Terry Everett

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Terry Everett served the Second Congressional district of Alabama from 1993-2008

Robert Terry Everett, a Republican, represented the 2nd District of Alabama in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1993-2008. The district includes the entire southeastern portion of the state, including Dothan, Andalusia, Enterprise, and a portion of Montgomery. (map)


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Everett voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Everett was born February 15, 1937 in Dothan as the oldest son of a sharecropper and railroad worker. Both died at an early age, and Everett had to work two jobs to help his two brothers and sister. After graduating high school, he served four years in the Air Force as an intelligence specialist in Europe. Shortly after returning to the States, he became a reporter at the Dothan Eagle and eventually became owner of a chain of newspapers in the Southeast. He sold all but one of his holdings in 1988. Everett was elected to the U.S. House in 1992.[1]

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Charles D. James to face Everett in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] Everett retained his seat.


On September 26, 2007, Everett announced that he would retire at the end of the term. Everett was first elected in 1994, and served eight terms in Congress. He attributed his retirement to his advancing age, as he was turning 71. “While there remains much work to be accomplished by Congress, I made a difficult decision over the weekend not to seek election for a ninth term,” Everett said. “The decision was difficult because of my love for the people of my district, and my love for the work I do on my three committees."[2]

Everett's district was considered heavily Republican. He won 68.1% of the vote in the 2006 election.[3]

Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations

Committee assignments in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Terry Everett. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC Office:
2312 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-2901
Fax: 202-225-8913
Web Email

District Office- Dothan:
256 Honeysuckle Road, Suite 15
Dothan, AL 36305
Phone: 334-794-9680
Fax: 334-671-1480

District Office- Montgomery:
3500 Eastern Boulevard, Suite 250
Montgomery, AL 36116
Phone: 334-277-9113
Fax: 334-277-8534

District Office- Opp:
101 North Main Street
Opp, AL 36467
Phone: 334-493-9253
Fax: 334-493-0370

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