Cam Ward (politician)

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Cam Ward
File:Cam Ward Tea Party.jpg
Sen. Ward at Montgomery Tea Party in Summer of 2009.
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 48)
Milton, Florida
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Julie
Profession Attorney
Religion Methodist

Cam Ward is a Republican member of the Alabama Senate.[1] He has represented District 14 since 2010.


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.[3]

Ward is currently the Executive Director of the Industrial Development Board of Alabaster,[4] AL. He is chairman of the Autism Task Force of Alabama[5] and recently announced the launch of Autism Alabama, "an on-line library providing distance learning for teachers who have children on the autism spectrum."[6]

In December 2010 Ward worked to pass a key piece of legislation granting Subpoena Power to the Alabama Ethics Commission. This bill was passed by both chambers of the Alabama Legislature on December 16, 2010 and signed into law by Governor Bob Riley on December 20, 2010.

Career highlights

  • 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

  • Judiciary, Chairman
  • Health
  • Government Appropriations
  • Education Policy
  • Business & Labor
  • Confirmations
  • Energy and Natural Resources


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