State Senator Tom Whatley Autism Legislator of the Year

State Senator Tom Whatley was in fact acknowledged as a Legislator of the Year at the national Autism Law Summit. The National Autism Law Summit was a convention in San Diego that helped bring in concert at least a few hundred autism assistance services, federal and state lawmakers, attorneys and family of kids with autism.

Senator Tom Whatley likewise made way for a bill in the 2017 routine of the state of Alabama Legislature that obligated insurance businesses to deliver protections for autism treatment methods. Governor Kay Ivey finalized the bill straight into the the state legal requirements causing the state of Alabama to guarantee insurance policies for the treatment options of autism in the state at large.

Regarding Tom Whatley:

Whatley_27Senator Tom Whatley was first of all elected to the Alabama Senate in November of 2010. He was born and brought up amongst the family farm in Lee County. Educated at Beauregard High School and graduated high school in 1988. In the year of 1994 he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration out of Auburn University and then proceeded to go onto obtain his own Juris Doctorate out of the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. Making the most of his education he was then accepted into the State Bar of Alabama in the year of 1999.

Prior Senator Whatley enrolled inside of the Alabama Army National Guard in the year of 1988 and actually has provided 25 years of service to our country. In 1992 he was given a well recognized Commission from Auburn University ROTC and as well , presently works as a Lieutenant Colonel. His previous international missions were in reality the Bilateral Affairs Officer, Defense Attaché Office, United States Embassy, Bucharest Romania where by he worked as a diplomatic liaison concerning the US Embassy and the Romanian Ministry of Defense. Tom nowadays assists as Battalion Commander with the 167th Special Troops Battalion. Senator Whatley achieved the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Metal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, as well as the Meritorious Service Medal.

Senator Tom Whatley is Chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Forestry, and Conservation Committee and Chairman of the Lee County Legislative Delegation and as Co-Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He likewise operates on the Senate Education Finance and Taxation Committee not to mention the Senate Health, Judiciary, Military and Veterans Affairs, and Confirmations Committees. Senator Whatley was also chosen by his peers to actually work as the Joint House and Senate Legislative Council and was in fact designated by the Lieutenant Governor to be on the Indian Affairs Committee.

Senator Whatley is a practicing attorney and is a Methodist.

Committees Position
Agriculture Conservation and Forestry Chairperson
Banking and Insurance Member
Confirmations Member
Finance and Taxation Education Member
Health and Human Services Member
Judiciary Member
Transportation & Energy Member
Veterans and Military Affairs Member
Affiliation: (R)
District: Senate District 27
County: Lee County, Russell County, Tallapoosa County
Phone Number: 334-242-7865
Fax Number:
Street: 11 South Union Street
Office: Suite 734
City: Montgomery
State: AL
Postal Code: 36130-4600
Email: tom.whatley@alsenate.gov

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