Trip Pittman

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Trip Pittman
Member of the Alabama Senate
from the 32nd district
Assumed office
2007
Preceded byBradley Byrne
Personal details
Born
Lee Pittman

1960 (age 58–59)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Lynn
Children3
EducationUniversity of Alabama,
Tuscaloosa (BS)

Lee "Trip" Pittman[1] (born 1960) is an American politician from the state of Alabama. He is a Republican member of the Alabama Senate, representing the 32nd district.[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Pittman was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and his hometown is Montrose.[2] He earned a B.S. in commerce and business administration from the University of Alabama in 1982. He is a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon.[4]

Political career[edit]

He won a special election on October 16, 2007, to replace former Alabama state senator Bradley Byrne. Pittman was re-elected in November 2010.[4] He served as a delegate for the 2012 Ron Paul presidential campaign.[3]

In 2017, Pittman ran in the Republican primary to fill the vacancy for Jeff Sessions' U.S. Senate seat which became vacant when Sessions became United States Attorney General.[5] Pittman did not receive enough votes to enter the run-off election and endorsed former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Pittman owns a company that makes and sells tractors in Daphne. He and his wife Lynn have three children. He is a member of the United Methodist Church in Fairhope.[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Commission Members". Bc.alabama.gov. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  2. ^ a b c "Trip Pittman". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-08. Retrieved 2017-06-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ a b c "Sen. Pittman, Lee Trip". Alabama Legislature. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  5. ^ "Alabama State Senator Trip Pittman announces run for U.S. Senate". al.com. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  6. ^ "Trip Pittman endorses Roy Moore in Alabama senate race". al.com. Retrieved September 19, 2017.