Owen Drake

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Owen Drake
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Alabama House of Representatives District 45
Former member
Term in office began
2006
Term in office ended
2011
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Owen Drake (August 15, 1936 - June 27, 2011) is a former Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing the 45th District, St. Clair and Jefferson counties. He represented the 45th District from 2006 until his death in June 2011.[1]

Drake previously served as director of communications for the Jefferson County Commission from 1989-2002, Chief Master Sergeant, United States Air Force from 1955-1959, 1962-1988, and as Police Detective with the City of Fairfield, from 1959-1961.

He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Leeds, Jefferson County Personnel Board, Leeds Chamber of Commerce Board, Chair of Leeds High School Technical Education Advisory Committee, President of Leeds Historical society, and Vice-president of Leeds Lions Club.[2]

Issues

Drake did not provide answers to the Alabama State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[3]

Committee assignments

Drake was appointed to these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:

  • Subcommittee on Government Services (County and Municipal Government)
  • Subcommittee on Homeland Security and Immigration

Elections

2010

See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Drake won re-election to the 45th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Charlene Cannon in the November 2 general election.[4]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 45 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Owen Drake (R) 8,165
Charlene Cannon (D) 5,103

2006

On November 7, 2006, Drake was elected to the 45th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, defeating opponent Pat Sewell (D).[5]

Drake raised $71,056 for his campaign, while Sewell raised $97,493.[6]

Alabama State House, District 45 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Owen Drake (R) 6,151
Pat Sewell (D) 5,392
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations

Endorsements

Drake was endorsed by:

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express [7]

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Drake raised $136,100 in contributions. [8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Republicans For The Future $22,560
Alabama Republican Party $16,660
Alabama Farmers Federation $16,418
Business Council Of Alabama $16,000

Rep. Drake discussing Trinity Hospital

2006

In 2006, Drake collected $71,056 in donations.

Below are Drake's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:[9]

Contributor 2006 total
AL Farmers Federation $12,871
Owen Drake $7,000
Various Individual Donations $5,810
AL Assoc of Realtors $4,000
Friends of Mike Hubbard $2,500

Personal

Drake and his wife Kathye have six children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Alabama House District 45
2006–2011
Succeeded by
Dickie Drake