Danny Garrett

Updated: August 07, 2022 at 12:13 PM CST

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Who is Danny Garrett?
Danny Garrett

J. Daniel “Danny” Garrett, candidate for the Alabama House of Representatives District 44, is an experienced and successful businessman with more than 32 years of business experience; most of that time spent in executive leadership positions. A true conservative Republican, Garrett is a member of the Executive Committee of the Jefferson County Republican Party. He is committed to maximizing opportunities for jobs, economic development and education within District 44, while protecting our traditional values and way of life.

Garrett earned two degrees from the University of Alabama: a Bachelor degree in Commerce and Business Administration (Accounting, cum laude) in 1980, and a Master of Tax Accounting degree in 1981. In 1983, he passed the Certified Public Accountants examination. During his 32 years of local, national and international business experience, he served mostly in executive management positions in manufacturing industries. Garrett served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer for companies with revenue ranging from $150 million to $1.5 billion, including Birmingham Steel Corporation, North American Bus Industries and Progress Rail Services. His experience includes strategic planning, investor relations, U.S. and international banking, investment banking, accounting, finance, treasury, merger and acquisition negotiations, budgeting, change management, information technology and human resources. Garrett has also been involved in obtaining anti-dumping judgments against foreign producers. Since 2009, he has served in his current role as Chief Financial Officer for Vulcan Steel Products.

Garrett is a member of the Culverhouse College of Commerce Board of Visitors at the University of Alabama and the Advisory Board for the Alabama Productivity Center, an organization which assists manufacturing companies across the state of Alabama. He is a member of the Culverhouse Commerce Executives Society and serves as a Mentor in a program designed for the professional development of undergraduate business students. Garrett is a founding board member of Independence Place, an organization which meets the needs of young adults with exceptional needs. A believer in the importance of education, Garrett also serves as Vice President of the Trussville City Schools Board of Education.

Garrett has long been active in Trussville community and civic affairs, and is a member of the First Baptist Church of Trussville, where he serves as a Deacon. At First Baptist, he has provided exceptional leadership as chairman of Deacons, Finance Committee and the Personnel Committee. For the past 15 years, he and his wife have taught Sunday School to high school seniors. A former bi-vocational church staff member, Garrett was a charter member of Clearview Baptist Church in Clay, where he served as the church’s first music director.

Garrett, 56, has lived in District 44 for almost his entire life. He was raised in Center Point and graduated from E.B. Erwin High School in 1976. He is married to Carol Sisson Garrett, from Haleyville and they are the parents of: Jake, 26; John, 23; and Nick, 18. The Garrett’s lived in Clay for seven years and in Trussville for the past 24 years.

Combining 32 years of business successes, proven leadership and negotiation skills, an extensive network of professional contacts throughout the state, along with strong commitment to his faith and his family and love for his community, make Danny Garrett uniquely qualified to represent the people of District 44. He will bring a conservative, common sense, pro-business, fiscally responsible perspective to the state legislature and will work to protect our state from intrusion and interference by the federal government upon the rights and liberties of the citizens of Alabama.

Status: Alabama State Representative for District 44
Party: Republican
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Birthday: October 11, 1957 65

Contact Information

Known contact information for Danny Garrett from Trussville, AL.

  • 11 South Union Street, Suite 410-A
    Montgomery, AL 36130-2950
  • Phone: 334-261-0535
  • Official Email: [email protected]

Education Information

Known educational history for Danny Garrett from Trussville, AL.

  • MA, Tax Accounting, University of Alabama, 1981
  • BS, Commerce and Business Administration, University of Alabama, 1980

Political Information

Known political history for Danny Garrett from Trussville, AL.

  • Candidate, Alabama State House of representatives, District 44, 2022
  • Representative, Alabama State House of Representatives, District 44, 2014-present
  • Staff Tax Accountant, Ernst & Young, 1981-1983

Professions Information

Known professional history for Danny Garrett from Trussville, AL.

  • Chief Financial Officer, Signature Homes, 2016-2018
  • Chief Financial Officer, Vulcan Steel Products, 2009-2016
  • President/Chief Financial Officer, Summit Products, Limited Liability Company, 2007-2009
  • Chief Financial Officer/Chief Executive Officer, Progress Rail Services, 2005-2007
  • Chief Financial Officer/Chief Executive Officer, North American Bus Industries, 2003-2005
  • Chief Financial Officer/Chief Executive Officer, Birmingham Steel Corporation, 1986-2002
  • Tax Analyst, Sonat Incorporated, 1983-1986
  • Vice-President, Trussville City School Board of Education

Congressional Information

Known congressional history for Danny Garrett from Trussville, AL.

  • Former Member, Joint Committee on Public Pensions, Alabama State House of Representatives
  • Former Member, Commerce and Small Business Committee, Alabama State House of Representatives
  • Former Member, Information Technology Permanent Legislative Oversight Committee, Alabama State House of Representatives

Organizations Information

Known organizational history for Danny Garrett from Trussville, AL.

  • Member, Trussville Rotary Club, present
  • Advisory Board, the Alabama Productivity Center
  • Chairman of Deacons, Finance Committee/the Personnel Committee, First Baptist Church of Trussville
  • Charter Member/Music Director, Clearview Baptist Church in Clay
  • Deacon, First Baptist Church of Trussville
  • Executive Committee, Jefferson County Republican Party
  • Founding Member, Independence Place
  • Member, University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce Board of Visitors
  • Member, Advisory Board of the Alabama Productivity Center
  • Member, Culverhouse Commerce Executives Society
  • Member/Supporter, Local Chambers of Commerce
  • Mentor, program designed for the professional development of undergraduate business students
  • Teacher, Sunday School

Election History

Danny Garrett from Trussville, AL has participated in elections listed below in the state of Alabama.

Sponsored Bills

View legislative bills that Danny Garrett has sponsored.

HB515
Retirement Systems, Tier II members of Employees' Retirement System or Teachers' Retirement System who begin participation on or after October 1, 2022, with at least 30 years of service, to receive annual automatic cola adjustment
HB456
State Treasury, Education Trust Fund Debt Service Sinking Fund, created, administration and uses, provided
HB447
State Public Health Emergency, county health officer to obtain written approval from State Health Officer before issuing order addressing pandemic
HB275
Home inspectors, limitations period or liability, provided, Sec. 34-14B-11 added; Sec. 34-14B-3 am'd.
HB267
Appropriations, school systems, colleges and universities and other entities, supplemental appropriations for fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, from the Education Trust Fund Advancement and Technology
HB211
Finance Dept., Chief Procurement Officer, powers and duties further provided, Rehabilitation Services Dept., exempt, Secs. 41-4-122, 41-4-126, 41-4-132, 41-4-133, 41-4-171 am'd.
HB142
Talladega College, appropriation
HB141
Lyman Ward Military Academy, appropriation
HB140
Tuskegee University, appropriation
HB139
Appropriations, supplemental appropriations for fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, from the Education Trust Fund Advancement and Technology Fund to various school systems and colleges and universities, and other entities
HB138
Supplemental appropriation, from Education Trust Fund to various agencies and entities for fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, Act 2021-342, 2021 Reg. Sess., am'd.
HB137
Teachers' Retirement System, retirees and beneficiaries, one-time lump sum funded payment based on years of service, payment in fiscal year 2022
HB136
Teachers and other public education employees, including K-12, postsecondary education, and AIDB, salary increase
HB135
Education budget, appropriations for the support, maintenance, and development of public education
HB122
Railroads, prohibitions on blocking of emergency vehicles at grade crossings, provided
HB121
Counties and municipalities, investment of certain funds in commercial paper and banker's acceptances, authorized under certain conditions, Sec. 11-81-21 am'd.
HB85
Public deposits, Security for Alabama Funds Enhancement (SAFE) Program board, to allow for virutal meetings, Sec. 41-14A-6 am'd.
HB84
Alabama Trust Fund, virtual meetings, provided for, operation of board provided for, Sec. 36-17-21 added.
HB83
Education, Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Program board, may meet electronically, Sec. 16-33C-4.1 am'd.
HB82
Small Business Relief and Revitalization Act of 2022, cancellation of indebtedness income exempt from income tax, financial institution excise tax and corporate income tax due date extension, certain business tangible personal property ad valorem tax exemption, deposit of certified funds with Revenue in lieu of one-time surety bond for licensure, average monthly sales tax liability for estimated payments increased, Secs. 40-16-3.1, 40-18-39.1 added; Secs. 40-9-1, 40-23-6, 40-23-6.1, 40-23-7 am'd.
HB81
Trussville, city board of education, tax district in Jefferson County, ad valorem tax rate increase, referendum

HB626
To exempt state, county, and municipal sales and use tax from the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center
HB625
Taxation, Community Foundation of South Alabama, Community Foundation of West Alabama, Black Belt Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville, Community Foundation of Greater Decatur, Limestone Area Community Foundation, Central Alabama Community Foundation, Autauga Area Community Foundation, Elmore County Community Foundation, Southeast Alabama Community Foundation, Community Foundation of East Alabama, and Walker Area Community Foundation exempt from state, county, and municipal sale and use taxes
HB598
Education, Community College System, board of trustees, Governor to appoint one additional trustee from the private sector with background in either industrial training or human resources, Sec. 16-60-111 am'd.
HB590
Jefferson Co., ad valorem taxes, senior property tax appraisal, person 70 or older, valuation frozen under certain conditions, const. amend.
HB534
Athletic Commission, regulatory act renamed, authority over unarmed combat provided, certain medical and competition guidelines exempted from Administrative Procedure Act, fines for violations of rules and guidelines limited in amount, procedural process for handling violations revised, Secs. 41-9-1020, 41-9-1021, 41-9-1023, 41-9-1024, 41-9-1037, 41-9-1038 am'd.
HB515
Trussville, city board of education, tax district in Jefferson County, ad valorem tax rate increase, referendum
HB507
Absentee voting, absentee election, co. commission authorized to designate additional places and offices for absentee voting purposes, provisions for, Sec. 17-11-2 am'd.
HB488
Ad valorem tax on real property, senior property tax appraisal for persons age 70 or older on principal residence used for 10 years, appraisal value frozen on immediate prior year, exceptions, rules by Revenue Dept.
HB475
Financial transactions, contingencies provided if the London Interbank Offered Rate is discontinued, Secs. 5-28-1 to 5-28-5, inclusive, added
HB473
Commerce, Alabama Rural and Agribusiness Jobs Act
HB445
Crimes and offenses, crimes of riot and inciting to riot, harassment, and assault II, amended, crimes of assault against a first responder, aggravated riot, and unlawful traffic interference, created, mandatory holding period for certain violations, provided, mandatory incarceration period for certain violations, provided, exceptions to sovereign immunity, further provided, restrictions on distribution of revenue to defunding jurisdictions, provided, Secs. 13A-11-3.1, 13A-11-5.1, 13A-11-8.1 added; Secs. 12-25-32, 13A-6-21, 13A-6-132, 13A-11-1, 13A-11-3, 13A-11-4, 13A-11-8, 13A-11-70, 15-13-2, 36-1-12, 36-2-1 am'd.
HB409
Elections, absentee ballots, county commission authorized to select locations for receiving absentee ballots
HB407
State Seal of Biliteracy, established, recognizing graduates with the proficiency in English and at least one world language, including American sign language
HB405
Criminal code, offenses against public order, firearms, concealed pistols, concealed carry permit, constitutional carry, pistol permits, Secs. 9-11-304, 13A-11-52, 13A-11-71, 13A-11-73, 13A-11-74 repealed; Secs. 13A-11-7, 13A-11-50, 13A-11-55, 13A-11-61.2, 13A-11-62, 13A-11-75, 13A-11-85, 13A-11-90 am'd.
HB402
Optometrists, practice of optometry defined, Board of Optometry to regulate, Secs. 20-2-2, 34-22-1 am'd.
HB401
Home inspectors, limitations period or liability, provided, Sec. 34-14B-11 added; Sec. 34-14B-3 am'd.
HB394
Criminal procedure, asset forfeiture for drug offenses provided, Alabama Criminal Forfeiture Process Act, Secs. 20-2-93 repealed
HB392
Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Obligation Transparency, created, membership, compensation, powers, and duties, provided
HB391
Schools, public K-12, athletic events allowing competition by one biological gender against another prohibited unless the event specifically includes both genders
HB388
Elections, requires implementation date of any legislation affecting conduct of general election to be at least six months before general election, const. amend.
HB361
Corrections Dept., inmates being released, application for nondriver identification authorized, Sec. 14-10-1 am'd.
HB338
Building Exceptional School Board Team Act (BEST), provides further for boardsmanship standards, training, and discipline of local bd. of education members, Sec. 16-1-41.1 repealed; Secs. 16-8-1, 16-11-2 am'd.
HB336
State Textbook Committee, publishers permitted to provide standards correlation evidence to State Dept. of Education, State Superintendent of Education to convene other instructional materials review committees to review and rate materials and to establish evaluation criteria, Secs. 16-36-60, 16-36-60.1, 16-36-65 am'd.
HB281
Income tax, historic structures, qualified rehabilitation, tax credits extended to 2029, admin. by Historical Commission, Secs. 40-9F-33, 40-9F-36 am'd.
HB244
Taxation, Alabama Innovation Act, tax credit for qualified research expenses, provided, Secs. 40-18-470 to 40-18-475, inclusive, added.
HB243
Taxation, individual income tax, income tax deduction up to five thousand dollars per annum for contributions made to Alabama Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) savings account, Sec. 40-18-15.8 added
HB194
Jefferson Co., Birmingham Cemetery Bd., appointment of chair further provided for, Sec. 45-37-30 am'd.
HB174
World Games, TWG 2021 Birmingham Foundation, exempt from sales and use, ad valorem, and other taxes, Sec. 40-9-26.2 added
HB172
State purchasing, collection of data by Secretary of State as Chief Procurement Officer, Sec. 41-4-177.10 added
HB171
State government, Office of Chief Procurement Officer, established, Division of Purchasing within the Dept. of Finance, abolished, Secs. 41-4-110 to 41-4-161, inclusive, 41-16-20 to 41-16-32, incl., 41-16-70 to 41-16-79, incl., repealed; Secs. 41-4-110 to 41-4-116, incl., 41-4-120 to 41-4-151, incl., 41-4-155, 41-4-160 to 41-4-168, incl., 41-4-170 to 41-4-178, incl., added; Sec. 41-4-66, 41-16-50 am'd.
HB170
Taxation, certain tax credits, advance refunds, and other economic relief payments under the CARES Act excluded from income taxation, Alabama Taxpayer Stimulus Freedom Act of 2021, Sec. 40-27-1 am'd.
HB169
Labor Dept., definitions and references to Secretary of Labor updated in AL Surface Mining Act of 1969, departmental employee in lieu of registered forester to perform inspections, amount of fed funds retained in Special Abandoned Mine Reclamation Trust Fund increased, unemployment compensation language conformed and exclusivity of certain procedures specified, Secs. 25-4-59, 25-4-153 added; Secs. 9-16-2, 9-16-8, 9-16-135, 25-4-72 am'd.
HB168
State Public Health Emergency, county health officer to obtain written approval from State Health Officer before issuing order addressing pandemic

HB449
World Games, TWG 2021 Birmingham Foundation, exempt from sales and use, ad valorem, and other taxes, Sec. 40-9-26.2 added
HB353
Corporate income tax rate and financial institution excise tax rate, decreased, apportionment factor for corporate income tax rates revised, State income tax decoupled from fed. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, electing pass-through entities, taxed at entity level, Ala. Business Tax Competitiveness Act, Secs. 40-16-1.2, 40-16-4, 40-18-31, 40-18-34, 40-18-35, 40-27-1 am'd.
HB352
Taxation, income tax rate for corporations further provided for, Alabama Business Tax Competitiveness Act, const. amend
HB351
Labor Dept., definitions and references to Secretary of Labor updated in AL Surface Mining Act of 1969, departmental employee in lieu of registered forester to perform inspections, amount of fed funds retained in Special Abandoned Mine Reclamation Trust Fund increased, unemployment compensation language conformed and exclusivity of certain procedures specified, Secs. 25-4-59, 25-4-153 added; Secs. 9-16-2, 9-16-8, 9-16-135, 25-4-72 am'd.
HB350
Finance Dept., Comptroller, authorize to issue payment to a vendor when payment is certified as valid but barred by passage of time, Sec. 41-4-50 am'd.
HB278
Unemployment compensation, language relating to benefit years beginning on or afterJuly 2, 2006, confirmed, Secs. 25-4-59, 25-4-153 added; Secs. 25-4-72 am'd.
HB239
State government, Office of Chief Procurement Officer, established, Division of Purchasing within the Dept. of Finance, eliminated, Secs. 41-4-110 to 41-4-161, inclusive, repealed; Secs. 41-4-110A to 41-4-116A, incl., 41-4-120A to 41-4-151A, incl., 41-4-155A, 41-4-160A to 41-4-168A, incl., 41-4-170 to 41-4-178A, incl., added; Sec. 41-4-66 am'd.
HB 197
Optometrists, practice of optometry defined, Board of Optometry to regulate, Secs. 20-2-2, 34-22-1 am'd.
HB 195
Commerce, Alabama Rural and Agribusiness Jobs Act
HB 109
Taxation, Alabama Innovation Act, tax credit for qualified research expenses, provided, Secs. 40-18-470 to 40-18-475, inclusive, added.

HB 617
Alabama Athletic Commission, regulation of bare knuckle boxing added, membership of medical advisory panel revised, drug testing of competitors expanded, temporary license provided, Secs. 41-9-1021, 41-9-1023, 41-9-1024, 41-9-1027, 41-9-1028, 41-9-1029, 41-9-1030, 41-9-1031, 41-9-1032, 41-9-1033, 41-9-1034, 41-9-1035, 41-9-1036, 41-9-1037, 41-9-1038 am'd.
HB 552
Corporate Income Tax, allow taxpayer who is part of a controlled group to factor that controlled group in computing deduction limitations, Sec. 40-18-39.1 added.
HB 475
Commerce, Alabama Rural and Agribusiness Jobs Act
HB 434
Trussville, corp. limits alt.
HB 364
Unemployment benefits, maximum amount paid to an individual revised contingent on the state's average unemployment rate, maximum weekly benefits revised, terms of losing benefits due to disqualification, Secs. 25-4-72, 25-4-74, 25-4-78 am'd.
HB 313
Alabama Genetic Counselor Act, Board of Genetic Counseling created to license genetic counselors, powers of board, qualifications for licensure, exemptions from licensure provided, funding, and penalties for violations
HB 291
Education, local boards of education to allow released time for religious education off campus for elective credit, Alabama Released Time Credit Act
HB 258
Deferred presentment transactions, term set at 30 days, Sec. 5-18A-13 amd.
HB 150
Education, State Board of Edu., membership, limit of service to two terms, exceptions, Sec. 16-3-1 am'd.
HB 149
Rebuild Alabama Act, amended to sunset the automatic indexing of the gasoline and disesel fuel tax after a specified time frame, Act 2019-2 am'd.
HB 148
State agencies, contracts, subject to review by the Contract Reveiw Permanent Legislative Oversight Committee, prohibited from contracting with a person otherwise required to register as a lobbyist as an advisor to the state agency

HB 240
University of Alabama, Board of Trustees, congressional districts for membership as constituted on 1/1/2018, State Superintendent of Education removed from membership, age restriction of 70 deleted, Section 264 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, am'd, const. amend.
HB 164
Tax Exemption Reform Act, united appeal fund entities and supported charities, grace period to obtain or renew certificate of exemption from Dept. of Revenue provided through Sept. 30, 2018, Sec. 40-9-12.1added

HB535
Checks, deferred presentment, regulation by Banking Dept., renewals, repayment plans further authorized, licensees to notify customer of installment loans, Secs. 5-18A-2, 5-18A-3, 5-18A-12, 5-18A-13 am'd.
HB469
Trussville, corp. limits alt.
HB242
Workers' compensation, exemptions, persons exempted, Sec. 25-5-50 am'd.

HB297
Banks and Banking, deferred presentment services further regulated, Secs. 5-18A-3, 5-18A-12, 5-18A-13 am'd.
HB296
Deferred Presentment Services Act repealed, short-term cash advance loans, prohibited, Secs. 5-18A-1 to 5-18A-22, inclusive, repealed
HB286
Jefferson Co., ad valorem tax, special school district add'l tax, procedures for levy, use for public school purposes in district where levied, const. amend.
HB224
Taxation, tax credits for certain capital contributions to small businesses in Alabama, established, Dept. of Commerce to administer, Alabama Small Business Investment Company Act
HB101
Motor Vehicles, dump trucks, operation with bed raised prohibited, penalties
HB68
Lobbying, executive branch, prohibited from contracting lobbyists

HB297
Banks and Banking, deferred presentment services further regulated, Secs. 5-18A-3, 5-18A-12, 5-18A-13 am'd.
HB296
Deferred Presentment Services Act repealed, short-term cash advance loans, prohibited, Secs. 5-18A-1 to 5-18A-22, inclusive, repealed
HB286
Jefferson Co., ad valorem tax, special school district add'l tax, procedures for levy, use for public school purposes in district where levied, const. amend.
HB224
Taxation, tax credits for certain capital contributions to small businesses in Alabama, established, Dept. of Commerce to administer, Alabama Small Business Investment Company Act
HB101
Motor Vehicles, dump trucks, operation with bed raised prohibited, penalties
HB68
Lobbying, executive branch, prohibited from contracting lobbyists

HB604
Elections, prohibit gambling interest or person or agent on behalf of a gambling interest from contributing money or a thing of value to any candidate for public office in this state, Sec. 17-5-15.2 added
HB531
Payday loans, transactions to be repaid over a three-month period, prohibit extensions, Secs. 5-18A-2, 5-18A-12, 5-18A-13 am'd.
HB380
Civil immunity, provided to response action contractors responding to hazardous materials discharged, civil immunity to responders to oil spills, includes gasoline spills, Secs. 6-5-332.1, 6-5-332.2 am'd.
HB289
Rescue Squads, Alabama Association of, tax exemptions, Sec. 40-9-13 am'd.
HB97
Tax credit, income tax credit for expenses of school supplies for eligible educators

HB55
Elections, prohibit gambling interest or person or agent on behalf of a gambling interest from contributing money or a thing of value to any candidate for public office in this state, Sec. 17-5-15.2 added

HB19
Lobbying, state agencies may not contract for lobbying service

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