Bill Hightower

Updated: August 29, 2022 at 2:12 AM CST

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Who is Bill Hightower?
Bill Hightower

Times like these make it crystal clear: Donald Trump is the leader America needs. And our great President needs conservative Republican Bill Hightower in Congress to help him defeat the socialist agenda, re-ignite our economy, and hold China accountable for their deadly pandemic.

Bill Hightower has always had Trump’s back. He even campaigned for Trump during the 2016 campaign and remains a strong Trump supporter today. And Bill has always had our back, too. He fought for tax reform, coastal insurance reform, to defend the unborn, and to build the wall along our southern border to crack down on illegal immigration.

Bill Hightower, a longtime resident of South Alabama, is a small businessman and former Alabama state senator (2013-2018) who was consistently rated one of the state’s most conservative legislators. Bill is married to Susan Binegar Hightower, and they have three children and three grandchildren. Bill originally moved to Mobile in 1968, with his mom and dad, when his father established one of the first Open Heart Surgery Centers on the gulf coast.

In his youth, Bill worked at his grandparent’s farm (where he became an avid sportsman), cleaned swimming pools, and also worked as a laborer on construction projects.

Bill graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Business degree and later received his M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University.

Bill has worked with Fortune 500 corporations including Emerson Electric, AlliedSignal, Eaton, and Balfour-Beatty. In 2002, shortly after the terror attacks of September 11, Bill returned home to Mobile, to be closer to family.

He now runs several small businesses. His business experience makes him uniquely qualified to contribute to job-growing policies for hard-working families in Alabama.

Bill is a Board Member of Outback America, a Christian organization that holds family camps in Mobile and other cities; a Board Chairman of a local Christian School; a Board Member of N.E.S.T., a local organization servicing the needs of the Strickland Youth Center; and an Executive Committee Member of the Alabama and Mobile Republican Parties.

In the Alabama State Senate, he chaired the Constitution, Ethics, and Elections Committee was vice-chair of the Banking and Insurance Committee and served on the General Fund, Fiscal Responsibility, and Economic Development Committees.

Status: Out of Office
Party: Republican
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Birthday: October 3, 2022 0

Education Information

Known educational history for Bill Hightower from Mobile, AL.

  • MBA, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, 1990
  • Attended, London School of Economics & Political Science, London, England
  • BS, Commercial Banking/Finance, University of South Alabama

Political Information

Known political history for Bill Hightower from Mobile, AL.

  • Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Alabama, District 1, 2020
  • Candidate, Governor of Alabama, 2018
  • Representative, Alabama State Senate, District 35, 2013-2018

Professions Information

Known professional history for Bill Hightower from Mobile, AL.

  • Former Employee, Balfour-Beatty
  • Former Employee, AlliedSignal
  • Former Employee, Emerson Electric
  • Former Employee, Eaton

Congressional Information

Known congressional history for Bill Hightower from Mobile, AL.

  • Former Member, Rules Committee, Alabama State Senate
  • Former Member, Local Legislation Mobile County Committee, Alabama State Senate
  • Former Member, Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee, Alabama State Senate
  • Former Member, Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee, Alabama State Senate
  • Former Member, County and Municipal Government Committee, Alabama State Senate
  • Former Member, Constitution, Ethics, and Elections Committee, Alabama State Senate
  • Former Member, Banking and Insurance Committee, Alabama State Senate
  • Former Member, Permanent Joint Legislative Committee on Finances and Budget, Alabama State Senate
  • Former Member, New National Veterans Cemetery Joint Legislative Committee, Alabama State Senate
  • Former Member, International Airport Permanent Legislative Committee, Alabama State Senate
  • Former Member, Housing Finance Authority Legislative Oversight Committee, Alabama State Senate

Organizations Information

Known organizational history for Bill Hightower from Mobile, AL.

  • Board member of JH Ranch, a Christian family camp
  • Board member of Bethany Christian Adoption Services
  • United Way Corporate Chairman
  • The National Prayer Breakfast
  • Counsel Member on the Alabama State Health Planning Counsel
  • American Legislative Exchange Council's Tax & Fiscal Policy Task Force
  • Lifetime Member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), with “A” rating as a legislator
  • Republican Executive Committees for Alabama and for Mobile County

Election History

Bill Hightower from Mobile, AL has participated in elections listed below in the state of Alabama.

Sponsored Bills

View legislative bills that Bill Hightower has sponsored.

SB 375
Taxation, individual and corporate tax structure revised, specific tax rate, reduction of rate under certain conditions, const. amend.
SB 367
Relating to state owned lands; to further provide for sale of state owned land and surplus state-owned land; to provide for inventory of state-owned lands, Secs. 9-15-70, 9-15-74, 9-15-75, 9-15-76, 9-15-80, 9-15-82, 9-15-83, 9-15-84, 41-4-18 am'd.
SB 303
Taxation, corporate income tax rate reduction trigger, Amendment 212, Constitution of Alabama of 1901, am'd, const. amend.
SB 302
Immigration, crime to aid or enable violation of immigration law, state, municipalities, or counties, Class C felony, Sec. 31-13-5 am'd.
SB 296
State government, public funds, jurisdiction of Board of Adjustment further provided for, use of state or public funds being paid toward any claim alleging sexual harassment or sexual assault prohibited, Sec. 41-9-62 am'd.
SB 293
Trailers, manufacturers and dealers, including boat trailers, add'l authorization to provide temporary license plates and registration certificates when sold out of state, Sec. 32-6-212 am'd.
SB 292
General appropriations bill to include expenses for public postsecondary education and public institutions of higher education, const. amend.
SB 187
Tax credits, exemptions, deductions, enacted in 2019 Reg. Sess., or thereafter, expiration within seven years from effective date, const. amend.
SB 127
Term limits, members of Senate and House of Representatives limited to three consecutive full terms, const. amend.
SJR 108
Republic of Korea, host of the 2018 XXIII Winter Olympic Games and XII Winter Paralympic Games, recognized
SJR 87
Pornography, public health crisis, recognized
SJR 60
U.S. Senator Doug Jones, disapproving the vote of, on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
SR 109
Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, condemning vote against
SR 59
Pregnancy care centers, contributions of, recognized
SR 51
Sexual Harassment, adopting Legislative Policy on

SB405
Tax credits, exemptions, deductions, enacted in 2019 Reg. Sess., or thereafter, expiration within five years from effective date, const. amend.
SB398
Elections, independent candidates, number of signatures on petition to qualify for ballot access lowered for special elections, Sec. 17-9-3 am'd.
SB321
Teachers' Retirement System and Employees' Retirement System, lump sum retirement option authorized, Alabama Pension Authority created, bond authority, Secs. 16-25-14, 16-25-21, 36-27-16, 36-27-24 am'd.
SB175
Taxation, sales and use tax, exemption from the sale of certain adaptive devises for the blind
SB145
Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act, state prohibited from discriminating against child care service providers based on religious beliefs, civil remedies
SB19
Motor vehicles, Marine Corps distinctive license plate, proof of service, form NA 13038 authorized, Sec. 32-6-640 am'd.
SB10
Manufacturers and dealers of boats, boat trailers, add'l authorization to provide temporary license plates and registration certificates, when sold out of state, Sec. 32-6-212 am'd.
SB8
Treasures and artifacts, cultural resources that are eligible for or listed in National Register of Historic Places, not Al. Register of Landmarks and Heritage, Sec. 41-9-291 am'd.

SB390
Taxation, sales and use tax, exemption from the sale of certain adaptive devises for the blind
SB353
Insurance premium finance companies, wind mitigation construction, authorized to finance, approval by Insurance Commissioner, Secs. 27-40-1, 27-40-8 am'd.
SB298
Insurance, Alabama Coastal Insurance Authority, create to provide affordable windstorm insurance in areas contiguous to Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay, Board of Directors, plan of operation and sale of bonds provided, commissioner authorized to require quarterly reports, authority authorized to assess policyholders of excess losses, Secs. 27-22B-1 to 27-22B-12, inclusive, added; Sec. 27-1-24 repealed
SB267
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster Settlements, creaton of authority by Legislature required to issue bonds for certain purposes, Alabama Strategic Investment Initiative, const. amend.
SB160
Gulf Coast Sand Restoration Trust Fund, created, administration by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, distribution of interest earned

SB390
Taxation, sales and use tax, exemption from the sale of certain adaptive devises for the blind
SB353
Insurance premium finance companies, wind mitigation construction, authorized to finance, approval by Insurance Commissioner, Secs. 27-40-1, 27-40-8 am'd.
SB298
Insurance, Alabama Coastal Insurance Authority, create to provide affordable windstorm insurance in areas contiguous to Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay, Board of Directors, plan of operation and sale of bonds provided, commissioner authorized to require quarterly reports, authority authorized to assess policyholders of excess losses, Secs. 27-22B-1 to 27-22B-12, inclusive, added; Sec. 27-1-24 repealed
SB267
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster Settlements, creaton of authority by Legislature required to issue bonds for certain purposes, Alabama Strategic Investment Initiative, const. amend.
SB160
Gulf Coast Sand Restoration Trust Fund, created, administration by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, distribution of interest earned

SB409
Taxation, individual and corporate tax structure revised, specific tax rate, reduction of rate under certain conditions, const. amend.
SB390
Insurance Underwriting Association, Board of Directors member selection, newly authorized insurers to become members, Sec. 27-1-24 am'd.
SB380
Secondary Metals Recyclers, information retained regarding purchases of metal property to include information for person delivering and person receiving consideration, vehicle and indentifying information, database requirements, Secs. 13A-8-30, 13A-8-31, 13A-8-31.2, am'd.
SB376
Veterans, discriminatory hiring practices prohibited, complaint and hearing by Department of Veterans' Affairs, Secs. 31-5-4, 31-5-7 am'd.
SB297
Mobile Co., 13th Judicial Circuit, additional circuit judge, conditioned on funding for compensation and benefits by county commission, election
SB282
Gulf Coast Sand Restoration Trust Fund, created, administration by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, distribution of interest earned
SB254
Insurance, allow owner of property, residential, and commercial, statewide to claim discount for structures retrofitted to resist storms, Secs. 27-31D-1, 27-31D-2, 27-31D-3 am'd.
SB225
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, settlement funds, priority disbursement to economic and environmental restoration projects in Mobile and Baldwin Counties
SB220
Energy efficiency projects, financing by local governments authorized, non ad valorem tax assessments, liens, bonds authorized, Property Insurance and Energy Reduction Act of Alabama
SB132
Open Meetings Act, meeting, definition, exclusion when two persons gather when no final decision is made, Sec. 36-25A-2 am'd.
SB122
General Fund Budget, line item established for Navigable Waters Dredging Fund
SB120
Motor vehicles, distinctive license plates, "In God We Trust" new category of tag created for any licensee
SB119
Legislative Fiscal Office, tax exemptions, annual report to Legislature of "tax expenditures" from exemptions
SB117
Taxation, tax deduction for taxpayers who made contributions to a catastrophe savings account, increase in state tax deduction, technical corrections to remove ambiguities, Homeowner's Insurance Catastrophic Event Planning Act, Secs. 40-18-311, 40-18-312 am'd.

SB57
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, distribution of funds from BP settlement, road and bridge projects in Baldwin and Mobile Counties, insurance reform
SB53
Alabama Legacy Trust Fund and Mobile and Baldwin County Settlement Trust Fund, created, distribution of payments and income, capital held in perpetual trust, const. amend.
SB45
General Fund Budget, line item established for Navigable Waters Dredging Fund
SB44
Crimes and offfenses, offering or accepting money or anything of value for an aborted fetus prohibited, criminal penalties
SB43
Taxation, individual and corporate tax structure revised, specific tax rate, reduction of rate under certain conditions, const. amend.

SB33
Crimes and offfenses, offering or accepting money or anything of value for an aborted fetus prohibited, criminal penalties
SB32
Gulf Coast Sand Restoration Trust Fund, created, administration by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, distribution of interest earned
SB31
Catastrophic events, funds received by state for damages directed to affected counties and the Alabama Trust Fund, const. amend.
SB30
Legacy Trust Fund, estab., proceeds from settlements other than Deepwater Horizon, Coastal County Trust Fund, estab. proceeds from Deepwater Horizon settlement, distrib. to Mobile and Baldwin Counties, Alabama Trust Fund board to administer use of proceeds, const. amend.
SB29
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, distribution of funds from BP settlement, road and bridge projects in Baldwin and Mobile Counties, insurance reform

SB443
Public K-12 Education, moratorium on further adoption of common core until 1/1/17, local board of education may opt out and use alternative curriculum, advisory commission created
SB425
Student data, use of by providers of cloud computing service
SB421
Crime Victims Compensation Commission, definition of funeral expenses and work loss, payments to victims, administrative expense of commission, Secs. 15-23-3, 15-23-5, 15-23-15 am'd.
SB420
Schools, nonpublic K-12 schools, autonomy of clarified, Secs. 16-28-1, 16-28-5, 16-28-7 repealed
SB417
Health care workers, infected health care workers, add Hepatitis C infection to definition of, Secs. 22-11A-60, 22-11A-61, 22-11A-62, 22-11A-63, 22-11A-66, 22-11A-67, 22-11A-73 am'd.
SB401
Tobacco products, definitions revised, archaic language removed, invoices, penalties, Sec. 40-25-16.1 added; Secs. 40-25-1, 40-25-2, 40-25-4, 40-25-7, 40-25-8, 40-25-9, 40-25-13, 40-25-20, 40-2A-10 am'd.
SB380
Common Core Curriculum Standards, terminated, prior courses of study to be implemented
SB374
Legislature, elections, vacancy in office of senator or representative, Governor to fill vacancy if it occurs after the last day of third regular session in any quadrennium, Sec. 17-15-1 am'd.
SB372
Legislature, fill vacant position in certain circumstances, Section 46 (Section 46, Recompiled Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended) am'd., const. amend.
SB354
Disorderly conduct, definition revised, carrying a pistol in a vehicle without a pistol permit, authorized, discretion of sheriff in concealed pistol licensing eliminated under certain conditions, certain provisions of concealed pistol licensing revised, Secs. 13A-11-7, 13A-11-73, 13A-11-74, 13A-11-75 am'd.
SB343
Taxation, tax deduction for taxpayers who made contributions to a catastrophe savings account, increase in state tax deduction, technical corrections to remove ambiguities, Homeowner's Insurance Catastrophic Event Planning Act, Secs. 40-18-311, 40-18-312 am'd.
SB298
Charitable food donation, immunity for expanded to include foods prepared by a restaurant or food service establishment, Sec. 20-1-6 am'd.
SB297
Sex offenders, convicted of crime with a minor, prohibited within 500 feet of public school K-12 property during instructional hours, Class C felony, Sec. 15-20A-17 am'd.
SB254
Homeowners insurance, counties contiguous to Mobile Bay and Gulf of Mexico, credits against insurance premium taxes for private property carriers who write coverage in Zones 1, 2, 3, and 4, geographic areas covered by Alabama Insurance Underwriting Association, Sec. 27-1-24.1 am'd.
SB249
Professional Bondsman, certification and examination of required, continuing education required, fees, disbursement of fees, suspension
SB225
Voter registration, board of registrars, prohibited time of registering any person as a qualified elector extended from 10 to 17 days prior to election, probate judge required to print voter list within 10 days of an election, Sec. 17-3-50, 17-4-2 am'd.
SB222
Legislature, members, required to be tested if reasonable suspicion person might be using controlled substances, Section 47 (Section 47, Recompiled Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended), am'd., const. amend.
SB207
Municipalities, business license tax on residential rental property, levy on per unit basis prohibited, Sec. 11-51-90.3 added
SB194
Criminal procedure, new classes of capital offense, reduce appeal time, Fair Justice Act
SB193
Criminal procedure, new classes of capital offense, Secs. 13A-5-40, 13A-5-49 am'd.
SB190
Grandparents, visitation with grandchildren, petition procedure and burden of proof established, Sec. 30-3-4.1 repealed
SB173
Government disclosure of certain information regarding purchase of property by state or local government
SB163
Airbag fraud, crime created, penalties, enhanced penalties for physical injury, Sec. 13A-11-270 am'd, Sec. 13A-11-271 repealed
SB162
Property, Alabama Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act, created
SB161
Public works, Fair and Open Competition in Governmental Construction Act, public agencies prohibited from entering contracts and making certain awards based on collective bargaining agreements, certain terms prohibited in certain documents, exemptions
SB159
Cottage food production operations, baked goods, exempt from obtaining food service permit from health department, labeling of baked goods, other food items, food safety course required
SB153
Term limits, members of Senate and House of Representatives limited to three consecutive full terms, const. amend.
SB126
University of South Alabama, board of trustees, members, term decreased, chair pro tempore authorized to call special meetings, Secs. 16-55-2, 16-55-5, 16-55-6 am'd.
SB86
Motor vehicle license tags, renewals, additional time for deployed military, Sec. 32-6-65 am'd.
SB85
Veterans benefits, dependents, postsecondary education, scholarships, requirement for veteran's service to have been during war or hazardous duty, limited to undergraduate study, deleted, Sec. 31-6-11 am'd.
SB63
Human Resources Department, public assistance, drug testing for applicants and recipients required upon reasonable suspicion, ineligibility under certain conditions, department to implement, rulemaking authority
SB62
Fair Ballot Commission created, membership and terms provided for, require Secretary of State provide explanation of measures and post on website, Alabama Informed Voter Act created
SB59
Finance Department, Division of Purchasing, authorized to purchase personal property from vendors not on statewide contract under certain conditions, exemption, Sec. 41-4-110 am'd.
SB58
Alabama Open Meetings Act, members of governmental bodies may participate in meetings and deliberation electronically
SB18
Schools, allow school district to educate students about traditional winter celebrations and offer traditional greetings
SB16
State agencies, Sunset bills, omnibus bill for agencies continued without modification, Sec. 41-20-11 am'd.

SB475
Class 2 municipalities (Mobile), zoning board of adjustment, members increased to same as number of members of council, member of concurring votes provided for
SB464
Individuals with disabilities, promotion of employment by state programs and services, Alabama Employment First Initiative Act
SB462
Licenses and Licensing, Conservation and Natural Resources Department, fishing, net, or seine permit transferable under certain circumstances, including physical hardship, Sec. 9-12-113 am'd.
SB432
Gambling crimes, enhanced penalties for promoting gambling, conspiracy to promote gambling, possession of a gambling device, Secs. 13A-12-22, 13A-12-23, 13A-12-27 am'd.
SB392
Monetary Settlement, oil spill- Deep Water Horizon, use of settlement to repay Alabama Trust Fund and Rainy Day account, prohibited, deposit into General Fund

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