Lindsey Allison announces re-election bid

Published 3:52 pm Monday, November 23, 2015

Shelby County Commission Chairwoman Lindsey Allison has announced her re-election bid. (File)

Shelby County Commission Chairwoman Lindsey Allison has announced her re-election bid. (File)

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

Indian Springs – Current Shelby County Commission Chairwoman Lindsey Allison has announced she plans to seek re-election to represent District 7 on the Commission.

Allison, who has been serving on the Commission for more than two decades, is the first and one of only two women to ever serve on the commission. She has served as chairwoman of the Commission for the past seven years and has been chairwoman of the Finance Committee for the past four years.

Allison received her bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and her juris doctorate degree from the Cumberland School of Law. She is a partner in Allison and May Law Firm, and is a member of the Alabama, Birmingham and Shelby County Bar associations.

She has served on the Board of Directors of Leadership Shelby County, The ARC of Shelby County, Shelby County School System Foundation, Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, Family Connection, the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Shelby County, Oak Mountain High School Boosters Association, the Women’s Foundation, Mutual Savings Credit Union, Children’s First, Shelby County Arts Council and as a member of the North Shelby County Library Advisory Board.

Allison is a founding member of the Shelby County Indigent Defense Council. She is a graduate of Leadership Shelby County, Leadership Birmingham and Leadership Alabama. She has served as a Sunday school teacher and in various other leadership positions at Asbury United Methodist Church. She has served on the PTO staff for Oak Mountain High School and Oak Mountain Intermediate School and in various other civic and community capacities.

She has been the recipient of the Shelby County Public Servant of the Year Award given by Leadership Shelby County, the Community Service Award given by Jefferson State Community College, the University of Montevallo Good Neighbor Award, the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Public Service Award and the Shelby County Republican of the Year Award.

Allison and her husband, Russ, have two daughters, Kelsey and Leigh.

Primary elections will be held on March 1, 2016, with a primary runoff on April 12, 2016, if necessary. The general election will be held on Nov. 8, 2016.