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Terri Collins

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Terri Collins
Terri Collins.jpg
Alabama House of Representatives District 8
In office
November 3, 2010-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 5
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionYouth Counselor
Office website
Personal website
Terri Collins is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 8. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Collins is a youth counselor.

Committee assignments


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

  • Subcommittee on Economic Development and Incentives
  • Subcommittee on Regulations
  • Subcommittee on Biomedical and Manufacturing, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Taxes, Exemptions/Benefits


Campaign themes


Collins' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Recruit good-paying, long lasting jobs and industry
  • Pass and enforce laws to block illegal immigration
  • Stop Obamacare from being implemented in Alabama
  • Pass tough ethics laws to protect our tax dollars from abuse
  • Improve public education so our children can compete and succeed



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives 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. Rex Cheatham was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Terri Collins was unopposed in the Republican primary. Collins defeated Cheatham in the general election.[2][3][4][5][6]

Alabama House of Representatives District 8, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTerri Collins Incumbent 59.9% 6,270
     Democratic Rex Cheatham 40% 4,195
     NA Write-In 0.1% 10
Total Votes 10,475


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Collins defeated Jason Putman (R) in the June 1 primary. She then defeated Drama Breland (D) in the November 2 general election.[7][8]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 8 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Terri Collins (R) 6,574
Drama Breland (D) 5,147
Alabama House of Representatives, District 8 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Terri Collins (R) 2,429
Jason Putman (R) 2,132

Campaign donors


In 2010, Collins raised $208,786 in contributions.[9]

Her five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Republican Party $49,410
Business Council Of Alabama $36,000
Alabama Association Of Realtors $10,107
Friends Of Mike Hubbard $5,000
Alabama Forestry Association $5,000
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations


In 2010, Collins’ endorsements included the following:[10]

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express


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Preceded by
Bill J. Dukes
Alabama House District 8
Succeeded by