Meet Rusty

Putting the People First



  • Married to the former Connie Lawshe for 27 years
  • Proud father of Kellie, Katie {married to John McGraw} and just welcomed grandson Beau
  • Taught U.S. History at Mary G. Montgomery High School in Semmes, AL for 25 years {coached football and baseball}
  • Member of Wilmer Baptist Church


  • Graduated from B.C. Rain High School {1984}
  • Graduated from Faulkner State CC {1986}
  • Graduated from University of South Alabama with a BS  and Med. in Secondary Education {1989 & 1997} and MA in History {1999}


  • Served in the Alabama Senate from 2006 - present and Alabama House of Representatives from 2002 - 2006
  • Currently serving as the Senate Majority Whip
  • Has consistently ranked high in the list of conservative legislators with a 100% Pro-life & Pro-Second Amendment voting record
  • Has consistently opposed raising your taxes
  • Sponsored & passed bills to curtail DUI and eluding law enforcement
  • Sponsored & cosponsored bills to end Common Core
  • Sponsored, cosponsored, and passed many reform bills that have enhanced our great state
  • Has a passion for the education of our young people & is an advocate to the protection of education funding in the budget
  • As a Senator he has gained the important experience that is needed to preside over the Alabama State Senate