Welcome to Shelby County Legislative Delegation Office

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Our website is here to better connect the citizens of Shelby county with their legislators. On our "Home" page, you will find videos and email links to of each delegate, as well as, updates on what your legislators are doing  around the state and county.

The "Contact Us" page has an email form that comes directly to my email mailbox, but there is also an email address, physical address, contact number, and fax number listed.

Please feel free to contact me or any members of the delegation with your questions. We hope you find this website helpful and look forward to working with you on making Alabama a better place to live.

Mimi W. Penhale
Legislative Director



Featured Legislator

Representative Dickie Drake

Representative E. Richard (Dickie) Drake was first elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in a special election in 2011.

He served 42 years in the military and is a retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant. During that time, he served in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Kosovo, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Representative Drake flew 102 combat sorties with over 500 hours of combat time. He has 31 military awards including: Meritorious Service Medal; Air Medal with 4 devices; Aerial Achievement Medal with 2 devices; Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 devices; Air Force Achievement Medal with 2 devices; Southwest Asia Service Medal with star; Kosovo Campaign Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; and Iraqi Campaign Medal. Among his awards are the coveted Colonel Leo Thorsness Veteran Award and the National Patrick Henry Award.

Representative Drake participates in numerous charitable and philanthropic community groups, coached youth baseball 17 years, and serves on the Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee. He is past president and current board member of the Leeds Historical Society as well as a current board member of the Leeds Chamber of Commerce. He is also past vice-president of the Leeds Jaycees; past president of Leeds Youth Baseball where he served two terms; charter member of Leeds Exchange Club; member of the Chief’s Council, 117 ARW, and a member of the E-9 Association of the State of Alabama. He serves as a member of the advisory board for Lehigh Hanson as well as for Three Hots and a Cot, an organization for homeless veterans. Representative Drake is a member of the Military Stability and Job Creation Commission. He is also a Deacon of the Leeds First Baptist Church.

He has been married to the former Anita Smith for 44 years and they have two sons; Heath (Ashley) and Jared; five grandchildren: Lexi, Jackson, Colin, Colton and Addye. Both of his sons serve our country in the military as officers; Heath as a Company Commander (MP) USAR and Jared as a Pilot (Aircraft Commander and IP) USAF.

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Director's Update


2020 Beginning of Regular Session

This year’s Regular Session started on February 4, 2020. Last session started off in a unique way, with a Special Session called by the Governor, which forced the Legislature to address Gas Tax legislation. This year has started off more normal, but that does not mean there won’t be some controversial legislation to address.

The General Fund Budget and the Education Budget will, as always, be a focus of the Legislature. This year’s budget debates will focus on money that the state received in taxes from the past year. Most of the surplus funds are in the Education Budget. During times of surplus, the legislature will either choose to increase funds to certain areas, choose to fund new projects, or place those funds in a rainy-day account. By placing some funds during a surplus year in a rainy-day account, the legislature can utilize those funds, within their respective budget allocations, for future years, when revenue is less favorable. Out of the possibilities of increasing funding to current projects, funding new educational opportunities, or putting funds aside for future uses, there is a good chance that the Legislature will do a combination of the three.

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