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Did your Alabama Legislators accept or decline a pay raise this year?

Alabama State House (Photo: Creative Commons/Jay Williams)
Alabama State House (Photo: Creative Commons/Jay Williams)

The Alabama Legislature in 2007 — at the time controlled by Democrats — passed themselves a 62% pay raise, which also included automatic increases to their monthly expense allowance to coincide with any increase in the consumer price index.

The Republican-controlled Legislature in 2012 repealed the pay increase and tied legislative pay to median household income so it would increase or decrease based on how Alabamians are doing economically. Additionally, the automatic cost-of-living adjustments built into the Democrats’ pay raise were done away with.

Those changes go into effect next year, as the new legislative quadrennium begins. So legislators are set to receive one more pay increase this spring under the old system unless they specifically request to opt-out of the pay raise, which many of them have done over the last several years.

Lawmakers currently make roughly $57,000. Under the new system in which their pay is tied to median household income, their pay will drop down under $42,000.

Want to know if your representative or senator accepted one last pay increase? Find out below.

Alabama House of Representatives

Alabama House of Representatives
Alabama House of Representatives

Declined the raise:

Richard Baughn, R-Lynn
Elaine Beech, D-Chatom
K.L. Brown, R-Jacksonville
Mac Buttram, R-Cullman
Steve Clouse, R-Ozark
Terri Collins, R-Decatur
Randy Davis, R-Daphne
Paul DeMarco, R-Homewood
Allen Farley, R-McCalla
Lynn Greer, R-Rogersville
Alan Harper, R-Newport
Ed Henry, R-Decatur
Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn
Steve Hurst, R-Munford
Ken Johnson, R-Moulton
Ron Johnson, R-Sylacauga
Wayne Johnson, R-Ryland
Mike Jones, R-Andalusia
Paul Lee, R-Dothan
Wes Long, R-Guntersville
Thad McClammy, D-Montgomery
Jim McClendon, R-Springville
Mac McCutcheon, R-Huntsville
John Merrill, R-Tuscaloosa
Barry Moore, R-Enterprise
Johnny Mack Morrow, D-Red Bay
Jim Patterson, R-Meridianville
Dimitri Polizos, R-Montgomery
Bill Poole, R-Tuscaloosa
Kerry Rich, R-Albertville
Bill Roberts, R-Jasper
David Sessions, R-Grand Bay
Harry Shiver, R-Bay Minette
Mark Tuggle, R-Alexander City
Lesley Vance, R-Phenix City
Kurt Wallace, R-Maplesville
April Weaver, R-Alabaster
Dan Williams, R-Athens

Accepted the raise:

Alan Baker, R-Brewton
Mike Ball, R-Madison
George Bandy, D-Opelika
Paul Beckman, R-Prattville
Marcel Black, D-Tuscumbia
Daniel Boman, D-Sulligent
Alan Boothe, R-Troy
Barbara Boyd, D-Anniston
Napoleon Bracy, D-Prichard
Duwayne Bridges, R-Valley
Greg Burdine, D-Florence
James Buskey, D-Mobile
Mack Butler, R-Rainbow City
Jim Carns, R-Mountain Brook
Donnie Chesteen, R-Geneva
Adline Clarke, D-Mobile
Merika Coleman-Evans, D-Pleasant Grove
David Colston, D-Hayneville
Dickie Drake, R-Leeds
Chris England, D-Tuscaloosa
Joe Faust, R-Fairhope
Chad Fincher, R-Semmes
Craig Ford, D-Gadsden
Berry Forte, D-Eufaula
Victor Gaston, R-Mobile
Juandalynn Givan, D-Birmingham
Todd Greeson, R-Ider
Dexter Grimsley, D-Newville
Laura Hall, D-Huntsville
Micky Hammon, R-Decatur
Mike Hill, R-Columbiana
Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery
Mike Holmes, R-Wetumpka
Ralph Howard, D-Greensboro
Joe Hubbard, D-Montgomery
Jamie Ison, R-Mobile
Thomas Jackson, D-Thomasville
Anthony Johnson, D-Birmingham
John Knight, D-Montgomery
Richard Laird, I-Roanoke
Richard Lindsey, D-Centre
Lawrence McAdory, D-Bessemer
A.J. McCampbell, D-Livingston
Mary Sue McClurkin, R-Indian Springs
Steve McMillan, R-Bay Minette
Darrio Melton, D-Selma
Mike Millican, R-Hamilton
Joseph Mitchell, D-Mobile
Mary Moore, D-Birmingham
Charles Newton, R-Greenville
Becky Nordgren, R-Gadsden
Arthur Payne, R-Trussville
John Robinson, D-Scottsboro
Oliver Robinson, D-Birmingham
John Rogers, D-Birmingham
Howard Sanderford, R-Huntsville
Rod Scott, D-Fairfield
Randall Shedd, R-Cullman
David Standridge, R-Hayden
Patricia Todd, D-Birmingham
Allen Treadaway, R-Morris
Pebblin Warren, D-Tuskegee
Margie Wilcox, R-Mobile
Jack Williams, R-Vestavia Hills
Phil Williams, R-Huntsville
Randy Wood, R-Anniston

Alabama Senate

Alabama Senate
Alabama Senate

Declined the raise:

Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa
Scott Beason, R-Gardendale
Slade Blackwell, R-Mountain Brook
Dick Brewbaker, R-Pike Road
Paul Bussman, R-Cullman
Gerald Dial, R-Lineville
Rusty Glover, R-Semmes
Bill Hightower, R-Mobile
Jimmy Holley, R-Elba
Bill Holtzclaw, R-Madison
Tammy Irons, D-Florence
Del Marsh, R-Anniston
Shad McGill, R-Scottsboro
Arthur Orr, R-Decatur
Greg Reed, R-Jasper
Paul Sanford, R-Huntsville
Clay Scofield, R-Guntersville
Harri Anne Smith, I-Slocomb
Bryan Taylor, R-Prattville
Jabo Waggoner, R-Vestavia Hills
Cam Ward, R-Alabaster
Tom Whatley, R-Auburn
Phil Williams, R-Rainbow City

Accepted the raise:
Billy Beasley, D-Clayton
Roger Bedford, D-Russellville
Linda Coleman, D-Birmingham
Priscilla Dunn, D-Bessemer
Jerry Fielding, R-Sylacauga
Vivian Davis Figures, D-Mobile
Marc Keahey, D-Grove Hill
Trip Pittman, R-Montrose
Quinton Ross, D-Montgomery
Hank Sanders, D-Selma
Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro
Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham

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