Corey Harbison

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Corey Patrick Harbison

Alabama State Representative
for District 12 (Cullman County)
Incumbent
Assumed office 
November 5, 2014
Preceded by Mac Buttram

Mayor of Good Hope, Alabama
In office
2008–2014

Born 1986
Citizenship American
Political party Republican
Residence Good Hope
Cullman County

Corey Patrick Harbison (born 1986) is a former mayor of rural Good Hope,  Alabama, who has since 2014 represented District 12 in the Alabama House of Representatives. A Republican, his district is entirely within Cullman County in the northern portion of his state.

Little is available from Project Vote Smart on Harbison's background.[1] Intelius.com indicates that he is 31 as of October 2017 and has worked at Hope High School, presumably Good Hope High School.[2] In the Republican runoff primary in 2014, Harbison, in his second term as mayor, unseated the incumbent one-term Representative Mac Buttram, a retired United Methodist pastor. Harbison was then unopposed in the November 4 general election.[3] Harbison based his campaign on conservative themes, particularly his call to repeal Common Core in Alabama.[4]

Harbison serves on these House committees: (1) Boards, Agencies, and Commissions, (2) Constitution, Campaigns, and Elections, and (3) Economic Development and Tourism.[1]

In 2015, Representative Harbison voted to establish public charter schools in Alabama and to permit the home schooled to participate in public school athletic events. He voted against the increase in the cigarette tax, which passed the House, 52-46. In 2016, Harbison voted to forbid the sale of fetal tissue or to permit its use in research, and he opposed dilation abortions in Alabama. He did not vote for the funding for new prison facilities, but the bill passed the House, 52-33. In 2017, he voted to authorize midwives to practice in his state. He voted to reduce the time for appeals from inmates on death row. He voted to prohibit alteration or removal of historic monuments. He voted to prohibit judicial override of sentencing guidelines.[5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Corey Harbison's Biography. Retrieved on October 20, 2017.
  2. Corey Patrick Harbison. Intelius.com. Retrieved on October 20, 2017.
  3. Corey Harbison. Ballotpedia.org. Retrieved on October 20, 2017.
  4. William Thornton (July 15, 2014). Challenger Corey Harbison defeats Mac Buttram in House District 12 race. AL.com. Retrieved on October 28, 2017.
  5. Corey Harbison's Voting Records. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 20, 2017.