Allen Farley to continue as District 15 representative

Published 11:25 pm Tuesday, November 6, 2018

By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Staff Writer

Alabama Rep. Allen Farley, R-McCalla, will hold his position in the House of Representatives for another term after winning re-election for the District 15 seat on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

House District 15 is partially in Shelby County but is mainly in Jefferson County, representing the city of McCalla, as well as portions of Helena, Hueytown and Pleasant Grove. It borders Districts 73 and 49, which represent major Shelby County cities such as Alabaster and Pelham.

With his home city being McCalla, Farley was originally voted into the position on Nov. 2, 2010, and has held the seat for the past eight years, before being challenged by Democratic candidate Suzanna Coleman in the 2018 midterm election.

With nine of 14 precincts reporting, Farley had 9,049 votes to Coleman’s 3,863 votes (70.08 percent to 29.92 percent), which was enough to call the race and for Farley to retain his seat.

Farley attended Jefferson State Community College and Jacksonville State and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, which led to a 35-plus year career in law enforcement, before turning his career more to the political side.

He is a member of Grace Life Baptist Church in McCalla and serves as Chairman of the Jefferson County Slavation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center.

Now that he has been re-elected to the position, he will look to continue serving the people of his district as he has over the last two terms in office.

Farley is part of several legislative committees including Children and Senior Advocacy, Children First Trust Fund Legislative Oversight Committee, Jefferson County Legislation, Shelby County Legislation, Joint Legislative Prison Committee, Judiciary, Public Safety and Homeland Security.