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Conservative Fighter

Senator Shelby has consistently fought for conservative principles in the Senate. He knows that the best form of government is one that is smaller and less intrusive.

He currently has a 98% conservative rating from Heritage Action, an A+ lifetime rating from the NRA for protecting the Second Amendment, and an A+ lifetime rating from Numbers USA for his strong record on immigration.

He has also received the “ACU Conservative Achievement Award” from the American Conservative Union, the “Guardian of Small Business” award from the National Federal of Independent Business, the “Taxpayer’s Friend” award from the National Taxpayers Union, and the “Guardian of Seniors’ Rights” award from the 60 Plus Association.

Fifth Generation Alabamian

Born and raised in Birmingham, Richard Shelby is the son of a U.S. Steel draftsman and a fifth generation Alabamian. As a star defensive end on the Hueytown High School football team, he earned a scholarship to the University of Alabama, where he graduated from both the undergraduate and law schools.

Before joining the Senate, Senator Shelby served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and two terms in the Alabama State Senate. He also served as a City Prosecutor in Tuscaloosa, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, and Special Assistant to the Attorney General in Alabama.

Senator Shelby and his wife, Annette Nevin Shelby, reside in Tuscaloosa, their home together for nearly fifty years. They have two sons and two grandchildren.

Every County. Every Year.

Since he was elected by the people of Alabama to serve in the Senate, he has held meetings in each of Alabama’s 67 counties every year. He does this because he believes that effective representation requires constant interaction and discussion with his constituents. Senator Shelby has held 1,943 of these meetings thus far and continues to find them the best way to understand the impact of the decisions he makes in Washington on the people back home in Alabama.


Shelby Releases Powerful TV Ad

“It was a great honor to play a role in ensuring that Mike Spann, a true patriot and hero, was able to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery,” said Senator Shelby. “We owe a debt of gratitude to all of the men and women who fight for the freedoms we enjoy as Americans, and I…

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Hospitals Endorse Senator Shelby in Re-election Bid

The Alabama Hospital Association announced this week its endorsement of Sen. Richard Shelby in his bid for re-election to the United States Senate. “Sen. Shelby has been a strong voice for Alabama in the Senate and is considered to be one of the most influential leaders in Washington,” said Don Williamson, M.D., president of the…

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Senator Shelby Stands Up for Our Nation and Alabama Jobs

Alabama Political Reporter By Sen. Arthur Orr With the growing threat of ISIS and other terrorist groups around the world who want to do us harm, it is important now more than ever that our leaders prioritize keeping us safe. Alabama plays a key role in that goal by being the home to where our…

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Senator Shelby Headlines Conservative Slate

The Alabama Republican Assembly voted, on Saturday, January 30 to endorse the following candidates for the March 1 Republican Primary: US Senator Richard Shelby US House District 1 Dean Young US House District 2 Becky Gerritson US House District 3 Larry DiChiara Public Service Commission President Terry Dunn Supreme Court Tom Parker State Board of…

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On The Campaign Trail