|Alabama State Senate District 27|
|November 3, 2010-Present|
|November 5, 2014|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Auburn University, 1994|
|J.D.||Faulkner University, 1998|
|Service/branch||Alabama Army National Guard|
|Years of service||1988-present|
|Birthday||Lee County, AL|
Whatley earned his B.S. in Public Administration from Auburn University and his J.D. from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in 1999. His professional experience includes working for the Alabama Public Service Commission and as Chief of Staff to the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Whatley served in the Alabama National Guard, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Whatley served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
- Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee Chair
- Banking and Insurance Committee
- Confirmations Committee
- Energy and Natural Resources Committee
- Finance and Taxation Education Committee
- Health Committee
- Judiciary Committee
- Local Legislation No. 1 Committee
- Veterans and Military Affairs Committee
Whatley's website highlighted the following campaign issues:
- Excerpt: "There are many things that we can do to grow our economy but most importantly we must cut wasteful spending and reduce taxes on our small businesses and families."
- Excerpt: "We must help our young people develop the necessary skills to perform to the highest standards, not only by emphasizing reading, science, and math skills, but also by putting time and money into vocational programs such as agriculture and health services education."
- Excerpt: "It's time to end corruption in Montgomery. The practice of career politicians voting themselves a 62% pay raise and double-dipping in our junior college system with do-nothing, no-show jobs must stop."
- Excerpt: "We must support our Alabama National Guard."
- See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Alabama State Senate will consist of a primary election on June 3, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2013. Haylee Moss is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Tom Whatley will face Andy Carter in the Republican primary.
- See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010
|Alabama State Senate, District 27 General election (2010)|
|Tom Whatley (R)||21,245|
|T.D. Little (D)||17,379|
In 2010, Whatley raised $746,919 in contributions.
His five largest contributors were:
|Alabama Republican Party||$164,635|
|Whatley, Charles & Ann||$100,000|
|Business Council of Alabama||$92,500|
|Alabama Farmers Federation||$54,301|
|Del Marsh for Senate||$31,500|
In 2010, Whatley's endorsements included the following:
- The Alabama Tea Party Express
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Tom + Whatley + Alabama + Senate". Because the results are from a google search, it is possible that some of the links below are not actually related to the legislator. Tom Whatley News Feed
- Tom Whatley's campaign website (Archived)
- Senate website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Tom Whatley on Facebook
- Alabama Democrats, "Qualified candidates for public office list," accessed February 25, 2014
- Alabama Republican Party, "State Senate," accessed February 25, 2014
- Statewide general election results (Archived), accessed December 13, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Newt Gingrich 2012, "Newt 2012 Announces Alabama Leadership Team," March 12, 2012
- The Alabama Tea Party Express
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