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Lesley Vance

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Lesley Vance
Vance l.jpeg
Alabama House of Representatives District 80
In office
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 9
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthOctober 23, 1939
ProfessionPresident, Vance Memorial Chapel
Office website
Lesley Vance (b. October 23, 1939) is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 80, Lee and Russell counties. He was first elected in 2006.

Vance switched parties from Democratic to Republican following the November 2, 2010, election, giving Republicans a supermajority in the Alabama House.[1]


Vance is the owner and operator of Vance Memorial Chapel.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
Financial Services, Chair


Vance 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. Tillman Pugh was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Lesley Vance defeated Alex Balkcum and Mervin Dudley in the Republican primary. Vance defeated Pugh in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Alabama House of Representatives District 80, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLesley Vance Incumbent 67.6% 4,702
     Democratic Tillman Pugh 32.2% 2,241
     NA Write-In 0.2% 17
Total Votes 6,960

Alabama House of Representatives, District 80 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLesley Vance Incumbent 64.4% 1,316
Alex Balkcum 18.5% 378
Mervin Dudley 17.2% 351
Total Votes 2,045


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Vance won re-election to the 80th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Mervin Dudley in the November 2 general election.[7]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 80 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lesley Vance (D) 5,579
Mervin Dudley (R) 4,626


On November 7, 2006, Vance was elected to the 80th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, defeating opponent Cindy Dunn Irvin (R).[8]

Vance raised $182,967 for his campaign, while Irvin raised $13,419.[9]

Alabama State House, District 80 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lesley Vance (D) 4,977
Cindy Dunn Irvin (R) 3,084

Campaign donors


In 2010, Vance raised $256,990 in contributions.[10]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Vance, Lesley $49,820
Business Council Of Alabama $21,000
Alabama Education Association $15,000
Medical Association of the State of Alabama $7,500


In 2006, Vance collected $182,967 in donations.

Below are Vance's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:[11]

Contributor 2006 total
AL Education Assoc $30,000
AL Farmers Federation $13,430
Seth Hammett Campaign $10,500
AL Assoc of Realtors $7,000
BI PAC $5,500

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Lesley Vance endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [12]


Vance and his wife, Patricia, have three children.


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