Richard Shelby (R-AL-Senator)i

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Richard Shelby, Senate Alabama Class III

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Richard Craig Shelby

Richard Shelby 2016 Senatorial Candidate Alabama Class III

 

Biography of Richard Shelby from Senate.gov

[2015 Bio] Senator Richard Shelby was first elected to the Senate in 1986.

 

He is the Chairman of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Committee on Rules and Administration.

 

Senator Shelby believes that a smaller government is more effective and has long opposed government bailouts. He is a stalwart supporter of Second Amendment rights and has worked tirelessly to bring jobs and economic growth to Alabama. He has introduced a flat tax in every Congress since his election to the U.S. Senate, as well as a Balanced Budget amendment to the Constitution.

 

A proponent of responsible spending on meritorious projects, Senator Shelby believes that members of Congress are the most in tune with the needs of their constituents and has been prolific in fulfilling those needs in the state of Alabama. He has fought to secure critical funding for law enforcement to help protect Alabama’s communities, as well as funding to construct state-of-the-art, world class facilities across the state that educate students in math, science, and engineering. Senator Shelby also champions military and space programs in Alabama, and has secured millions of dollars for related initiatives.

 

Prior to his election in the United States Senate, Senator Shelby served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and eight years in the Alabama legislature. He is a fifth generation Alabamian and a graduate of University of Alabama’s undergraduate and law programs.

 

Biography of Richard Shelby from Senate.gov

[2011 Bio] BORN:

May 6, 1934 in Birmingham, Alabama

 

HOME:

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

 

FAMILY:

Married: Annette Nevin

Two children: Richard Jr. and Claude Nevin

 

EDUCATION:

– B.A., University of Alabama, 1957

– LL.B., University of Alabama, School of Law, 1963

 

CAREER:

– Lawyer, 1963-1978

– Tuscaloosa City Prosecutor, 1963-1971

– U.S. Magistrate, Northern District of Alabama, 1966-1970

– Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Alabama, 1969-1971

– Alabama State Senator, 1970-1978

– U.S. Representative, 1979-1987

– U.S. Senator, 1987-Present

 

Richard Shelby, Alabama’s senior United States Senator, was first elected to the Senate in 1986 with an undeniable commitment to Alabama and the simple philosophy that a smaller government can also be a more effective government.

 

Senator Shelby is ranking member of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and a senior member of the Appropriations Committee.  Senator Shelby also serves on the Committee on Rules and Administration and the Special Committee on Aging.

 

Senator Shelby believes that education is an investment in our nation’s future and that expansion of infrastructure at our nation’s institutions of higher learning is vital.  As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, he has fought to secure critical funding to construct world class facilities across Alabama that will educate students in the subjects of math, science, and engineering.  Because of Senator Shelby’s efforts, Alabama’s colleges and universities have received over $132 million to build state-of-the-art laboratories and research facilities.

 

Prior to Senator Shelby’s election to the United States Senate, he served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and eight years in the Alabama legislature.  He also served as a City Prosecutor in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, and Special Assistant to the Attorney General in Alabama.

 

A fifth generation Alabamian, Senator Shelby is a graduate of the University of Alabama’s undergraduate and law programs. He and his wife, Annette Nevin Shelby, have two sons: Richard Jr. and Claude Nevin. Claude and his wife Lisa have one daughter, Anna Elizabeth Shelby, and one son, William Nevin Shelby.

 


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