J.T. (Jabo) Waggoner (R-SS16)
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Alabama State Senate
Suite 726 Alabama State House 11 South Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130-4600

District Office:
11 South Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130-4600
Elected: 1989    Next Election: 2026
Spouse: Marilyn   DOB: 1/8/1937
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Committee on Rules
ChairmanSenate Committee on Jefferson County Legislation
MemberJoint Oversight Committee on Nuclear Energy Activities and Hazardous Chemical Toxic Waste
Vice ChairSenate Committee on Confirmations
MemberSenate Committee on Shelby County Legislation
MemberJoint Legislative Committee on Public Accounts
MemberSenate Committee on Banking and Insurance
MemberSenate Committee on Finance and Taxation - Education
Counties Representing
Jefferson / Shelby


Senator Waggoner, born in Birmingham, Alabama, on January 8, 1937, is serving his 8th term in the Senate after serving from 1966-1983 in the House of Representatives. Senator Waggoner received his BA degree from Birmingham Southern College and his JD degree from Birmingham School of Law. He and his wife, Marilyn, are the parents of four children and grandparents of seven and one great grandchild.

Senator Waggoner is a Republican and a member of the Homewood Church of Christ. He serves on the following boards- Executive Committee of Birmingham Business Alliance; Faulkner University Board of Trustees; Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau; Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. He is a member of Hoover, Homewood, Shelby County, Vestavia Hills Chambers of Commerce; 50-Year member Civitan International; member of Masons and Shriners organizations; member of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club. He was inducted into the Birmingham Southern College Sports Hall of Fame, 2007, and received the Birmingham Southern Distinguish Alumni in 2013.

Senator Waggoner served as Senate Minority Leader from 2002-2010.

Senator Waggoner served as Senate Majority Leader from December 8, 2010 - 2014.

Senator Waggoner has the longest record of service, of any legislator in the history of Alabama.

Senator Waggoner is the Recipient of the Ronald Reagan Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012, and the 2013 Alabama State Council of the Arts Council Legacy Award.

He has also received numerous other awards and recognitions for his service in the Alabama Legislature.

He serves on the following Senate committees- Rules - Chairman Confirmations - Vice Chair Jefferson County Local Legislation - Chairman Banking & Insurance Finance & Taxation Education Finance & Taxation General Fund Shelby County Local Legislation