Donnie Chesteen

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Donnie Chesteen
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Alabama House of Representatives District 87
In office
November 3, 2010-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 4
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTroy University
Master'sTroy University
ProfessionFootball Coach
Office website
Campaign website
Donnie Chesteen is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing the 87th District. He was elected on November 2, 2010.

Chesteen earned his BS and MS in Physical Education from Troy University. He then worked for Geneva County High School in Hartford from 1977 to 1980, and for Geneva County High School in Geneva from 1981 to 1987. During these years he worked as a teacher, football coach, and athletic director. Chesteen then worked as a medical sales representative for Mead Johnson from 1988 to 2009. He then retired and currently works as an assistant football coach for Geneva High School.

Committee assignments


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

  • Subcommittee on Agribusiness
  • Subcommittee on Sporting Issues
  • Subcommittee on Health Care Costs
  • Subcommittee on Health Care Professionals and Procedures



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Chesteen defeated Lamar M. Brooks and Rob Hinson in the June 1 primary. He ran unopposed in the November 2 general election.[1][2]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 87 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Donnie Chesteen (R) 4,277
Lamar M. Brooks (R) 2,546
Rob Hinson (R) 1,823

Campaign themes

Chesteen's website lists the following issues:

  • The Economy
Excerpt: "I will work to get projects like Mercedes, Thyssen Krupp and Hyunday, and to get the I-10 Connector built."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I will do everything I can to support our principles, our teachers, and our coaches, because we trust them with our most precious commodity."
  • Integrity
Excerpt: "You will never hear my name associated with anything that is not 100% legal, moral and ethical."[3]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Chesteen raised $144,447 in contributions. [4]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Carr, William H & Debra $15,000
Hammer, George S & Linda $15,000
Chesteen, Donnie $9,500
Carr, William H $8,000
Finch, Britton R $8,000

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Chesteen and his wife Stephanie have two children.

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Preceded by
Alabama House District 87
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