Arthur (Arthur) Orr (R-SS03)
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Alabama State Senate
Suite 727 Alabama State House 11 South Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130-4600

District Office:
11 South Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130-4600
Elected: 2006    Next Election: 2026
Spouse: Amy Wallace Bethshares   DOB: 5/25/1964
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Committee on Finance and Taxation - Education
MemberJoint Legislative Committee on Water Policy and Management
MemberJoint Legislative Committee on Public Accounts
MemberJoint Legislative Oversight Committee on Children First Trust Fund
MemberSenate Committee on Rules
MemberSenate Committee on Judiciary
MemberSenate Committee on State Governmental Affairs
MemberSenate Committee on Finance and Taxation - General Fund
MemberPermanent Joint Legislative Committee on Reapportionment
MemberSenate Committee on Madison County Legislation
Counties Representing
Limestone / Madison / Morgan


Senator Arthur Orr was elected to the Alabama Senate, November 7, 2006. He was born in 1964 in Decatur. Senator Orr received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University, and his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law. He was a partner in one of the oldest and largest North Alabama law firms and is now executive vice president over finance and accounting, human resources, property management, legal, technology, marketing and advertising for Cook's Pest Control, Inc. Senator Orr is married to the former Amy Wallace Bethshares of Decatur. They are members of First Bible Church in Decatur and have one son, Jack and a daughter, Anna.

A former U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal, Senator Orr also served as a new country developer (Bangladesh) and staff attorney for Habitat for Humanity International in the Asia/Pacific area for years. He has been active in the Decatur-Morgan County area serving in leadership capacities for numerous boards and organizations. He also helped start the Community Free Clinic for the working poor and serves on its board.

In addition to his local service, Senator Orr serves as Chairman or member of many state boards and commissions. He is also Past President of the Wake Forest Alumni Association. He has received numerous national, state and local awards from education, business, agriculture and other organizations. He is a graduate of Leadership Alabama and a Henry Toll Fellow. He enjoys reading, jogging and travel - having lived in or visited over 60 countries.