Lawrence McAdory

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Lawrence McAdory
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Alabama House of Representatives District 56
In office
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 5
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
First elected2009
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sAlabama State University
Bachelor'sAlabama State University
Master'sAlabama State University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Armed Forces
BirthdayJune 21, 1929
Place of birthBessemer, AL
Office website
Personal website
Lawrence McAdory (b. June 21, 1929) is a Democratic member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 56. He was elected in November 2009 to serve the remainder of Priscilla Dunn's term after she was elected to the Alabama State Senate.[1] He previously served in the House from 1994 to 1998.


McAdory earned his A.A., B.S., and M.A. from Alabama State University. He is a retired school principal, attendance supervisor and science teacher for Bessemer City Schools. He has also served in the United States Armed Forces and is the founder of McAdory Vault Company.

Committee assignments


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

  • Subcommittee on Regulations (Insurance)



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Louise Alexander defeated incumbent Lawrence McAdory in the Democratic primary. Darius Foster was unopposed in the Republican primary. Alexander will face Foster and Rickey Levins (I) in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 56 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLouise Alexander 51.2% 2,397
Lawrence McAdory Incumbent 48.8% 2,286
Total Votes 4,683


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

McAdory won re-election to the 56th District seat in 2010. He defeated Claire B. Mitchell, David Vance and Melanie Bouyer in the primary. He faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 56 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lawrence McAdory (D) 2,358
Green check mark transparent.png Claire B. Mitchell (D) 1,450
Melanie Bouyer (D) 559
David Vance (D) 432
Alabama House of Representatives, District 56 Dem Primary Runoff (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lawrence McAdory (D) 2,519
Claire B. Mitchell (D) 1,683


On November 7, 2006, McAdory was elected to the 56th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, defeating opponent Claire B. Mitchell (D) in the Democratic primary runoff election.[8]

Alabama State House, District 56 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lawrence McAdory (D) 1,193
Claire B. Mitchell (D) 1,125

Campaign donors


In 2010, McAdory raised $55,056 in contributions.[9]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Education Association $12,305
Mcadory, Lawrence $8,650
Mcgregor, Milton $7,500
Greentrack $5,000


McAdory and his wife, Marjorie, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Priscilla Dunn
Alabama House District 56
November 2009–present
Succeeded by