Susan Parker

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Susan Parker
37th Auditor of Alabama
In office
January 18, 1999 – January 20, 2003
Governor Don Siegelman
Preceded by Pat Duncan
Succeeded by Beth Chapman
Personal details
Born (1955-09-30) September 30, 1955 (age 61)
Eva, Alabama, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Calhoun Community College
Athens State University
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Susan D. Parker (born September 30, 1955) is an American Democratic politician from Alabama. A resident of Rogersville, Parker was elected Alabama State Auditor in 1998 and served until 2002.[1]

Birth[edit]

Susan Parker was born on September 9, 1955 in Eva, Alabama.[2]

Education[edit]

Susan Parker has received her education from the following institutions:

  • PhD, Administration of Higher Education, University of Alabama, 1985
  • MA, University of Alabama, 1979
  • BS, Athens State College, 1977
  • AS, Calhoun Community College, 1975[2]

Professional experience[edit]

Susan Parker has had the following professional experience:

  • President, Parker Plus Consulting, 1996-1998
  • Chief Development Officer/Assistant to the President, Athens State College, 1988-1996
  • Administrator, Calhoun Community College, 1972-1988[2]

Politics[edit]

In 2002 Parker was the first woman in Alabama to be nominated for a Senate seat when she defeated Julian L. McPhillips.[1] She lost the general election to incumbent Republican Senator Jeff Sessions, winning 40% of votes against Sessions' 59%.

Parker did not seek reelection as State Auditor in 2002, and was succeeded in office by Republican Beth Chapman. Four years later, she defeated former state Representative Perry O. Hooper, Jr., of Montgomery for the Place 2 position on the Alabama Public Service Commission. Though Hooper had defeated former state Senator John Amari of Trussville in the Republican primary, he lost to Parker in the general election.[1]

Parker had been mentioned as a possible candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Alabama in the 2010 election, but declined and instead lost her reelection bid for the Public Service Commission to Republican Terry L. Dunn.[3]

Political experience[edit]

Susan Parker has had the following political experience:

  • Auditor, State of Alabama, 1998-2002
  • Candidate, United States Senate, 2002
  • Public Service Commissioner, State of Alabama, 2006-2010
  • Candidate, Alabama State Public Service Commissioner, 2010[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Alabama Public Service Commission[dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d "Susan D. Parker's Biography". Vote Smart. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "SUSAN PARKER TO RUN FOR STATE PSC AGAIN". Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics. February 24, 2009. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pat Duncan
Auditor of Alabama
1999–2003
Succeeded by
Beth Chapman
Preceded by
George Wallace
Member of the Alabama Public Service Commission
Seat 2

2007–2011
Succeeded by
Terry Dunn
Party political offices
Preceded by
Roger Bedford
Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Alabama
(Class 3)

2002
Succeeded by
Vivian Figures