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DuWayne Bridges

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DuWayne Bridges
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Alabama House of Representatives District 38
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sAlbany Junior College, 1998
Bachelor'sFaulkner University, 1990
Master'sTroy State University, 1992
Date of birthJune 10, 1946
Place of birthShawnee, OK
ProfessionBusiness Owner
DuWayne Bridges (b. June 10, 1946) is a former Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 38 from 2000 to 2014. Bridges did not seek re-election in 2014.


Bridges is the owner and president of Bridges/Perlis Travel Plaza and Bridges Western Wear and Antiques. He previously served as director of the Inter-Cel Telephone Company, and as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps from 1964-1968.

Committee assignments


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

  • Subcommittee on Regulations
  • Subcommittee on Criminal Justice


Bridges' answers to the Alabama State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test are available. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[1] When asked his top priorities he stated:

"Top priority is to expose how the labor union is controlling the teachers & schools by misleading them in graduation information & skewed political Philosophy. This endeavor would not require additional funding - only the willingness to expose Paul and Joe from the AEA. I believe job training for new & existing industry is important & we should re-direct some monies from the tax breaks we offer to fund them."



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bridges won re-election to the 38th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Huey P. Long in the November 2 general election.[2]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 38 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png DuWayne Bridges (R) 5,980
Huey P. Long (D) 5,748


On November 7, 2006, Bridges won election to the 38th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, defeating opponent Mark Carlton (D).[3]

Bridges raised $139,715 for his campaign, while Carlton raised $139,827.[4]

Alabama State House, District 38 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png DuWayne Bridges (R) 5,196
Mark Carlton (D) 5,045

Campaign donors


In 2010, Bridges raised $185,465 in contributions.[5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Republican Party $29,986
Business Council Of Alabama $26,000
Alabama Farmers Federation $18,861
Republicans For The Future $17,500


Below are Bridges's top five campaign contributors in 2008, a year in which there was no election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
AL Assoc of Realtors $4,000
AL Industry & Manufacturers $2,000
Community Bankers Assoc of AL $1,500
Sound Economy PAC $1,000
AL Rural Electric Assoc $500


In 2006, Bridges raised $139,715 in donations.[7]

Listed below are those that made the largest contributions.

Donor Amount
Alabama Farmers Federation $25,794
Harry DuWayne Bridges $15,000
Business Council Of Alabama $14,500
Alabama Forestry Association $5,000
Alabama Association Of Realtors $5,000
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations



In 2010, Bridges' endorsements included the following:[8]

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express


Bridges and his wife Patricia have two children.

Bridges is a member of the Assembly of God Church, Chattahoochee Valley Hospital Board, Gideon's International, and the Opelika-Auburn Chamber of Commerce.[9]


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Preceded by
Alabama House District 38
Succeeded by
Isaac Whorton (R)