Darrio grew up right in the heart of District 23, in Selma's GW Carver homes, in a tight-knit family with his mother, grandmother, and sister, Joi. His family, coaches, and teachers taught him about the importance of community, especially in the loss of his sister, so Darrio always knew Selma would be his home.
That emphasis on community is why Darrio moved back to the Black Belt after he graduated college and earned his master's degree. He married his high school sweetheart, Christi, and they came home so they could raise their two children in the community they've always been proud to call home.
Darrio was elected to two terms in the Alabama House of Representatives, earning the title of 2013 Legislator of the Year for his ability to get results for Dallas and Perry counties. During his time in the Legislature, he sponsored numerous voting rights bills and spearheaded the effort to raise the minimum wage and expand Medicaid.
In 2016, Selma called Darrio home from Montgomery, electing him to lead as Mayor. Now, he's ready to roll up his sleeves and work for the larger community in the State Senate, where Democrats desperately need fighters to lift our voices and push for what's right.
Known educational history for Darrio Melton from Selma, AL.
- PhD, Religious Studies, Saint Thomas University, 2007-2010
- MDiv, Black Church Studies, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 2004
- BS, University of Alabama Birmingham, 2001
Known political history for Darrio Melton from Selma, AL.
- Representative, Alabama State House of Representatives, 2010-present
Known professional history for Darrio Melton from Selma, AL.
- Constituent Service Representative, Representative Arthur Davis, United States House of Representatives, 2004-present
- Adjunct Instructor, Wallace Community College of Selma
- Associate Pastor/Church Administrator, Tabernacle of Praise Church
Known congressional history for Darrio Melton from Selma, AL.
- Former Member, State Government Committee, Alabama State House of Representatives
- Former Member, Economic Development and Tourism Committee, Alabama State House of Representatives
- Former Member, Boards, Agencies and Commissions Committee, Alabama State House of Representatives
Known organizational history for Darrio Melton from Selma, AL.
- Member/associate pastor, Tabernacle of Praise Church, present
- Board Member, Voices for Alabama Children
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