John Merrill

  • Alabama Secretary of State
  • Republican
Birthday
  • November 12, 1963 55
Contact
  • State Capitol Buildingn600 Dexter Avenue, Suite S-105
  • Montgomery, AL 36103
  • 334-242-7200
Education
  • BA, History/Political Science, University of Alabama, 1982-1987
Political History
  • Candidate, Alabama Secretary of State, 2018
  • Secretary of State, State of Alabama, 2015-present
  • Representative, Alabama State House of Representatives, 2010-2014
Job Professions
  • Business Development Officer, First Federal Bank of Tuscaloosa, 2011-2015
  • Director, Community Relations and Community Education, Tuscaloosa County Board of Education, 1994-2010
  • Director of Business Development, The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, 1993-1994
  • Assistant Director, The Tuscaloosa County Industrial Authority, 1990-1993
  • National Account Executive, Randall Publishing Company, 1988-1990
  • Governmental Affairs Intern, The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, 1987-1988
  • Intern, Senator Howell Heflin, 1984
  • Intern, Congressman Bill Nichols, 1983
Committee History
  • Member, Tuscaloosa County Schools Audit Education Advisory Council, 1995-2002
  • Member, Tuscaloosa County Schools Drug Free Schools Advisory Council, 1991-1994
  • Member, Tuscaloosa County Schools Vocational Advisory Council, 1993-1994
  • Member, Tuscaloosa Solid Waste Disposal Authority Advisory Board, 1990-1991
  • Former Member, Subcommittee on Constitutional Issues, Alabama State House of Representatives
  • Former Member, Economic Development and Tourism Committee, Alabama State House of Representatives
  • Former Member, Subcommittee on Economic Development and Incentives, Alabama State House of Representatives
  • Former Member, Subcommittee on Consent Calendars, Alabama State House of Representatives
  • Former Member, Tuscaloosa County Legislation Committee, Alabama State House of Representatives
  • Former Member, Rules Committee, Alabama State House of Representatives
  • Former Member, Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee, Alabama State House of Representatives
Organization History
  • Deacon, Calvary Baptist Church, present
  • Member, Calvary Baptist Church, present
  • Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), present
  • Member, Southern Legislative Conference, present
  • Chair, The Children's Trust Fund, Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, 2010-present
  • Member, Executive Committee, State Republican Party, 2009-present
  • Southeast Vice President, National School Public Relations Association, 2009-present
  • Chair, Republican Party, 2009
  • President, Alabama School Communicator's Association, 2000-2001, 2009
  • Member, Alabama Education Association, 2000-present
  • Member, National Education Association (NEA), 2000-present
  • Member, Tuscaloosa County Education Association, 2000-present
  • Member, National Community Education Association, 1995-2000
  • Member, Alabama Community Education Association, 1995-present
  • President, President Student Government Association, University of Alabama, 1986-1987
  • Eagle Scout, Heflin Troop 206, Boy Scouts of America
  • Former Member, Sanctuary Choice, Calvary Baptist Church
  • Former President, Alumni Association, Leadership Tuscaloosa
  • Former President, Druid Civitan Club
  • Former President, Youth for Christ
  • Former President, American Red Cross
  • Former President, United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama
  • Former Sunday School Teacher, Calvary Baptist Church
  • Member, Leadership Tuscaloosa
  • Member, Athletic Boosters Club, Hillcrest High School
  • Member, Big Brothers, Big Sisters
  • Member, Boys and Girls Club
  • Member, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Children First
  • Member, March of Dimes
  • Member, Selection Committee, Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
  • Member, National Rifle Association (NRA)
  • Member, Alabama Constables Association
  • Member, United Way of West Alabama
  • Member, Board of Directors, Youth in Government, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), Alabama
  • Member, Board of Directors, Friends of the Alabama Achieves
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2018 Alabama Secretary of State Election
Candidate Votes Percentage
John Merrill (R) 1,032,425 61.02
Heather Milam (D) 658,537 38.92
Write-ins 1,064 0.06