|U.S. House, Alabama, District 7|
|Bachelor's||University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1973|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps, 1968|
|Birthday||October 28, 1946|
|Place of birth||Montgomery, AL|
Chamberlain attended Livingston University from 1966 to 1968. He then served in the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam in 1968. Chamberlain went on to earn his B.S. in Marketing from the University of Alabama, Tuscalloosa, in 1973. From 1998 to 2000, he was managing director for Interval Incorporated. He then worked as President of Chamberlain Technologies, Incorporated, from 2000 to 2006. From 2006 to 2010, he worked in production support for Power Plant Maintenance, Incorporated.
Chamberlain's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Advancing Technologies
- Excerpt: "The key to economic recovery for the 7th Congressional District of Alabama is to use the power of advancing technologies to create new jobs for our citizens."
- The Alabama Delegation
- Excerpt: "In my view, the Alabama Republican Delegation should formulate a strong jobs-based economic coalition committed to working together to revitalize the economic conditions in the State of Alabama."
- Excerpt: "Education is the key factor for long term success in recruiting jobs with advancing technology companies."
- Excerpt: "We need to find workable, common sense solutions. I believe simply throwing money at healthcare is the wrong approach. I also oppose the Washington backdoor deal-making that took place in order to get the votes needed to pass the current healthcare legislation."
- Gun Control
- Excerpt: "I strongly support “the right to keep and bear arms” as an absolute right for law abiding citizens, as written and guaranteed by the Second Amendment of our Constitution."
- Excerpt: "As a Congressional Representative for the citizens of the 7th District of Alabama, I will stand tall in the belief that life is a miracle of God and support Pro-Life for unborn babies. I cannot stand before God supporting legislation which makes it legal to prevent these miracles of life from being born."
- Military & Veterans
- Excerpt: "I believe in today’s world, we must continue building a diverse and strong military to protect freedom from the dangers we face on a continuing global basis."
Chamberlain ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Alabama's 7th District. He defeated Phillip Norris in the Republican primary on March 13 and was defeated by incumbent Terri Sewell in the November 6 general election.
|U.S. House, Alabama District 7 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Terri Sewell Incumbent||75.8%||232,520|
|Source: Alabama Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Alabama District 7 Republican Primary, 2012|
|U.S. House, Alabama's 7th Congressional District, 2012 - Don Chamberlain Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$1,204,450|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$862,854|
|Top contributors to Don Chamberlain's campaign committee|
|Associated Builders & Contractors||$1,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Crop Production & Basic Processing||$250|
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