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Susan Parker
American politician

Susan Parker

Susan Parker
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Intro American politician
Is Politician
From United States of America
Field Politics
Gender female
Birth 30 September 1955, Eva
Age 66 years
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Biography

Susan D. Parker (born September 30, 1955) is an American Democratic politician from Alabama. A resident of Rogersville, Parker was elected Alabama State Auditor in 1998 and served until 2002.

Birth

Susan Parker was born on September 9, 1955 in Eva, Alabama.

Education

Susan Parker has received her education from the following institutions:

  • PhD, Administration of Higher Education, University of Alabama, 1985
  • MA, University of Alabama, 1979
  • BS, Athens State College, 1977
  • AS, Calhoun Community College, 1975

Professional experience

Susan Parker has had the following professional experience:

  • President, Parker Plus Consulting, 1996-1998
  • Chief Development Officer/Assistant to the President, Athens State College, 1988-1996
  • Administrator, Calhoun Community College, 1972-1988

Politics

In 2002 Parker was the first woman in Alabama to be nominated for a Senate seat when she defeated Julian L. McPhillips. She lost the general election to incumbent Republican Senator Jeff Sessions, winning 40% of votes against Sessions' 59%.

Parker did not seek reelection as State Auditor in 2002, and was succeeded in office by Republican Beth Chapman. Four years later, she defeated former state Representative Perry O. Hooper, Jr., of Montgomery for the Place 2 position on the Alabama Public Service Commission. Though Hooper had defeated former state Senator John Amari of Trussville in the Republican primary, he lost to Parker in the general election.

Parker had been mentioned as a possible candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Alabama in the 2010 election, but declined and instead lost her reelection bid for the Public Service Commission to Republican Terry L. Dunn.

Political experience

Susan Parker has had the following political experience:

  • Auditor, State of Alabama, 1998-2002
  • Candidate, United States Senate, 2002
  • Public Service Commissioner, State of Alabama, 2006-2010
  • Candidate, Alabama State Public Service Commissioner, 2010

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