|Member of the Alabama Senate|
from the 3rd district
|Assumed office |
November 8, 2006
|Preceded by||Tommy Ed Roberts|
|Born||May 25, 1964|
Decatur, Alabama, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Amy Wallace Bethshares|
|Children||John (Jack), Anna|
|Education||Wake Forest University (BA)|
University of Alabama,
|Committees||Finance and Taxation Education (Chairman), Finance and Taxation General Fund, Rules, Confirmations,
Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development, Governmental Affairs, Judiciary,Transportation and Energy
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. 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.
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.
- Cason, Mike (March 30, 2015). "Sen. Arthur Orr says he's not crying wolf about 15 percent to 30 percent cuts in Alabama budget". AL.com. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
- "State Senator Arthur Orr to seek reelection". Alabama Political Reporter. August 28, 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
- Fleischauer, Eric (December 17, 2006). "A Wild Card Goes To Montgomery: Arthur Orr is no Ken-doll conservative". The Decatur Daily. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
- Ellington, M.J. (April 29, 2007). "Bill would insure doctors providing care in free clinics". The Decatur Daily. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
- Alabama State Legislature – Senator Arthur Orr official government website
- Project Vote Smart – Senator Arthur Orr (AL)
- Arthur Orr
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