Cam Ward (politician)

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Cam Ward
Cam Ward Tea Party.jpg
Member of the Alabama Senate
from the 14th district
Assumed office
November 3, 2010
Preceded by Hank Erwin
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
from the 14th district
In office
November 5, 2002 – November 3, 2010
Preceded by Dave Thomas
Succeeded by April Weaver
Personal details
Born (1971-03-24) March 24, 1971 (age 46)
Milton, Florida, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Julie Cain (Divorced 2015)
Lindsey Clements Ward (2016–present)
Education Troy University (BA)
Samford University (JD)

Cam Ward (born March 24, 1971) is a Republican member of the Alabama Senate.[1] He has represented District 14 since 2010.

Biography[edit]

Ward was born in Milton, Florida and graduated from Bradford County High School in Starke, Florida. He received an undergraduate degree (international relations and political science) from Troy University and a law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.[2] While at Troy, Ward served two terms as Student Government Association president.[2]

Ward is the Executive Director of the Industrial Development Board of Alabaster, Alabama.[3] He is chairman of the Autism Task Force of Alabama[4] and helped launch Autism Alabama, "an on-line library providing distance learning for teachers who have children on the autism spectrum."[5]

In December 2010, Ward supported a piece of legislation granting Subpoena Power to the Alabama Ethics Commission.[6] The bill passed both chambers of the Alabama Legislature on December 16, 2010, and was signed into law by Governor Bob Riley.

In 2016, Ward was recognized by the Foundation for Government Accountability's with the "Friend of Government Accountability Award" for his efforts in healthcare reform.[7][8][non-primary source needed]

Career timeline[edit]

  • Alabama State Senate – 2010– present
  • Alabama House of Representatives – 2002–2010
  • Executive Director, Alabaster Industrial Development Board – 2001–present
  • District Director of Congressman Spencer Bachus – 1998–2001
  • Assistant Alabama Secretary of State – 1998
  • Deputy Attorney General, State Auditors Office – 1996–1998
  • Alabama Republican Party, Political Staff Assistant – 1994–1996
  • Office of Governor Guy Hunt, Legislative Intern – 1993

Standing committees[edit]

  • Judiciary- Chairman
  • Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development- Vice- Chairman
  • Health
  • Government Appropriations
  • Transportation & Energy
  • Constitution & Elections
  • Confirmations
  • Jefferson County Local Legislation
  • Shelby County Local Legislation- Chairman

Oversight committees[edit]

  • Alabama Law Institute- President
  • Legislative Council
  • Joint Reapportionment Committee
  • Joint Oversight of Public Accounts
  • Joint Oversight for Energy Policy- Chairman
  • Joint Oversight for State Parks
  • Joint Oversight for Prisons - Chairman
  • Sentencing Commission
  • Alabama Autism Council - Chairman

National committees[edit]

  • U.S./Canada Energy Council- Executive Committee
  • National Conference for State Legislators Energy, Transportation, Agriculture Committee- Chairman
  • Council of State Governments- Committee on Suggested Legislation
  • Justice Reinvestment Council
  • National Commission on Uniform State Laws
  • Southern States Energy Board
  • Southern Legislative Conference- Executive Committee

Party offices[edit]

  • Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senator Cam Ward". The Alabama Legislature. 
  2. ^ a b "Troy University Magazine". 
  3. ^ "Industrial Development Board | Alabaster, AL". Cityofalabaster.com. Retrieved 2017-06-01. 
  4. ^ Gray, Jeremy (December 21, 2008). "Daughter's autism gives Alabama lawmaker a cause". AL.com. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Autism Alabama site launched". September 3, 2009. 
  6. ^ White, David (December 15, 2010). "Legislature passes bill giving Alabama Ethics Commission subpoena power". AL.com. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "Cam Ward - Alabama Senate Republican Caucus". Alabama Senate Republican Caucus. Retrieved 2017-03-17. 
  8. ^ "Cam Ward Receives National Award for Health Care Reform Efforts". CamWard.com. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 

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