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Arthur Payne
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Alabama House of Representatives District 44
In office
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 36
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1978
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sAuburn University
Master'sUniversity of Alabama, Birmingham
BirthdayJune 5, 1946
Place of birthBirmingham, AL
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Arthur Payne (b. June 5, 1946) is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 44, Jefferson County. He was first elected in 1978.

Payne is currently the owner of Arthur Payne Sporting Goods. He has worked as an accountant with Owens Corning Fiberglass and as the associate director for the Office of Planning - University of Alabama.

Committee assignments


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

  • Subcommittee on Civil Justice



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Payne won re-election to the 44th District Seat in 2010. He had no opposition.[1]


On November 7, 2006, Payne was re-elected to the 44th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, defeating opponent Jonathan Barbee (D).[2]

Payne raised $91,780 for his campaign, while Barbee raised $14,375.[3]

Alabama State House, District 44 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Arthur Payne (R) 8,435
Jonathan Barbee (D) 4,019

Campaign donors


In 2010, Payne raised $74,800 in contributions. [4]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Education Association $7,500
A PAC $5,000
Lewis, Duane $3,800
BIZPAC $3,500


In 2006, Payne collected $91,780 in donations.

Below are Payne's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:[5]

Contributor 2006 total
AL Education Assoc $10,000
Business Council of Alabama $5,000
Jefferson Memorial Gardens $3,000
YOUR PAC $3,000
Alabama Power Co $3,000


Payne is married and has two children.

He is a member of the Centerpoint Civitan Club, First Baptist Church of Trussville, and Chalkville Civic Club.[6]

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Alabama House District 44
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