As Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party, I would like to welcome you to our website! It is my privilege to lead Republicans in the fairest and most conservative state in the nation. Good leadership begins with setting the right example, and I pledge to honor and uphold the Republican platform, exemplifying the integrity, work ethic and transparency we expect from all of our leaders.
There is no doubt that our Party embodies the values that most Alabama voters hold dear, and as Chairman it is my duty to make sure that our Party and our Republican office-holders hold true to those conservative principles. It is also my job to listen to the concerns and ideas of our committee members and volunteers, as it is their work and dedication that makes our party the effective organization that it is.
I am grateful for the trust you have placed in me, and I am excited about leading our Party forward with unity, forthrightness and adherence to the conservative tenets we were founded upon.
Chairman Armistead’s Bio
Bill Armistead is a long-time Republican and got his start in politics as a college student when he started the Samford University College Republican Club. His interest in Republican politics began with Sen. Barry Goldwater’s Campaign for President in 1964. After working in many campaigns for other candidates, Bill was named the Chief Economic Advisor by Governor Guy Hunt. He served from 1988 to 1993 and his primary responsibility was to oversee the economic development efforts in the state. In 1994, Bill was elected State Senator for Senate District 14 which included Shelby, Chilton and Bibb counties. He served two terms in the Alabama Senate including one term as Chairman of the Republican Senate Caucus. Bill was the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 2002. He has been a member of the Alabama Republican State Executive Committee since 1993 and served as the Vice Chairman for 14 years prior to being elected Chairman in 2011.
Bill has served in executive management positions with several companies including: Saunders Leasing System, Hanna Steel Corporation; and Fidelity National Information Services, all in Birmingham. He also spent several years in Philadelphia where he was Vice President and General Manager for McDonnell Douglas Transportation Services.
Bill and Emily reside in Columbiana and are members of Briarwood Presbyterian Church where Bill serves as Elder. They have two children and five grandchildren, all of Birmingham.