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Donnie Chesteen
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Alabama House of Representatives District 87
In office
November 3, 2010-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 4
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTroy University
Master'sTroy University
ProfessionFootball coach
Office website
Campaign website
Donnie Chesteen is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 87. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Chesteen earned his B.S. and M.S. in Physical Education from Troy University. His professional experience includes working as teacher, football coach and athletic director on the high school level and medical sales representative for Mead Johnson

Committee assignments


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

  • Subcommittee on Agribusiness
  • Subcommittee on Sporting Issues
  • Subcommittee on Health Care Costs
  • Subcommittee on Health Care Professionals and Procedures


Campaign themes


Chesteen's website highlighted the following campaign issues:[1]

  • The Economy
Excerpt: "I will work to get projects like Mercedes, Thyssen Krupp and Hyunday, and to get the I-10 Connector built."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I will do everything I can to support our principles, our teachers, and our coaches, because we trust them with our most precious commodity."
  • Integrity
Excerpt: "You will never hear my name associated with anything that is not 100% legal, moral and ethical."



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Donnie Chesteen was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4][5]


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Chesteen defeated Lamar M. Brooks and Rob Hinson in the June 1 primary. He ran unopposed in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 87 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Donnie Chesteen (R) 4,277
Lamar M. Brooks (R) 2,546
Rob Hinson (R) 1,823

Campaign donors


In 2010, Chesteen raised $144,447 in contributions.[8]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Carr, William H & Debra $15,000
Hammer, George S & Linda $15,000
Chesteen, Donnie $9,500
Carr, William H $8,000
Finch, Britton R $8,000


Chesteen and his wife, Stephanie, have two children.

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