|Senator Henry E. Erwin, Jr.|
|Member of the Alabama Senate
from the 14th district
April 2, 1949 |
|Spouse(s)||Shelia Joyce Erwin|
|Profession||talk show host|
Henry Eugene "Hank" Erwin, Jr. is a Christian evangelical broadcaster and a former Republican State Senator in Alabama (USA), representing the 14th District since 2002. He represented portions of Jefferson, Shelby, Bibb and Chilton Counties.
Erwin is the son of Henry Eugene "Red" Erwin, Sr., a U.S. Army Air Forces sergeant who earned the Medal of Honor in World War II. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama and graduated from Ensley High School in 1967 before going on to earn degrees at Troy State University (1972), Southeastern Bible College (1974), and the Dallas Seminary (1981).
Erwin broke into broadcasting in the 1970s and served radio & TV stations in Dallas, Texas, and Birmingham, Alabama for almost 35 years. He was elected to the Alabama Senate in 2002 and re-elected in 2006. He is a member of the Southern Baptist Church.
2010 Lt. Governor Campaign
In April 2009, Erwin announced his plans to seek the position of Lt. Governor against current incumbent, Jim Folsom. He received the endorsement of the Alabama GOP Senate Caucus, eight city Mayors, the Trussville Tea Party and the Cullman Tea Party, and Governor Bob Riley.
Kay Ivey announced a switch from the Governor's race to the Lt. Governor race on March 31, 2010, replacing Erwin as the leading GOP candidate. Ivey defeated both Erwin and Daphne schoolteacher Gene Ponder by a significant margin in the June 1, 2010, primary.
- Senator Henry E. "Hank" Erwin, Jr. official profile at legislature.state.al.us
- Transcript of appearance on Scarborough County in 2005 expressing views on Katrina
- Transcript of appearance on Hannity & Colmes expressing views on Katrina
- Senator Hank Erwin personal website
- S.A.V. America Ministries website
- Senator Henry E. 'Hank' Erwin Jr. (AL) profile at Project Vote Smart
- Hank Erwin political campaign contributions at "Follow the Money" (1998, 2002, 2006)