Richard Craig Shelby (born May 6, 1934) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Alabama.First elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986 as a Democrat, he was the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, succeeding Thad Cochran.
Richard Shelby From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Richard Shelby (born May 6, 1934) is the senior United States Senator from Alabama. He is a member of the U.S. Republican Party and has been in Senate since January 3, 1987.
Richard Craig Shelby (born May 6, 1934) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Alabama. First elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986, he is the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, succeeding Thad Cochran.
Incumbent Republican Senator Richard Shelby won re-election to a sixth term in office. The primaries were held on March 1. Ron Crumpton, a marijuana legalization activist, was the Democratic nominee. Shelby won re-election with 63.96% of the vote.
Incumbent Richard Shelby was first elected in 1986 and re-elected in 1992 as a Democrat before switching to the Republican Party in 1994. In his most recent election in 2016, he was re-elected with 64% of the vote over Democrat Ron Crumpton. In February 2021, Shelby announced that he will not seek re-election to a seventh term.
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Shelby was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1957 and then received his LLB in 1963. He then worked as city prosecutor for Tuscaloosa until he began his public service as a member of the Alabama State Senate in 1970. After the state senate, he joined the United States House of Representativesand has served in the U.S. Senate since 1987.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Shelby's academic, professional, and political career: 1. 1987-Present: U.S. Senator from Alabama 2. 1994: Switched from Democratic to Republican 3. 1979-1987: U.S. House of Representatives 4. 1970-1978: Alabama State Senate 5. 1966-1970: United States Commissioner, Northern District of Alabama 6. 1963-1971: City prosecutor, Tuscaloosa 7. 1963: Graduated from University of Alabama School of Law 8. 1957: Graduated from University of Alabama
A Washington Post investigation in February 2012 revealed that 33 members of Congress helped direct more than $300 million in earmarks to public projects in close proximity to commercial and residential real estate owned by the lawmakers or their family members.According to the report, Shelby had earmarked more than $100 million toward rebuilding downtown Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Call for Judge Mark Fuller's resignation
On August 9, 2014, U.S. District Judge Mark Fullerwas arrested for misdemeanor battery following a phone call to 911 from his wife. Following the arrest, Shelby called for Fuller's resignation. He said, "The American people's trust in our judicial system depends on the character and integrity of those who have the distinct honor of sitting on the bench. I believe that Judge Mark Fuller has lost the confidence of his colleagues and the people of the state of Alabama. I urge him to resign immed...
Ideology and leadership
1. 1.1. See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Shelby was a centrist Republican as of July 2014. In June 2013, Shelby was rated as a "rank-and-file Republican."
The website OpenCongresstracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.
Lifetime voting record
1. 1.1. See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives According to the website GovTrack,Shelby missed 182 of 9,632 roll call votes from January 1987 to September 2015. This amounts to 1.9 percent, which is worse than the median of 1.6 percent among current senators as of September 2015.
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- LLB, University of Alabama School of Law, 1963
Shelby is best known for his involvement with the AC Cobra and Mustang for Ford Motor Company, which he modified during the late 1960s and early 2000s. He established Shelby American in 1962 to manufacture and market performance vehicles. His autobiography, The Carroll Shelby Story, was published in 1967.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and its subcommittee on defense, today questioned witnesses during a defense appropriations subcommittee hearing on the Defense Health Program’s medical research investments and addressing warfighter health and readiness concerns.
Richard Craig Shelby (born May 6, 1934) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Alabama.First elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986, he was the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, succeeding Thad Cochran.
en.wikipedia.org › wiki › 2022_United_States_Senate Cached Mar 26, 2021 · Incumbent Richard Shelby was first elected in 1986 and re-elected in 1992 as a Democrat before switching to the Republican Party in 1994.