|Isaac A. Whorton|
Alabama State Representative
for District 38 (Chambers
and Lee counties)
|Assumed office |
November 5, 2014
|Preceded by||DuWayne Bridges|
|Spouse(s)||Macy K. Whorton|
|Children||Avery, Eli, and Kayla Whorton|
|Alma mater|| Auburn University|
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
Isaac A. Whorton (born 1980) is a lawyer from Valley, Alabama, who has since 2014 represented District 38 in the Alabama House of Representatives. A Republican, his district encompasses Chambers and Lee counties in the eastern portion of his state adjacent to the Georgia line.
The son of a schoolteacher mother in Chambers County, Whorton graduated in 2002 from Auburn University in Auburn with a Bachelor of Science in International Business. In 2006, he received his Juris Doctor from the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University in the capital city of Montgomery. Since 2010, he has practiced in Valley in the law office of William G. Harris. He is a former member of the Valley Planning Commission. Whorton and his wife, Macy, have three children, Avery, Eli, Kayla Whorton.
In the Republican primary for House District 38 on June 3, 2014, Sells defeated intra-party rival Randy Price, 2,578 (56.4 percent) to 1,989 (43.6 percent). The position opened when the incumbent Republican DuWayne Bridges, did not seek reelection. Whorton then ran unopposed in the November 4 general election.
Whorton sits on these House committees: (1) Boards, Agencies, and Commissions, (2) Eduction Policy, (3) Lee County Legislation, (4) Local Legislation, and (5) Public Safety and Homeland Security.
In 2015, Representative Whorton voted for the use of electrocution in executions. He voted against the requirement that animal shelters prepare monthly reports. He opposed legislation calling for the establishment of public charter schools in Alabama, a measure which nevertheless passed the House, 58-41. He supported the bill to permit the home schooled to participate in public school athletic events, a measure approved by the full House, 52-43. He voted against increasing the cigarette tax, which still passed the House, 52-46. In 2016, Whorton supported legislation to forbid the sale of fetal tissue or to permit its use in research, and he opposed dilation abortions in Alabama. He opposed additional funding for new prison facilities, a measure which passed the House, 52-33. In 2017, Whorton voted to permit midwives to practice in his state, a measure which won House approval, 84-11. He voted to reduce the time for appeals from inmates on death row. He voted to prohibit alteration or removal of historic monuments, which passed 72-29. He voted to prohibit judicial override of sentencing guidelines, which passed the House, 78-19.