Arthur Orr

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Arthur Orr
Member of the Alabama Senate
from the 3rd district
Assumed office
November 8, 2006
Preceded byTommy Ed Roberts
Personal details
Born (1964-05-25) May 25, 1964 (age 55)
Decatur, Alabama, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Amy Wallace Bethshares
ChildrenJohn (Jack), Anna
EducationWake Forest University (BA)
University of Alabama,
CommitteesFinance and Taxation Education (Chairman), Finance and Taxation General Fund, Rules, Confirmations,

Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development, Governmental Affairs, Judiciary,

Transportation and Energy

Arthur Orr (born May 25, 1964, in Decatur, Alabama) is an Alabama Senator and Executive Vice President for Cook's Pest Control.[1][2]


Orr is an alumnus of Wake Forest University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts, and the University of Alabama School of Law, where he received a Juris Doctor degree.


Orr served in Nepal as a volunteer with the Peace Corps, in Bangladesh as a new country developer, and in the Pacific Ocean region of Asia with Habitat for Humanity International as staff attorney.[3] Orr returned home to work for Cook's Pest Control where he would serve as a Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. In 2006 he ran for the Alabama State Senate. Orr won both the Republican primary and later the general election. After winning a second term, Orr chaired the Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund committee. He now chairs the Senate Finance and Taxation Education committee.

In May 2019, he voted for the Human Life Protection Act, which will impose a near-total ban on abortion in the state.[4]

Board memberships[edit]

Orr is the Chairman of the Alabama Bicentennial Committee. He serves as president of the Community Foundation, the Decatur Rotary Club, Main Street Decatur and the Junior Chamber of Commerce. He is the chairman of the Calhoun College Foundation, the City Beautification Board and the Volunteer Center. Orr also sits on the board of the Community Free Clinic, which he helps to found.[5]


  1. ^ Cason, Mike (March 30, 2015). "Sen. Arthur Orr says he's not crying wolf about 15 percent to 30 percent cuts in Alabama budget". Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  2. ^ "State Senator Arthur Orr to seek reelection". Alabama Political Reporter. August 28, 2013. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  3. ^ Fleischauer, Eric (December 17, 2006). "A Wild Card Goes To Montgomery: Arthur Orr is no Ken-doll conservative". The Decatur Daily. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Durkin, Erin; Benwell, Max (May 15, 2019). "These 25 white men – all Republicans – just voted to ban abortion in Alabama". The Guardian.
  5. ^ Ellington, M.J. (April 29, 2007). "Bill would insure doctors providing care in free clinics". The Decatur Daily. Retrieved February 3, 2017.

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