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Jeremy Oden
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Alabama Public Service Commission
In office
December 3, 2012-Present
Years in position 3
PredecessorTwinkle Andress Cavanaugh (R)
Alabama House of Representatives District 11
Base salary$103,490
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$498,143
AppointedNovember 30, 2012
Appointed byGov. Robert Bentley
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alabama House of Representatives
Bachelor'sAshbury College, 1991
Date of birthOctober 7, 1968
Place of birthBirmingham, AL
ProfessionChief Financial Officer, Delta Discount Corporation
ReligionUnited Methodist
Office website
Jeremy Oden is a member of the Alabama Public Service Commission. He was appointed by Gov. Robert Bentley on November 30, 2012 and sworn in on December 3, 2012.[1] He is up for a full term in the 2014 elections. Oden ran for, and won, the Republican nomination in the primary election on June 3, 2014, and faces no major party challenge in the November 4 general election.[2]


Oden was a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing the 11th District, Blount, Cullman, and Morgan counties. He was first elected in 1998 and served until his appointment to the Public Service Commission in 2012.

Oden currently works as Chief Financial Officer for Delta Discount Corporation, and he owned O and O Construction Incorporated and O and O Construction and Lumber from 1994-1998.

He is a member of the Arrites Oden Masonic Lodge, Ashbury Alumni Association, Eva Lion's Club, Eva United Methodist Church, Huntsville Scottish Rite, Cahaba Temple- Shriners, Decatur York Rite, Frontier Day's Celebration Team, and Huntsville Shrine Association.[3]

Political career

Alabama Public Service Commission (2012-Present)

Oden was appointed by Gov. Robert Bentley on November 30, 2012.[4]


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jeremy Oden endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [5]

Alabama House of Representatives (1998-2012)

Oden was a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1998 to November 2012, when he was appointed to the Public Service Commission.[4]

Committee assignments


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

  • Subcommittee on Personnel Management, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee on Government Regulations
  • Subcommittee on Government Services, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Taxes, Exemptions/Benefits, Chair



See also: Alabama down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Oden ran for election to the Alabama Public Service Commission.[2] He won the Republican nomination in the primary on June 3. He faces no major party challenge in the general election. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Alabama Public Service Commission, Position 1, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeremy Oden Incumbent 52.4% 188,971
Kathy Peterson 47.6% 171,755
Total Votes 360,726
Election Results via Alabama Secretary of State.

Recent news


Oden was appointed by Gov. Robert Bentley to the Alabama Public Service Commission on November 30, 2012 and assumed office on December 3, 2012.[4] Oden's appointment to the PSC required him to resign his seat in the State House. Bentley called a special election to fill the vacancy.

The other two current commissioners are Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh (President) and Terry Dunn (R). Both were elected in 2010. Former commission President Lucy Baxley (D) was ousted in the 2012 general election by Cavanaugh, whom Baxley had originally defeated for the position in 2008. After losing to Cavanaugh, Baxley retired from politics, and Gov. Bentley appointed Oden as her replacement.[6]


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Oden won re-election to the 11th District seat in 2010. He defeated Joe Perry in the primary election. He then ran unopposed in the November 2 general election.[7][8]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 11 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jeremy Oden (R) 4,436
Joe Perry (R) 2,900


On November 7, 2006, Oden was re-elected to the 11th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, defeating opponent Jim Boyd (D).[9]

Oden raised $155,251 for his campaign, while Boyd raised $119,895.[10]

Alabama State House, District 11 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jeremy Oden (R) 7,349
Jim Boyd (D) 6,243

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jeremy Oden is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Jeremy Oden raised a total of $498,143 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 5, 2013.[11]

Jeremy Oden's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Alabama State House, District 11 Not up for election $4,400
2010 Alabama State House, District 11 Won $128,692
2008 Alabama State House, District 11 Not up for election $33,735
2006 Alabama State House, District 11 Won $155,251
2002 Alabama State House, District 11 Won $113,419
1998 Alabama State House, District 11 Won $62,646
Grand Total Raised $498,143


In 2010, Oden raised $33,735 in contributions.[12]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Education Association $12,000
Republicans For The Future $6,500
Environmental PAC $5,577
Fund For Alabamas Children & Education $5,000
5 Rudolph Davidson TEC PAC $5,000


Below are Oden's top 5 campaign contributors in 2008, a year in which there was no election:[13]

Contributor 2008 total
AL Education Assoc $15,000
FGA PAC $8,000
A PAC $7,000
BI PAC $5,500
Jeremy H Oden $1,635


In 2006, Oden raised $155,251 in donations.[14]

Listed below are those that made the largest contributions.

Donor Amount
Jeremy H. & Carol Oden $15,000
Alabama Education Association $14,500
Jeremy H. Oden $7,507
Delta Discount Corp $6,700

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Oden is single.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh (R)
Alabama Public Service Commission, Place 1
December 3, 2012-present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Alabama House District 11
Succeeded by