Mitt Romney-Organization, Alabama
updated February 4, 2008

Chairman Treasurer Kay Ivey
38th Treasurer of the State of Alabama, elected in Nov. 2002.  Worked for 10 years at Merchants National Bank of Mobile (now Regions) rising to the position of Assistant Vice President.  Served as Assistant Director of the Alabama Development Office, Reading Clerk of the Alabama House of Representatives, and the Director of Government Relations and Communications for the Alabama Commission on Higher Education for 13 years.  Graduate of Auburn University, 1967.  Camden native; resident of Montgomery.
Co-Chairman U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-3)
Elected to Congress in 2002.  Elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 1994, and became House Minority Leader in 1998 during his second term.   Started a general law practice in Anniston.  Served on the Calhoun County Commission.  Law degree from Birmingham School of Law.  Undergraduate degree in political science and M.P.A. from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville.  Fifth generation resident of East Alabama.
Alabama Advisor Claire Austin
(announced March 20, 2007) Head of The Austin Group.  Campaign experience includes campaign manager for Rep. Mac Gipson's 2006 re-election campaign; campaign manager and finance director on Attorney General Bill Pryor's 1998 campaign; and deputy campaign manager and communications director on Jeff Sessions' 1996 U.S. Senate campaign.  Served as director of legislation and public affairs for the Alabama Office Of Attorney General under Attorneys General Jeff Sessions and Bill Pryor.  An assistant finance director for Gov. Fob James.  National media relations director and National Football League liaison for United Way of America.  Served in the administrations of Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush.  Graduate of Auburn University.

Alabama Leadership Team  (announced Jan. 28, 2008)
Regional Chairs
- Marty Connors, Birmingham
- Valeria Steimle, Southwest
- Bill and Jo Lawley, West Alabama
- Brent Buchanan, Central Alabama
- Representative Micky Hammon, North Alabama
- Virginia Howard, Wiregrass
- Abbie Northcutt, East Alabama
- Ryan McCord, Auburn University Regional Chair
- Jackson McLendon, University of Alabama Co-Chair
- Kyle Shirley, University of Alabama Co-Chair
- Josh Woods, University of South Alabama Chair
- Jonathan Clark, University of North Alabama Chair
- David "Cole" Muzio, Huntingdon College Chair

Alabama Leadership Team Members  (announced Feb. 4, 2008)
- State Rep. Mike Ball
- State Rep. Chad Fincher
- State Rep. Barry Mask
- State Rep. Pat Moore
- State Rep. Elwyn Thomas
- State Board of Education Member David Byers
- Judge Kelli Wise
- Montgomery City Councilwoman Martha Roby
- Vestavia Hills Mayor Scottie McCollum
- Randy and Kelly Owens
- Bob and June Russell

also endorsed by
U.S. Rep. Robert B. Aderholt (AL-4) (Feb. 6, 2007)
Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine  (announced Oct. 12, 2007)


Alabama for Romney or Mitt Romney for President in 2008
"A grassroots effort dedicated to informing and uniting Alabama in support of Mitt Romney for President in 2008!"

launched Aug. 27, 2006 by Karl Basham
"I'm in the Air Force. I moved alot in my life but Alabama is where I call home. My father retired from the Army at Enterprise AL and I graduated high school there. I also attended the local community college and later went on to Troy University (Troy State in my day). My wife is form McCalla and attended the University of Alabama, so yes we are Tide fans. We love the state, its just home."

The Birmingham News reported on Dec. 7, 2006 that in 2006 Romney's Commonwealth PAC made $143,500 in campaign contributions to Alabama Republican candidates and party organizations, more than any other presidential prospect.
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