|Alabama State Senate District 1|
|November 5, 2014|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Alabama House of Representatives District 1|
|March 2006-November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||University of Alabama, 1986|
|J.D.||University of Memphis, 1989|
|Birthday||October 21, 1963|
|Place of birth||Florence, AL|
Irons served in the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 1 from March 2006 to 2010.
Irons currently works as an attorney and owns Irons Law Firm. She previously worked as an associate attorney with Glankler Brown Professional, LLC, and as a judicial law clerk in the Tennessee Court of Appeals.
Irons served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
- Business and Labor
- Constitution, Campaign Finance, Ethics and Elections
- Energy and Natural Resources
- Job Creation and Economic Development Committee
- Rules Committee
- Small Business Committee
Irons' 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. She did not provide an answer when asked her top legislative priorities.
Irons' website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Work to create more jobs for the Shoals.
- Provide for infrastructure for the Shoals, such as Highway 43 in Lauderdale County and Wilson Dam Road in Colbert County.
- Support ethics reform – including providing more accountability, openness, and transparency.
- Work on stopping physical and financial abuse of our senior citizens and support stiffer penalties for abusing our elderly.
- Fully fund education and work to make college more affordable for working families.
- Fight to return more funds for projects in the Shoals.
Irons claimed that, during the post-2010 Census redistricting process in Alabama, she was offered a "great district" if she would switch parties and run as a Republican. Irons would not say which Republican offered her this deal. Senator Gerald Dial, who chaired the redistricting committee, said she should not have been offered such a deal, and that he had no knowledge of it. Irons' district changed significantly as a result of redistricting.
Irons was eligible for re-election to the house in 2010 but instead ran for District 1 of the Alabama State Senate. She defeated Ryan Clayton in the June 1 primary election and defeated Republican Jerry Freeman in the general election.
|Alabama State Senate, District 1 General election (2010)|
|Tammy Irons (D)||23,178|
|Jerry Freeman (R)||18,266|
|Alabama State Senate, District 1 Democratic Primary (2010)|
|Tammy Irons (D)||14,200|
|Ryan Clayton (D)||2,288|
Irons raised $218,419 for her campaign, while Smith raised $64,389.
|Alabama State House, District 1 (2006)|
|Tammy Irons (D)||8,410|
|William Smith (R)||4,511|
In 2010, Irons raised $283,031 in contributions.
Her five largest contributors were:
|Alabama Education Association||$40,000|
|Alabama Farmers Federation||$17,264|
|Alabama Power Co||$12,500|
|Alabama Trial Lawyers Association||$10,000|
|Fight Back For Justice Fund||$10,000|
In 2006, Irons collected $218,419 in donations.
Below are Irons's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:
|Alabama Farmers Federation||$18,789|
|Seth Hammett Campaign||$12,500|
|Alabama Democratic Party||$10,500|
|Alabama Education Assoc||$10,000|
Irons has a husband, Curley.
Irons sits on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of North Alabama, Shoals Entrepreneurial Center, and SafePlace Foundation, Incorporated. She is the president of the Lauderdale County Bar Association.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Tammy + Irons + Alabama + Senate" Tammy Irons News Feed
- Tammy Irons campaign website
- Senate website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- State Surge - Legislative and voting track record
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- Tammy Irons on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Irons Issue Positions
- Tammy Irons' campaign website, Issues
- TimesDaily.com, "Irons says ‘great district’ offered to switch parties," May 12, 2012
- Alabama Secretary of State, "2010 Democratic primary results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Statewide general election results (Archived), accessed December 13, 2013
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2006 election results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Alabama House spending, 2006
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2006 Campaign contributions
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Irons
Bobby E. Denton
|Alabama State Senate District 1
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|Alabama House District 1
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