James C. Fields

Updated: November 08, 2022 at 6:03 PM CST

General Information

Who is James C. Fields?
James C. Fields

Born in rural Cullman County, Alabama, in a small community called Colony, James Fields’ experiences in his childhood taught him the values of close and loving family ties and a strong work ethic. Everyone from the youngest to the oldest worked on his family’s small farm to cultivate and harvest crops, care for their animals, and keep their home and gardens clean and well-maintained.

He learned the values of mutual respect and teamwork from completing chores with his brothers. He remembers many trips with them to bring water to their home from a distant well—balancing the load carefully, carrying the heavy tubs without tipping, and navigating along the dirt path, in and out of the narrows where trees cut in.

He enjoyed athletics and church activities while he was in school and was taught good sportsmanship and citizenship by his coaches, teachers, and mentors at church. He graduated from Hanceville High School and took the values of his rural upbringing with him to university, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in law enforcement from Jacksonville State University and attending two years of officers’ training at the Marine Corps Academy in Quantico, Virginia, from which he received an honorable discharge.

His life has been devoted to helping and guiding people—from working as a supervisor for nearly 30 years for the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations to serving in the State House of Representatives for Alabama District 12, being a minister, and coaching young people in community leagues. When he announced his candidacy for lieutenant governor of Alabama in November 2013, Fields said, “I’ve been a coach and mentor to hundreds of children. If I can corral them, teach them, help them to learn to be respectful and make the right choices, I can do that for the Alabama State Legislature.”

Fields serves as pastor at St. James United Methodist Church in Irondale, Alabama, as a director of the Alabama Wildlife Federation, and sits on numerous boards of trustees, including the Cullman Electric Cooperative, Victims Services of Cullman, and Hanceville Civitans.

He and his wife, Yvette Moorer Fields, have seven children and 18 grandchildren.

He has never forgotten the importance of strong family ties, persistence, and integrity and has pledged to restore trust, cooperation and fairness to the Alabama state capitol when he is elected in November 2014. “Each of us is called to serve,” said Fields. “Register to vote, learn more about the issues, and please get involved in my campaign. We can do better.”

Status: Out of Office
Party: Democrat
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Birthday: November 27, 1954 69

Education Information

Known educational history for James C. Fields from Hanceville, AL.

  • Attended, Marine Corps Officers School at Quantico, 1976-1978
  • BS, Law Enforcement/Sociology, Jacksonville State University, 1977
  • Attended, Law Enforcement/Sociology, Gadsden State Junior College, 1973-1975

Political Information

Known political history for James C. Fields from Hanceville, AL.

  • Candidate, Alabama House of Representatives, District 12, 2010, 2022
  • Candidate, Governor of Alabama, 2018
  • Candidate, Alabama Lieutenant Governor, 2014
  • Representative, Alabama State House of Representatives, District 12, 2008-2010
  • Won Special Election, Alabama State House of Representatives, January 29, 2008

Professions Information

Known professional history for James C. Fields from Hanceville, AL.

  • Former Supervisor, North Alabama Unemployment Fraud Division Investigators, Alabama Department of Industrial Relations
  • Head, Amateur Athletic Union
  • U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Election History

James C. Fields from Hanceville, AL has participated in elections listed below in the state of Alabama.

Sponsored Bills

View legislative bills that James C. Fields has sponsored.

Transportation Department, Good Faith Effort Committee, members subject to diversity, annual report to Legislature
Cockfighting, crime of owning or operating a cockpit, penalties, spectator or person in attendance, fine provided for, Sec. 13A-12-4 am'd.
Corrections Department, certain employees who work inside a security fence under certain conditions, compensation increased
Motor carriers, federal Unified Carrier Registration Act of 2005, responsibility for administration transferred from Public Service Commission to Revenue Department, distrib. of net fees to Public Safety Department, Sec. 37-3-32.1 amended and renumbered as Sec. 40-12-435
Child abuse or neglect, suspected, mandatory reporting, requirements for school teachers and school officials, established, responsibilities of principals and local superintendents of education Sec. 26-14-3 am'd.
Family Resource Centers, Alabama Network of, adoption of rules regarding distribution of funds, publication of notice regarding rules in Alabama Administrative Monthly, Sec. 30-8-2 am'd.
Life settlement contracts, providers, licensure and regulation, enforcement by Commissioner of Insurance Department, criminal and civil penalties, Life Settlements Act
Capital offenses, sentencing, reduction of sentence for first-time felony offender from life without possibility of parole to life with possibility of parole, under certain conditions, retroactive effect, Sec. 13A-5-57.1 added
Ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, over-the-counter products, sales further regulated, on-line electronic verification system operated by Criminal Justice Information Center, penalties, Drug Abuse Task Force, established, members, Sec. 20-2-190 am'd.; Act 2009-283, 2009 Reg. Sess. am'd.
Cullman Co., sheriff and county revenue commissioner authorized to participate in Employees' Retirement System in lieu of supernumerary program, const. amend.
Mental Health Department, certain institutions, leasing, transferring, or management by nongovernmental entities, approval by Legislature required, Sec. 22-50-9 am'd.
Boxing Commission, name changed to Athletic Commission, mixed martial arts, authorized and regulated, definitions, commission authorized to employ executive director, penalties, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Act, Act 2009-622, 2009 Reg. Sess. am'd.; Secs. 41-9-1020, 41-9-1021, 41-9-1023, 41-9-1024, 41-9-1028, 41-9-1029, 41-9-1030, 41-9-1032, 41-9-1033, 41-9-1034, 41-9-1035, 41-9-1036, 41-9-1037, 41-9-1038, 41-9-1039, 41-9-1040 am'd.
Motor carrier, broker, or freight forwarder, fuel surcharges of, certain fuel cost disclosures and fuel cost reimbursements required, false or misleading information prohibited, certain information regarding timber and timber products required, Trust in Reliable Understanding of Consumer Costs Act or the TRUCC Act
Municipalities, municipal courts, court costs for jails, distrib. for municipal jails, Sec. 11-47-7.1 am'd.
Ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine, State Board of Health required to classify as controlled substances, exemptions, removed from list of precursor chemicals maintained by State Board of Pharmacy, Secs. 20-2-20, 20-2-181 am'd.
Aliens, illegal, forfeiture of property acquired while illegal alien, procedures, exceptions
Motor vehicles, driving without license or insurance or proof of legal entry into the United States, motor vehicle may be impounded, Secs. 32-6-18, 32-7A-4 am'd.
Assault in the second degree, utility workers included as a protected class, utility worker defined, Sec. 13A-6-21 am'd.; Act 2009-586, 2009 Reg. Sess. am'd.
State Employees' Health Insurance Plan, certain persons serving in legislative, judicial, or executive branch authorized to participate under certain conditions, Sec. 36-29-16 am'd.
Cockfighting, penalties increased, presence at cockfights, penalties, confiscation procedures, terms defined, reporting procedures, Secs. 13A-12-4.1, 13A-12-4.2 added; Sec. 13A-12-4 am'd.
Children First Trust Fund, receipts allocated for State Board of Education transferred to General Fund during fiscal year ending 2011
Education Appropriations Act for fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, debt service on certain bonds, funding from Capital Improvement Trust Fund reduced, funding from Education Trust Fund increased, supplemental appropriation for debt service on certain Public School and College Authority bond swaps, appropriation to state agencies for fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, reappropriated, certain food stamp funds not to revert from Human Resources Department, use for child care, Act 2009-339, 2009 Reg. Sess. am'd.
Teachers' Retirement System, pension accumulation fund, accrued liability contribution rate authorized to be computed by Board of Control over a 30-year period, Sec. 16-25-21 am'd.
Education budget, appropriations for the support, maintenance, and development of public education
Lyman Ward Military Academy, appropriation
Tuskegee University, appropriation
Talladega College, appropriation
Habitual felony offender, alternative sentences for third felony conviction, mandatory penalty for fourth Class A felony conviction revised under certain circumstances, retroactive review for certain persons, Sec. 13A-5-9 am'd.
Alabama Residential Energy Code Board changed to Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Board, Model Energy Code replaced with Alabama Energy and Residential Codes, adoption of modern building and energy codes in compliance with federal law to be implemented by counties and municipalities, board members increased, certain farm structures excluded, sprinkler systems provided for, Secs. 41-23-80, 41-23-81, 41-23-82, 41-23-83, 41-23-84, 41-23-85 am'd.
Occupational tax, levy by county or municipality, prohibited, const. amend.
Food stamps and welfare (TANF), persons with felony drug conviction, federal law provisions making ineligible, provision for persons to be eligible under certain conditions
Economic development projects, qualifying projects for tax incentives, base wage requirements under Section 40-18-190, Code of Alabama 1975, amendments in Act 2009-722, effective date of new requirements delayed for applications filed by November 21, 2009
Tennessee Valley Authority, payments in-lieu-of-taxes, redistribution of the payments to dry counties and municipalities under existing law to counties served by TVA, certain increases in liquor tax receipts distributed to dry counties and municipalities, Sec. 40-28-2 am'd.
State income tax, federal deduction limited for individual taxpayers, state sales tax on food removed, Amendment 225 (Section 211.04, Recompiled Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended), repealed, const. amend.

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