Young Boozer

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Young Jacob Boozer, III
39th Alabama State Treasurer
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 17, 2011
Preceded by Kay Ivey (R)
Personal details
Born (1948-11-23) November 23, 1948 (age 65)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Political party Republican
Residence Montgomery, Alabama
Occupation Banker
Religion Episcopal

Young Jacob Boozer, III (born November 23, 1948),[1] is an American banker and the current state treasurer in Alabama. Boozer defeated Democrat Charles Grimsley for the seat vacated by Kay Ivey, who was unable to run again for the office due to term limits. In the Republican primary, Boozer beat George Wallace, Jr. by 30 points.[2] Born in Birmingham, and raised in Tuscaloosa, where he graduated from Tuscaloosa High School. He has lived in Montgomery for the last 25 years. Boozer received a BA in Economics from Stanford University in 1971, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business in 1973. He is an Eagle Scout, and recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.[3]

Name[edit]

Boozer's name was the topic of jokes during the 2010 campaign.[2] Acknowledging these jokes, Boozer's campaign website had a section devoted to his name that began, "Yes, Young Boozer is my real name." Boozer began his "Stump Speech" campaign ad[4] with the line "I'm Young Boozer, and yes, that's my real name"; the ad closed with Boozer stating, "Young Boozer: funny name, serious leadership." [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who's who in finance and industry - Google Books". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Boozer, Grimsley win nominations in treasurer race". The Birmingham News. 6-02-10. Retrieved 9-28-10. 
  3. ^ "Young Boozer for Alabama Treasurer - Biography". The Committee to Elect Young Boozer. Retrieved 10-16-10. 
  4. ^ (Boozer's "Stump Speech" campaign ad)
  5. ^ "Young Boozer for Alabama Treasurer - My Name". The Committee to Elect Young Boozer. Retrieved 8-17-10.