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Freshman Class: A guide to Alabama’s newest lawmakers

Over the past month, APR has released a series of profiles on the new faces joining the Alabama Legislature.

Over the past month, APR has released a series of profiles on the new faces joining the Alabama Legislature. With nearly all of the profiles complete, we are now indexing them here for reference.

Remaining profiles will be added once completed.

House of Representatives

Ben Harrison – R, HD2

Profile coming soon

Kerry “Bubba” Underwood – R, HD3

Underwood brings mayoral experience to representing The Shoals

Ernie Yarbrough – R, HD7

Profile coming soon

David Cole – R, HD10

Election pending challenge

Matt Woods – R, HD13

HD13 Rep. Matt Woods seeks to be “an effective voice for families”

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Leigh Hulsey – R, HD15

Hulsey brings perspective to Legislature’s focus on mental health expansion

James Lomax – R, HD20

Newly elected state Rep. James Lomax brings background in real estate — and youth

Mike Kirkland – R, HD23

Profile coming soon

Phillip K. Rigsby – R, HD25

New Huntsville Rep. Rigsby emphasizes selfless service

Brock Colvin – R, HD26

Newly elected Rep. Brock Colvin will be youngest member of the Alabama Legislature

Mark A. Gidley – R, HD29

Gidley extends ministry as District 29 representative

Troy B. Stubbs – R, HD31

Stubbs brings varied education, career experience to State House

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Chad Robertson – R, HD40

Chad Robertson aims to be a voice for rural Alabama

Susan Dubose – R, HD45

Susan DuBose wants “to be a voice for women” in the Alabama House

Fred Plump- D, HD55

Profile coming soon

Ontario Tillman – D, HD56

New Bessemer Rep. Tillman brings law, education experience to seat

Patrick Sellers – D, HD57

Profile coming soon

Ron Bolton – R, HD61

Ron Bolton enters Legislature with focus on rural healthcare, workforce development

Bill Lamb – R, HD62

Bill Lamb brings background in accounting, civil service to Montgomery

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Donna Givens – R, HD64

Donna Givens brings experience in governmental affairs to HD64

Curtis Travers – D, HD72

Profile coming soon

Phillip Ensler – D, HD74

Phillip Ensler brings focus on education, public safety as newly elected state rep

Rick Rehm – R, HD85

Rehm prioritizes parental rights in education, cutting taxes

Jerry Starnes – R, HD88

Starnes brings military experience, focus to District 88

Marcus B. Paramore – R, HD89

New District 89 Rep. Paramore already familiar with the State House

Matthew Hammett – R, HD92

Matthew Hammett to focus on improving HD92’s labor force, bond reform

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Jennifer Fidler – R, HD94

New HD94 Rep. Fidler is a “farm girl living the American dream”

Frances Holk-Jones – R, HD95

Holk-Jones brings experience in insurance, passion for mental health

Mark Shirey – R, HD100

Mobile eye doctor Shirey brings healthcare perspective to Legislature


Lance Bell – R, SD11

Lance Bell brings experience as lawyer and judge to Alabama Senate

Merika Coleman – D-SD19

Coleman encouraged by “camaraderie” in the Senate

Robert Stewart – D, SD23

Profile coming soon

Jay Hovey – R-SD27

Profile coming soon

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Jacob Holmes is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected]

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