 73Representative Matt Fridy was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

He graduated with honors from the University of Montevallo in 1998 and went on to attend Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2001.  While at Samford, he served as executive editor of the Cumberland Law Review.

Representative Fridy is an attorney with the law firm of Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff, and Brandt.

He is a member of the Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce and serves on its governmental affairs work group. He is past vice chairman of the Board of Directors of the University of Montevallo's National Alumni Association and was a founding member of its Junior Board of Directors.

In 2010, Representative Fridy was named the University of Montevallo's Young Alumni of the Year.

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Rep. Arnold Mooney (R) 43rd District (Shelby) (2)

mooney 43Rep. Arnold Mooney is the son of Arnold and Lillian Mooney. He was born in Montgomery, Alabama where he attended public school and graduated from Sidney Lanier High School. Following his high school, he attended Samford University in Birmingham and was subsequently awarded undergraduate and graduate degrees with highest honors in political science and history.

During his time at Samford he served as Student Government Association President and interned at the Alabama Legislature. He studied abroad at the University of Oxford (England), as a Rotary Scholar sponsored from the Rotary Club of Birmingham and as a Scottish Rite Foundation Fellow in post graduate study in the School of Government and Business Administration at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

His experience in government and political activities, comes from having served as a Staff Assistant for Alabama’s United States Senator James B. Allen, running Congressman Albert Lee Smith’s United States Senate campaign, as well as, Alabama legislative races for the House and Senate. He served as Chairman for the last 12 years of his predecessor’s Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin campaigns for Alabama State House District 43.

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Rep. Corley Ellis (R) | 41st District (Shelby)

 HILL 0266Representative Corley Ellis

Representative Corley Ellis is a life long resident of Shelby County and 1989 graduate of Shelby County High School.  After high school, he received an undergraduate degree in business and his Masters in Business Administration from Auburn University.

Prior to being elected to the Alabama House of Representatives, Corley served as the Shelby County Commissioner for District 1 for 10 years.  He was elected by his peers to serve as the Chairman of the Shelby County Commission for 2 years.  Corley is also owner of Ellis Properties, Inc. which is a real estate brokerage firm.

Through the years, Corley has served on numerous professional and non-profit boards including, The Jefferson and Shelby County Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society, The Board of Directors for the CAWACO  RC&D, Shelby County Arts Council, Safehouse of Shelby County, The Assoc. of County Commissions' Public Works and Rural Transportation Steering Committee, The Assoc. of County Commissions' County Admin. Steering Committee, South Shelby Chamber of Commerce and many others.  

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Sen. J. T. Waggoner (R) | 16th District (Jefferson, Shelby)

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Senator Waggoner, born in Birmingham, Alabama, on January 8, 1937, is serving his sixth term in the Senate after serving from 1966-1983 in the House of Representatives. Senator Waggoner, President, Birmingham Business Consultants, LLC, received his B.A. degree from Birmingham Southern College and his J.D. degree from Birmingham School of Law. He and his wife Marilyn are the parents of four children: Scott (deceased), Mark, Lyn Waggoner Kilpatrick, and Jay.

Senator Waggoner is a Republican and a member of the Homewood Church of Christ. He serves on the following boards: Board of Directors of Birmingham Business Alliance; Faulkner University Board of Trustees; Member of Birmingham, Hoover, Shelby County, Vestavia Hills Chambers of Commerce; Member Vestavia Hills Civitan Club; Inducted into the Birmingham Southern College Sports Hall of Fame, 2007; Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau; Alabama Sports Hall of Fame; and Pinnacle Bank. He served as head coach of the Birmingham Touchdown Club and was president of the Birmingham Tip-Off Club.

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Sen. Slade Blackwell (R) | 15th District (Jefferson, Shelby)

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Senator Slade Blackwell, a native of Montevallo, was elected to the state Senate in November 2010. He attended Montevallo High School and later went on to receive his undergraduate degree from the University of Montevallo in 1991 where he received a degree in Art and was a member of the basketball team.

In 1996, Blackwell opened his own company, Inkana Development.  A fully integrated real estate company, Inkana, specializes in real estate and development structuring for complex projects, partnerships, and joint ventures in the healthcare and infrastructure industries. 

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Sen. Cam Ward (R) | 14th District (Bibb, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby)

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Senator Cam Ward

Senator Cam Ward graduated from Troy State University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in International Relations and Political Science. He received a Juris Doctorate of Law from Cumberland School of Law, at Samford University in Birmingham.

Cam served as Deputy Attorney General in the Alabama State Auditor’s Office from April 1996 until December 1997. In 1998, he joined the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office as Confidential Assistant to the Secretary of State.

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