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Dexter Grimsley

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Dexter Grimsley
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Alabama House of Representatives District 85
In office
November 3, 2010-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 5
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNorthwestern State University, 1993
Place of birthAbbeville, AL
ProfessionChief Juvenile Probation Officer, Henry County
Office website
Dexter Grimsley is a Democratic member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 85. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Grimsley earned his B.S. in Psychology from Northwestern State University in 1993. His professional experience includes working as chief juvenile probation officer for Henry County.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Grimsley served on the following committees:

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture and Forestry
Children and Senior Advocacy
Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure


Grimsley served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Dexter Grimsley was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Bobby Lewis defeated Ron Wilson in the Republican primary. Grimsley defeated Lewis in the general election.[1][2][3][4]

Alabama House of Representatives District 85, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDexter Grimsley Incumbent 62.9% 5,777
     Republican Bobby Lewis 37.1% 3,405
     NA Write-In 0.1% 5
Total Votes 9,187

Alabama House of Representatives, District 85 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBobby Lewis 62.7% 1,537
Ron Wilson 37.3% 913
Total Votes 2,450


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Grimsley defeated Anthony J. Keith, Amos Newsome and Ed Vaughn in the primary. He then defeated Jody Singleton in the November 2 general election.[5][6]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 85 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dexter Grimsley (D) 6,692
Jody Singleton (R) 6,255
Alabama House of Representatives, District 85 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dexter Grimsley (D) 1,892
Green check mark transparent.png Anthony J. Keith (D) 1,186
Ed Vaughn (D) 626
Amos Newsome (D) 486
Alabama House of Representatives, District 85 Dem Primary Runoff (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dexter Grimsley (D) 1,847
Anthony J. Keith (D) 1,201

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Grimsley raised $91,695 in contributions.[7]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alliance For Conservative Leadership $35,000
Alabama Trial Lawyers Association $6,000


Grimsley and his wife, Veronica, have two children.


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Preceded by
Locy Baker
Alabama House District 85
Succeeded by