Kirk Hatcher

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

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Who is Kirk Hatcher?
Kirk Hatcher

Kirk Hatcher presently serves as State Representative for the District 78 and the Director of Head Start in Montgomery County. A former English educator, Representative Hatcher taught a total of 17 years in schools in Montgomery, Alabama, Miami, Florida, and Rye, New York. He is native of Montgomery, Alabama, and a graduate of Saint Jude High School and Resurrection Catholic Elementary School.

Kirk received his Bachelor of Arts degree in the English and Political Science departments at Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia. He later earned the Master of Divinity degree from Emory University’s School of Theology, Atlanta, Georgia.

Prior to his arrival at Rye Country Day School, Rye, New York in Fall 2012, Kirk served on the faculties at Palmer Trinity School, Miami, Florida, and as an adjunct instructor/lecturer at the University of Miami, Miami, Florida. He also spent a couple of years serving on the English faculties in the Montgomery Public Schools, Montgomery, Alabama beginning in January 2000. Having served as an intern in the Office of Admission at Emory University from 1996-98, he was later appointed to the position of Associate Dean of Admission in the Office of Admissions at one of the country’s largest consortium of seminaries—The Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, Georgia. He was later selected to serve as the Senior Program Officer for ITC FaithWorks Foundation.

Once active on the visiting lecture circuit, Kirk has offered annual mini-lectures on the Theology of Gospel Music mostly during the fall/winter semesters at the following educational institutions: Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts; Hamilton College, Clinton, New York; Wells College, Aurora, New York; Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, California; Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia; Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania; The Dana Hall School, Wesley, Massachusetts, and The Asheville School, Asheville, North Carolina.

While in his native Montgomery between the years 1988 and 1992, he served as a member of the staff at Alabama State University in the following capacities: Special Legal Assistant to the University General Counselor (Solomon S. Seay, Jr., Esq.); and Program Coordinator for Targeted Educational Advancement. A 1992 alumnus of Leadership Montgomery Class iX, Kirk served as the founding President of Success Roundtable: 2001, Inc. (an economic development organization comprised of business leaders, college presidents, clergymen, lawyers, lawmakers, physicians, educational leaders, and military officers). He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Kirk is an accomplished vocalist and pianist (having served as choral director/keyboard accompanist beginning at age nine in his home/family congregation, Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church). A licensed Baptist minister, Kirk once served a yearlong appointment as the guest interim Senior Minister at the historic Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama.

A true believer in the words uttered by St. Luke (paraphrased)—“To whom much is given, much is indeed required.”

Status: Alabama State Senator for District 26
Party: Democrat
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Contact Information

Known contact information for Kirk Hatcher from Montgomery, AL.

  • 11 South Union Street, 7th Floor
    Montgomery, AL 36130
  • Phone: 334-261-9001
  • Official Email: Unknown
  • Campaign Email: [email protected]

Education Information

Known educational history for Kirk Hatcher from Montgomery, AL.

  • MDiv, Theology, Emory University, 1993-1997
  • BA, English Language and Literature, Morehouse College, 1983-1988

Political Information

Known political history for Kirk Hatcher from Montgomery, AL.

  • Candidate, Alabama State Senate, District 26, 2022
  • Senator, Alabama State Senate, District 26, 2021-present
  • Representative, Alabama State House of Representatives, District 78, 2018-2021
  • Candidate, Alabama State House of Representatives, District 78, 2018

Professions Information

Known professional history for Kirk Hatcher from Montgomery, AL.

  • English Teacher, Rye Country Day School, 2012-2015

Organizations Information

Known organizational history for Kirk Hatcher from Montgomery, AL.

  • Former Employee, State of Alabama Transportation Legal Division
  • Founder, Success Roundtable: 2001, Incorporated

Election History

Kirk Hatcher from Montgomery, AL has participated in elections listed below in the state of Alabama.

Sponsored Bills

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SB335
Class 3 municipalities, Blight Review Board, created
SB304
Plumbers and gas fitters, journeyman plumber replaced with a residential plumber as a member of the board, expand examination options for a journeyman plumber or gas fitter, definitions, Secs. 34-37-1, 34-37-3, 34-37-6, 34-37-8, 34-37-12 am'd.
SB270
Montgomery Co. and municipalities with population of 5,000 or more, certain city employees, exempt , return to classified service, provided, Sec. 45-51A-32.113 am'd.
SB238
Montgomery Co., mayors allowed to participate in Employees' Retirement System, const. amend.
SB203
Municipal courts, fines and fees, Administrative Office of Courts to annually collect data on revenue, budgets, etc., municipal courts to utilize the Ala. state judicial information system or information system integrated with state system, penalties, Finance Dept to provide report forms, Examiners of Public Accounts or CPA authorized to audit
SB201
Class 3 municipality, organized under Act 618, 1973 Reg. Sess. (Montg.), airport authority, board of directors, appointed by mayor of municipality, Act 283, 1971 Third Sp. Sess., am'd.
SB200
Literacy Act, reading proficiency, third grade retention requirement postponed until 2023-2024 school year, additional duties to State Superintendent of Ed. re implementation of law, Sec. 16-6G-5 am'd.
SB198
Board of registrars, registrars, reallocation of days a registrar may annually work to another registrar, approval of county commission required, Sec. 17-3-8.1 added
SB189
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.
SB186
Port Authority, authorized to build and operate internmodal and multi-modal transfer facilities, Secs. 33-1-16, 33-1-31am'd.
SB177
Montgomery Co., county commission, salary, existing expense allowance converted to salary, Act 85-550, 1985 Reg. Sess., and Act 2007-331, 2007 Reg. Sess., repealed
SB176
Montgomery Co., county commission, salary increase
SB169
Abuse, registry for individuals convicted of certain crimes against elders, require certain care providers to query the registry, criminal penalties, Sec. 38-9-8 am'd.
SB168
Controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, exception for items used to test for the presence of fentanyl drugs, Sec. 13A-12-260 am'd.
SB162
Revenue Department, writs of garnishment, authorized to be issued by mail, Sec. 40-2-11am'd.
SB152
Taxation, income tax, exclusion of enhanced federal child tax credits from American Rescue Plan Act from calculation of federal income tax deduction for tax year 2021, extension of the due date for certain taxpayers, Secs. 40-16-3.1, 40-18-39.2 added.
SB120
Optometrists, practice of optometry further provided, Board of Optometry to regulate, to issue advisory opinions and declaratory rulings, Secs. 20-2-2, 34-22-1, 34-22-42 am'd.

SB399
Firearms, background checks, requirements provided on certain transfers
HB387
Taxation, Alabama State Missionary Baptist Convention, Incorporated and each local Baptist association in good standing of the convention, exempt from ad valorem and sales and use taxes, Sec. 40-9-12 am'd.
SB378
Elections, early voting, authorize voting during four to six day period immediately preceding election day
SB377
Absentee voting, inmate identification card valid form of ID to vote absentee, Sec. 17-9-30 am'd.
SB376
Absentee voting, authorize without providing excuse, Secs. 17-11-3, 17-11-7 am'd.
SB370
Voting, curbside voting authorized
SB362
State parks, Alabama State Parks Enhancement Authority created and authorized to issue bonds for support of state parks, const. amend.
SB332
Motor carriers, update references to the federal motor carrier safety regulation, Sec. 32-9A-2 am'd.
SB328
Student athletes, compensation for name, image, and likeness, working group for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's) , created
SB324
Firefighting agencies, paramedics employed by a firefighting agency of a Class 1 municipality are exempt from certain physical fitness requirements, Sec. 36-32-7 am'd.
SB300
State holidays, Robert E. Lee Day observed on second Monday in October, Sec. 1-3-8 am'd.
HB150
Student athletes, compensation for name, image, and likeness, working group for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's) , created
HB149
Holidays, to make Juneteenth a state holiday, require Governor to issue proclamation, allow counties and municipalities to elect to observe, Sec. 1-3-8 am'd.

HB500
Montgomery Co., ad valorem tax for Montg. School Tax District, levy at rate $1.85 on each $100 (18.5 mills) by co. commission, referendum of Montg. Co., not to include Pike Road
HB 196
Taxation, Alabama State Missionary Baptist Convention, Incorporated and each local Baptist association in good standing of the convention, exempt from ad valorem and sales and use taxes, Sec. 40-9-12 am'd.
HB 82
Student athletes, fair pay to play
HB 7
Elections, to provide that any vacancy in a judicial seat that occurs within 45 days of a primary or general election be filled by special election, Sec. 17-14-6 am'd.

HB 539
Taxation, Alabama State Missionary Baptist Convention, Incorporated and each local Baptist association in good standing of the convention, exempt from ad valorem and sales and use taxes, Sec. 40-9-12 am'd.

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