What should my son/daughter do if they want to be a Page in the Alabama State Legislature?
Members of the legislature are able to appoint pages for a limited number of slots during each legislative session. The staff in the Marshall County Legislative Office can help schedule young people age 12-18. In order to serve as a Page, one must be sponsored by a member of the House or Senate. For more information you can call the Marshall County Legislative Office or visit the Alabama Legislative Page Program at www.legislature.state.al.us/.../student_teacher/page.html
Does my legislator read my letters and e-mails?
Yes. Legislators like to hear from the people they are elected to represent. Large volumes of letters and e-mail sometimes make it difficult to respond to every comment they receive, but they take note of each comment and opinion.
How can I speak with my legislator by phone or meet with them about a specific issue?
You may call the Marshall County Legislative Office at 256-582-0619 and leave a telephone message if the legislator is not available or to request an appointment. Or, you may go to the “Contact us” e-mail link on the MCLO Homepage.
How can I schedule a member of the Legislative Delegation to speak to my organization?
Simply call the Marshall County Legislative Office at 256-582-0619 to extend an invitation or get your event on the legislator’s schedule.
Will my Representative or Senator write a support letter to assist with a grant application or other efforts for a local project?
In most cases, the legislators are happy to lend their support to local projects and program efforts. Contact the office as early as possible and provide sufficient information regarding the project or application.
What are the qualifications to run for state senator or state representative?
Under Article IV, Section 47, of the Alabama Constitution, Senators must be at least 25 years of age at the time of their election, must be citizens and residents of the State of Alabama for at least 3 years, and residents of their district at least one year, prior to election.
Members of the House must be 21 at the time of their election, and must have been citizens of Alabama for three years, having lived in their respective districts for at least one year immediately preceding their election.