Debbie Wood

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

General Information

Who is Debbie Wood?
Debbie Wood

Alabama native Debbie Hamby Wood was born in Valley, attended Beulah High School and Southern Union State Community College, and recently completed a Bachelor’s degree at Faulkner University. Since 2000, Wood has been a small businesswoman, owning and operating Century 21 Wood Real Estate in Valley. Beginning in 2002, she served four terms as the District 6 Representative on the Chambers County Commission, and was the first female to serve as Commission Chair. In 2014 she was honored to serve as President of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama. Following that year of service to Alabama, Debbie was appointed to serve as a representative to the National Association of County Officials Board in Washington D.C. In 2018 she was elected to the Alabama House to represent District 38, and is currently seeking reelection to her second term in the House. For the 2019-2020 Legislative session she served on the House County and Municipal Government Committee, Lee County Legislation Committee, Ways and Means Education Committee, and the Urban and Rural Development Committee.

In 2015 Debbie was diagnosed with breast cancer, and following successful treatment has now been cancer-free for six years. She continues to be a vocal advocate for early detection and screening, as well as for post-treatment support for breast cancer survivors.

Debbie is focused on bringing positive change to her District and the state, and works to make Alabama a better place for her children and grandchildren. One of her favorite sayings is “You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.” Through her activism and advocacy, her local involvement and now as a Representative, Debbie Wood is working to make life in Alabama better for all of us.

She and her husband of 30+ years, Bobby, live in Valley. The couple have two children and three grandchildren, and attend Langdale United Methodist Church.

Status: Alabama State Representative for District 38
Party: Republican
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Contact Information

Known contact information for Debbie Wood from Valley, AL.

  • 11 South Union Street, Suite 527-C
    Montgomery, AL 36104
  • Phone: 334-261-0532
  • Official Email: [email protected]

Education Information

Known educational history for Debbie Wood from Valley, AL.

  • Attended, Avery Yarbrough School of Real Estate
  • Attended, Southern Union State Community College
  • Graduate, Alabama Local Government Training Institute Graduate, Auburn University

Political Information

Known political history for Debbie Wood from Valley, AL.

  • Representative, Alabama State House of Representatives, District 38, 2018-present
  • Candidate, Alabama State House of Representatives, District 38, 2018
  • Commissioner, Chambers County Commission, District 6, 2002-2018

Professions Information

Known professional history for Debbie Wood from Valley, AL.

  • Broker/Owner, Century 21 Wood Real Estate, 2000-present
  • Sales Associate, Valley Realty, 1993-2000
  • Chair, Association of County Commissions of Alabama Legislative Committee
  • President, Association of County Commissions of Alabama Workman's Compensation Board
  • Representative, National Association of County Officials Board

Organizations Information

Known organizational history for Debbie Wood from Valley, AL.

  • Member, National Association of Counties, present
  • Member, Chambers County Commission, 2002-2018
  • Celebrate Recovery Ministry Leader, Langdale United Methodist Church
  • Former President, Alabama Association County Commissioners
  • Liaison, Chambers County Development Authority
  • Member, City of Valley Dilapidated Homes Committee
  • Member, Auburn University GEDI Board
  • Member, Crime Stoppers Board
  • Member, Friends of Drug Court
  • Member/Volunteer, Red Cross Board
  • President, Chambers County Board of Realtors
  • President, Chamber of Commerce
  • Sunday School teacher, Langdale United Methodist Church
  • Volunteer, Bread Basket

Election History

Debbie Wood from Valley, AL has participated in elections listed below in the state of Alabama.

Sponsored Bills

View legislative bills that Debbie Wood has sponsored.

Relating to Chambers County; to further provide for the expense allowance and salary of the Revenue Commissioner of Chambers County.
Relating to health care facilities; to add Section 22-21-437 to the Code of Alabama 1975; to require health care facilities to adopt certain visitation policies; to provide that patients have a right to certain visitation; to allow patients to designate an essential caregiver and to guarantee that caregiver certain visitation rights; to prohibit a health care facility from adopting a visitation policy that is more stringent than certain employee policies; to prohibit a health care facility from requiring visitors to show proof of vaccination or from prohibiting consensual physical contact between visitors and patients; to provide for the circumstances in which patients may not be denied visitors who are not essential caregivers; to require health care facilities to provide visitation policies to the Department of Public Health; to require the Department of Public Health to develop a mechanism for complaints; to provide certain immunity from liability in certain circumstances; and to repeal Sections 22-21-430 through 22-21-436, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to hospital visitation during a public health emergency.
Relating to health care; to prohibit discrimination against an individual with a disability in receiving an anatomical gift or organ transplant based on his or her disability; and to require health care providers and organ transplant centers to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability in medical need of an anatomical gift or organ transplant.
Relating to motor vehicles and traffic; to amend Sections 11-49-4, 32-5A-173, and 32-5A-176, Code of Alabama 1975; to prohibit a municipality from setting speed limits on county-maintained streets within its corporate limits; and to make nonsubstantive, technical revisions to update the existing code language to current style.
Relating to taxation; to amend Section 40-18-140, Code of Alabama 1975, to provide an income tax refund check-off for a contribution to the State Parks Division of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Department of Mental Health, or the Alabama Medicaid Agency.

Homestead exemptions, income threshold for resident taxpayer over 65 years of age increased, Sec. 9-18-19 am'd.
Taxation, check-off contribution to State Park Division of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Department of Mental Health or the Alabama Medicaid Agency, Sec. 40-18-140 am'd.
Taxation, check-off contribution to State Park Division of the Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, Dept. of Mental Health or the Alabama Medicaid Agency, Sec. 40-18-140 am'd.
Health care, practice of midwifery, scope of licensed practice further provided for, Sec. 34-19-14 am'd.
Education, public K-12, establishing a program of advance enrollment for children of military families
Chambers Co., ad valorem tax, levy of addional 6 mills for education and county roads, extension of existing tax for 20 years, referendum
Elections, prefilling of any field on voter registration application or absentee ballot application, prohibited, criminal penalties for violations imposed, Secs. 17-3-54, 17-11-4 am'd.

Education, Education Savings Account program, created, allow parents to use funds allocated to their child at their resident school district for an education program
Pubic safety, emergency telephone service, procedure for responding to emergency calls by 911 operator, further provided, reasonable alternative method for responding under certain circumstances, required, Sec. 11-98-11 am'd.
Time; to adopt Daylight Savings Time statewide if Congress amends Federal law to allow it.
Income tax credits, contributions to scholarship granting organizations further provided for, Sec. 16-6D-9 am'd.
Health, require health care facilities to allow one caregiver or visitor to patients or residents, subject to reasonable restrictions
Legislature, to call itself into a special session under certain conditions authorized, const. amend.
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.
Onsite Wastewater Board, privately owned wastewater systems exempt from regulation by the board, Sec. 34-21A-10 am'd.
Taxation, County Boards of Equalization, valuation procedures further provided, Secs. 40-2-18, 40-3-21, 40-3-25, 40-7-25 am'd.
Utilities, governmental entities, prohibited from adopting or enforcing policies that prohibit the connection or reconnection of utility services
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.
Municipalities, Chestnut Accountability Municipal Audit Clarification Act, requiring annual, biennial audit for certain municipalities, annual report in lieu of audit for certain municipalities, Sec. 11-43-85 am'd.
Wine, authorizing common carriers to make delivery of alcoholic beverages to residents over 21, to create a wine direct shipper permit to allow wine manufacturers to ship their table wine directly to residents, Sec. 28-3A-6.1 added; Sec. 28-1-4 am'd.
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.
Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Obligation Transparency, created, membership, compensation, powers, and duties, provided
Schools, public K-12, athletic events allowing competition by one biological gender against another prohibited unless the event specifically includes both genders
State government, Presidental Executive Orders, Legislative Council may order review thereof, prohibition on implementation, provided
Board of Cosmetology and Barbering, provide for the licensure and regulation of mobile salons, Sec. 34-7B-30 added; Sec. 34-7B-1 am'd.
Nicotine, raise the age to buy, possess, or use nicotine products to 21, impose restrictions on marketing of certain nicotine products, Secs. 28-11-17.1, 28-11-20, 28-11-21 added; Secs. 13A-12-3, 13A-12-3.1, 28-11-1, 28-11-2, 28-11-3, 28-11-4, 28-11-5, 28-11-6.1, 28-11-6.2, 28-11-11, 28-11-13, 28-11-14, 28-11-15, 28-11-16, 28-11-18 am'd.
Organ transplant recipients, discrimination against persons with disabilities prohibited
Retailers, required to accept cash, store credit required if seller unable to make change

Opelika, corp. limits alt.
Chambers Co., sheriffs, additional qualifications, continuing education
Public contracts, contracts for heating and air conditioning systems, exemption further provided, Sec. 39-2-2 am'd.
HB 58
Organ transplant recipients, discrimination against persons with disabilities prohibited

HB 550
Real estate sold for payment of taxes, recovery actions by owner and actions for possession by tax purchaser, further provided for, tax lien by tax purchaser, authorized, Act 2018-494, 2018 Reg. Sess., repealed; Secs. 40-10-82, 40-10-120 am'd.
HB 196
Statewide 911 Board, statewide voice and data system administered, fund grants, annual report published on status of 911 service, Sec. 11-98-4.1 am'd.

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