J.T. Waggoner

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J.T. Waggoner
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Alabama State Senate District 16
Incumbent
In office
1990-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 24
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Senate Majority Leader
2010-present
Compensation
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1990
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alabama House of Representatives
1966-1983
Education
Bachelor'sBirmingham Southern College
J.D.Birmingham School of Law
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 8, 1937
Place of birthBirmingham, AL
ProfessionPresident, Birmingham Business Consultants LLC
ReligionChurch of Christ
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
J. T. "Jabo" Waggoner (b.January 8, 1937) is a Republican member of the Alabama State Senate, representing District 16. He was first elected in 1990. Waggoner became the Majority Leader in 2011, after serving as the Minority Leader from 2002 to 2010. Waggoner served as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1966 through 1983.

Biography

Waggoner received his B.A. from Birmingham Southern College and his J.D. from Birmingham School of Law.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama State Senate 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. Cindy Bell was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent J.T. Waggoner was unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][2][3][4] Waggoner then defeated Bell in the general election on November 4, 2014.[5]

2010

See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Waggoner ran for re-election to the 16th District seat in 2010. He won with no opposition in the November 2 general election.[6]

2006

On November 7, 2006, Waggoner won re-election to the 16th District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, defeating opponent Russ Parker (D).[7]

Waggoner raised $318,100 for his campaign, while Parker raised $4,408.[8]

Alabama State Senate, District 16 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png J.T. Waggoner (R) 34,196
Russ Parker (D) 9,789

2002

On November 5, 2006, Waggoner won re-election to the 16th District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, running unopposed in the general election.[9]

Waggoner raised $241,164 for his campaign.[10]

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Waggoner raised $268,044 in contributions.[11]

His seven largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Republican Party $40,000
Medical Association of the State of Alabama $17,264
Alabama Retail Association $12,500
Alabama Trucking Association $10,000
Alabama Power Co $10,000
Automobile Dealers Association Of Alabama $10,000
Change PAC $10,000

2006

In 2006, Waggoner collected $318,100 in donations.[12]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Forestry Association $20,000
Business Council Of Alabama $20,000
Medical Association of the State of Alabama $15,000
BI PAC $11,500
Alabama Association Of Realtors $11,000

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Personal

Waggoner and his wife, Marilyn, have four children. They currently reside in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Political offices
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Alabama House of Representatives
1966–1983
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Alabama State Senate District 16
1990–present
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