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Dexter Grimsley

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Dexter Grimsley
Dexter Grimsley.jpg
Alabama House of Representatives District 85
In office
November 3, 2010-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 5
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNorthwestern State University, 1993
Place of birthAbbeville, AL
ProfessionChief Juvenile Probation Officer, Henry County
Office website
Dexter Grimsley is a Democratic member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing the 85th District. He was elected on November 2, 2010.

Grimsley earned his BS in Psychology from Northwestern State University in 1993. He has worked as chief juvenile probation officer for Henry County since 1995.

Committee assignments


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

  • Subcommittee on Agribusiness



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Grimsley defeated Anthony J. Keith, Amos Newsome and Ed Vaughn in the primary. He then defeated Jody Singleton in the November 2 general election.[1][2]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 85 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dexter Grimsley (D) 6,692
Jody Singleton (R) 6,255
Alabama House of Representatives, District 85 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dexter Grimsley (D) 1,892
Green check mark transparent.png Anthony J. Keith (D) 1,186
Ed Vaughn (D) 626
Amos Newsome (D) 486
Alabama House of Representatives, District 85 Dem Primary Runoff (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dexter Grimsley (D) 1,847
Anthony J. Keith (D) 1,201

Campaign donors


In 2010, Grimsley raised $91,695 in contributions. [3]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alliance For Conservative Leadership $35,000
Alabama Trial Lawyers Association $6,000

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Grimsley and his wife Veronica have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Locy Baker
Alabama House District 85
Succeeded by