Greg Wren

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Greg Wren
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Alabama House of Representatives District 75
Former Member
In office
2000-April 1, 2014
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2000
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 21, 1955
Place of birthIthaca, NY
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionBaptist
Websites
(dead link) Personal website
CandidateVerification
Greg Wren (b. January 21, 1955) is a former Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 75 from 2000 to April 1, 2014. He resigned as part of a plea deal over a misdemeanor ethics violation.

Wren was a member of the House Commerce Committee, Alabama Supercomputer Authority, and co-chairman of the Joint Legislative Energy Committee. Wren chaired the State-Federal Affairs Committee of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL). He was also the vice-chairman of the Commerce, Financial Services, and Communications Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures and a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council's Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force.

Biography

Wren earned his B.A. in Public Administration from the University of Alabama. His professional experience includes owning Wren and Associates, an organization "with areas of expertise including federal governmental affairs with a concentration in advocacy efforts" in areas that include insurance and financial services, health care, tax and fiscal policy and military issues and working as a chartered financial consultant (CHFC), charted life underwriter (CLU) and Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Elections

2010

See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Wren won re-election to the 75th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Glenn L. Allen in the November 2 general election.[1]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 75 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Greg Wren (R) 14,046
Glenn L. Allen (D) 5,551

2006

See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Wren was re-elected to the 75th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[2]

Wren raised $143,056 for his campaign.[3]

State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations

Endorsements

2010

Wren was endorsed by:

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express[4]

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Wren raised $85,275 in contributions.[5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Forestry Association $7,500
Business Council Of Alabama $6,000
Alabama State Employees Association $4,000
Home Builders Association Of Alabama $3,500

2008

Below are Wren's top 5 campaign contributors in 2008, a year in which there was no election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
BI PAC $2,000
Business Council of AL $2,000
AL Forestry Assoc $2,000
AL Assoc of Realtors $1,000
First Decade PAC $1,000

2006

In 2006, Wren raised $143,056 in donations.[7]

Listed below are those that made the largest contributions.

Donor Amount
Gregory D. & Susan A. Wren $26,501
Alabama Farmers Federation $20,403
Franklin PAC $5,500
Bachus Re-election Cmte $5,000

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Personal

Wren and his wife, Susan, have three children.

Controversies

Ethics Violation

On April 1, 2014, Wren pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor ethics violation. As part of the deal, he resigned immediately. The charge stemmed from Wren's ties to a company that employed him as a consultant for $8,000 a month. Wren admitted that he took action in the legislature that could have driven Medicaid business to a pharmacy cooperative with ties to the business he consulted. Wren's attorney stated that the lawmaker did not know of the ties between the pharmacy cooperative his consultee, resulting in a misdemeanor charge because it was an unintentional violation.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Alabama House District 75
2000–April 2014
Succeeded by
Reed Ingram (R)