J.T. Waggoner

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J.T. Waggoner
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Alabama State Senate District 16
In office
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 25
Senate Majority Leader
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alabama House of Representatives
Bachelor'sBirmingham Southern College
J.D.Birmingham School of Law
Date of birthJanuary 8, 1937
Place of birthBirmingham, AL
ProfessionPresident, Birmingham Business Consultants LLC
ReligionChurch of Christ
Office website
J. T. "Jabo" Waggoner (b.January 8, 1937) is a Republican member of the Alabama State Senate, representing District 16. He was first elected in 1990. Waggoner became the Majority Leader in 2011, after serving as the Minority Leader from 2002 to 2010. Waggoner served as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1966 through 1983.


Waggoner received his B.A. from Birmingham Southern College and his J.D. from Birmingham School of Law.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
Banking and Insurance
Confirmations, Vice chair
County and Municipal Government
Finance and Taxation Education
Finance and Taxation General Fund
Health and Human Services
Jefferson County Legislation
Shelby County Legislation
Rules, Chair


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



See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama State Senate 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. Cindy Bell was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent J.T. Waggoner was unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][2][3][4] Waggoner then defeated Bell in the general election on November 4, 2014.[5]

Alabama State Senate District 16, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJ.T. Waggoner Incumbent 77.1% 28,107
     Democratic Cindy Bell 22.7% 8,284
     NA Write-In 0.1% 42
Total Votes 36,433


See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Waggoner ran for re-election to the 16th District seat in 2010. He won with no opposition in the November 2 general election.[6]


On November 7, 2006, Waggoner won re-election to the 16th District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, defeating opponent Russ Parker (D).[7]

Waggoner raised $318,100 for his campaign, while Parker raised $4,408.[8]

Alabama State Senate, District 16 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png J.T. Waggoner (R) 34,196
Russ Parker (D) 9,789


On November 5, 2006, Waggoner won re-election to the 16th District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, running unopposed in the general election.[9]

Waggoner raised $241,164 for his campaign.[10]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Waggoner raised $268,044 in contributions.[11]

His seven largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Republican Party $40,000
Medical Association of the State of Alabama $17,264
Alabama Retail Association $12,500
Alabama Trucking Association $10,000
Alabama Power Co $10,000
Automobile Dealers Association Of Alabama $10,000
Change PAC $10,000


In 2006, Waggoner collected $318,100 in donations.[12]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Forestry Association $20,000
Business Council Of Alabama $20,000
Medical Association of the State of Alabama $15,000
BI PAC $11,500
Alabama Association Of Realtors $11,000


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Waggoner and his wife, Marilyn, have four children. They currently reside in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Preceded by
Alabama House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Alabama State Senate District 16
Succeeded by