Tammy Irons

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Tammy Irons
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Alabama State Senate District 1
In office
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
Prior offices
Alabama House of Representatives District 1
March 2006-November 2, 2010
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama, 1986
J.D.University of Memphis, 1989
BirthdayOctober 21, 1963
Place of birthFlorence, AL
Office website
Personal website
Tammy Irons is a Democratic member of the Alabama State Senate representing the 1st District. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Irons formerly served in the Alabama House of Representatives, representing the 1st District from March 2006 to 2010.


Irons currently works as an Attorney and owner of Irons Law Firm. She previously worked as as an Associate Attorney with Glankler Brown Professional Limited Liability Company, and as a Judicial Law Clerk in the Tennessee Court of Appeals.

She sits on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of North Alabama, Shoals Entrepreneurial Center, and SafePlace Foundation, Incorporated. She is the President of the Lauderdale County Bar Association.[1]

Committee assignments


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


Irons' answers to the Alabama State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test are available. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. She did not provide an answer when asked her top legislative priorities.[2]

Campaign themes


On her website, Irons lists the following issues that she will work to accomplish: "

  • Work to create more jobs for the Shoals.
  • Provide for infrastructure for the Shoals, such as Hwy 43 in Lauderdale County and Wilson Dam Rd. in Colbert County.
  • Support ethics reform – including providing more accountability, openness, and transparency.
  • Work on stopping physical and financial abuse of our senior citizens and support stiffer penalties for abusing our elderly.
  • Fully fund education and work to make college more affordable for working families.
  • Fight to return more funds for projects in the Shoals." [3]

Redistricting Controversy

Irons claimed that, during the post-2010 Census redistricting process in Alabama, she was offered a "great district" if she would switch parties and run as a Republican. Irons would not say which Republican offered her this deal. Senator Gerald Dial, who chaired the redistricting committee, said she should not have been offered such a deal, and that he had no knowledge of it. Irons' district changed significantly as a result of redistricting.[4]



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Irons was eligible for re-election to the house in 2010 but instead ran for District 1 of the Alabama State Senate. She defeated Ryan Clayton in the June 1 primary election and defeated Republican Jerry Freeman in the general election.[5][6]

Alabama State Senate, District 1 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tammy Irons (D) 23,178
Jerry Freeman (R) 18,266
Alabama State Senate, District 1 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tammy Irons (D) 14,200
Ryan Clayton (D) 2,288


On November 7, 2006, Irons won re-election to the 1st District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, defeating opponent William Smith (R).[7]

Irons raised $218,419 for her campaign, while Smith raised $64,389.[8]

Alabama State House, District 1 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tammy Irons (D) 8,410
William Smith (R) 4,511

Campaign donors


In 2010, Irons raised $283,031 in contributions. [9]

Her five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Education Association $40,000
Alabama Farmers Federation $17,264
Alabama Power Co $12,500
Alabama Trial Lawyers Association $10,000
Fight Back For Justice Fund $10,000


In 2006, Irons collected $218,419 in donations.

Below are Irons's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:[10]

Contributor 2006 total
Alabama Farmers Federation $18,789
Seth Hammett Campaign $12,500
Alabama Democratic Party $10,500
Alabama Education Assoc $10,000
CAN PAC $4,000

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Irons has a husband, Curley.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bobby E. Denton
Alabama State Senate District 1
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Alabama House District 1
Succeeded by
Greg Burdine