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  • Passed conservative, balanced budgets each year in office

  • Voted to return almost $500,000
    to local schools

  • Brought the Cahaba Blueway Trail
    to Helena

  • Wrote ordinances improving safety
    and cleanliness

  • Helped bring back Helena’s Buck Creek Festival

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  • Supports controlled residential growth

  • Advocates for additions to Helena schools

  • Promotes improving road infrastructure

  • Encourages local retail development

  • Volunteering to enhance our community

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  • Leadership Shelby County Board of Directors

  • Helena’s Buck Creek Festival, Vice Chairman

  • Helena Library Board, City Council Liaison

  • Helena Library Foundation, Secretary

  • Helena Beautification Board, City Council Liaison

  • Member, Shelby County Big Brothers/Big Sisters Board of Directors

  • Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee 

  • Shelby County Republican Party, Zone 6 Director and Communications Director 2009-2018

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  • B.A , Communications - University of Alabama with a concentration in advertising, minor in studio art.

  • Currently employed as Marketing Director at Central State Bank

  • 2018 graduate of Leadership Shelby County, a 9-month program which invites government, business, civic and community leaders to take a comprehensive look at Shelby County, and what it takes to make it operate, grow, and prosper.

  • 2014 graduate of the YourTown Alabama program, a 2-day workshop which focuses on the role of design in community planning. The workshop course material addresses a range of issues in rural community planning, with special emphasis on the process by which rural communities construct a vision about their future, evaluate natural and cultural assets, and implement decisions about how their community should look and function.


Laura and her husband, T.J., Engineering Manager of Manufacturing at Fitz-Thors Engineering, have been married 14 years, and have two children: Anna Kate (13) and John Marshall (9). Both children attend Helena's public schools and are involved in Helena's rec league and school sports programs. The family lives in the Old Cahaba neighborhood, and attends Riverchase United Methodist Church, where Laura teaches the 4 year old Sunday School class.

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“(Laura’s) always been a supporter of the city’s youth and youth involvement. I’m proud to say she’s helped shape me and the city I’ve grown up calling home!”

Lola Decroes
Helena native and
former President of the
Helena Teen Council

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“Her temperament, enthusiasm, optimism, and vision combine
in a community minded, servant leader benefitting Helena greatly
in her first term.”


Freddy Ard
Immediate Past Chairman,
Shelby County Republican Party
Former Helena City Councilman
Former Shelby County Commissioner



Tel: 205-358-7435
Cell: 334-733-5120
2225 Old Cahaba Pl.
Helena, AL 35080
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