Sen. J. T. Waggoner (R) | 16th District (Jefferson & Shelby Co.)



Senator J. T. "JABO" Waggoner

Senator Waggoner, born in Birmingham, Alabama, on January 8, 1937, is serving his 8th term in the Senate after serving from 1966-1983 in the House of Representatives. Senator Waggoner received his BA degree from Birmingham Southern College and his JD degree from Birmingham School of Law. He and his wife, Marilyn, are the parents of four children and grandparents of seven and one great grandchild.Senator Waggoner is a Republican and a member of the Homewood Church of Christ.

He serves on the following boards: Executive Committee of Birmingham Business Alliance; Faulkner University Board of Trustees; Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau; Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. He is a member of Hoover, Homewood, Shelby County, Vestavia Hills Chambers of Commerce; 50-Year member Civitan International; member of Masons and Shriners organizations; member of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club. He was inducted into the Birmingham Southern College Sports Hall of Fame, 2007, and received the Birmingham Southern Distinguish Alumni in 2013.

Senator Waggoner served as Senate Minority Leader from 2002-2010.

Senator Waggoner served as Senate Majority Leader from December 8, 2010 – 2014.

Senator Waggoner has the longest record of service, of any legislator in the history of Alabama.

Senator Waggoner is the Recipient of the Ronald Reagan Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012, and the 2013 Alabama State Council of the Arts Council Legacy Award.

He has also received numerous other awards and recognitions for his service in the Alabama Legislature.

He serves on the following Senate committees:

● Banking and Insurance

●Confirmations- Vice Chairperson

● Finance and Taxation Education

● Joint Transportation Committee

● Legislative Committee on Public Accounts

● Nuclear Energy Activities and Hazardous Chemical Toxic Waste Oversight Committee

● Rules- Chairperson

● Shelby County Legislation

● Jefferson County Legislation- Chairperson


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