Cam Ward

Cam Ward State Senator from Alabaster, Alabama. A wonderful wife Lindsey & a great daughter Riley. Happy with life! Official web site- www.camward.com

State Senator Cam Ward is an Attorney who specializes in economic development and has always been dedicated to whatever cause he committed himself to. Born in Milton, Florida, Cam went to public school in Bradford County, Florida and was captain of his high school track team where he set five school records in distance running. Cam first became interested in public service when he volunteered to serve on the first Student Government Association ever created at his middle school. At the time he felt like there were many problems with facilities but no one would listen to the students concerns. To this day Cam’s motivation for being involved in public service is that he feels that too many problems exist in our community and so many public officials do not listen to those they represent to address those problems. In 1989, Cam received a Leadership Scholarship to Troy University. He quickly got involved in student activities, first as a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, then later served two terms as President of the Troy University Student Government Association. In between, Cam was active in several academic honor societies related to his studies in International Relations. During Cam’s last year at Troy he rose to become State Vice- Chairman for Alabama College Republicans, where he was active in volunteering for different conservative candidates across Alabama. In 1993, Cam was admitted to Cumberland School of Law. In law school, Cam excelled in Constitutional, Corporate and Criminal law. This would serve him well during his later service in the Legislature. Upon graduation from Cumberland, Cam was admitted to the Alabama State Bar, where he has served on numerous committees over the years. Cam frequently visits Cumberland each year to address classes of students on the law and was named Cumberland Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 2011. His dedication to the practice of law led him to be appointed Deputy Attorney General by former Attorney General Bill Pryor. In his work, Cam was assigned to the Alabama State Auditor’s office where he served as legal counsel. Later he went to work as Assistant Secretary of State dealing with election laws and corporate filings. Then after moving to Shelby County, Cam returned back home to work for Congressman Spencer Bachus as his District Director. The Wards bought their first home together in Alabaster during the peak of the county’s continued growth in 1996. 083A8943.jpg In 2000, Cam was selected for a Marshall Memorial Fellowship in Europe. He studied at several capitols throughout Europe including the European Parliament in Brussels. His studies abroad led him to participate in other international organizations such as the Spain-U.S. Council and the American Council of Young Political Leaders. Cam enjoys the opportunity to learn from other cultures and communities throughout the world. These experiences have helped him to see the different role public service plays in democratic societies as well as to understand the strengths and weaknesses of certain government institutions. Cam returned to the practice of law in 2001, where he was hired to head up the economic development efforts for the City of Alabaster. He has worked with local leaders for over a decade now to expand Alabaster’s retail shopping base by over 1.5 million square feet. In addition to his work in economic development Cam has also volunteered countless hours on various community boards of directors. Some of these causes have included the Glenwood Autism Center, the YMCA of Alabaster, Leadership Shelby County and other non-profit organizations. In 2009, Cam was recognized by Easter Seals of America for being one of its nationwide elected officials of the year. Cam received this honor as a result of his work to raise awareness about Autism. In 2002, Cam's daughter Riley was born. She attends public school in Alabaster where she is involved in many community activities. Shortly after Riley’s birth Cam was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives where he served for two terms. In 2010, he was elected to the Alabama Senate representing parts of Shelby, Bibb, Chilton, Hale and Jefferson County. He was re-elected in 2012. As a conservative Republican, Cam believes in limited government as well as strong protections for our 2nd Amendment rights. Cam has been active in many legislative issues over the years including the sponsorship of stronger ethics laws and pro-growth measures that reduced the amount of government regulation in the private sector. In 2011, during Cam’s first year in the Senate he and others led the passage of the most comprehensive package of tort reform measures in over a decade. In 2015, Cam was recognized nationally for his work on reforming Alabama’s criminal justice system. During his time in public service Cam has been recognized by various conservative groups for his work. He prides himself on staying close contact with his constituents and always being accessible to them. This relationship with those he represents was highlighted in the Mobile Press in 2013, when it was noted that Cam was one of the most active public officials on social media, which Cam believes helps him stay in touch with his constituents and their needs. Cam is married to the former Lindsey Clements and he has one daughter, Riley.

Thank you Gov Ivey for signing our bill into law that will remove government barriers to those seeking to get a job once...
07/11/2019

Thank you Gov Ivey for signing our bill into law that will remove government barriers to those seeking to get a job once they get out of prison. Occupational license barriers on people trying get job only creates more problems for our overburdened criminal justice system.

Thank you Governor Kay Ivey for providing #SecondChances to Alabamians seeking work after incarceration by signing SB163 into law. Thank you to Sen. Cam Ward for sponsoring & Representative Chris England for pushing through the House.

Congratulation to the 2019-20 Chilton County Peach Queens. Lindsey and I enjoyed being with you at the Peach Parade toda...
06/29/2019

Congratulation to the 2019-20 Chilton County Peach Queens. Lindsey and I enjoyed being with you at the Peach Parade today!!

This report by the Council of State Governments is very timely since we are working on the current prison crisis in Alab...
06/24/2019
New Analysis Shows How Parole and Probation Violations Significantly Impact States’ Prison Populations and Budgets | CSG Justice Center

This report by the Council of State Governments is very timely since we are working on the current prison crisis in Alabama as pointed out by a federal judge and the US Dept of Justice. In the US today on any given day our prison systems house over 280,000 people for technical violations (you are on probation and you failed to show up on time for your drug test, you failed to pay a fine on time, etc, but did not commit a new crime). The total cost of this to the states has been over $9 Billion. In Idaho for example over 62% of their entire prison population are technical offenders. For once Alabama is a bright spot in a national report. We are the second lowest in the nation in housing technical violators in our prison system at just 2% of our entire population and our recidivism (recommitting a crime) rate has dropped by 7% since these changes occurred. We still have a long way to go to comply with the federal courts in fixing our prison problems but at least this is one area we have made progress.

New data released today by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, with support from Arnold Ventures, reveals the startling extent to which

Great time being roasted at the Shelby County GOP Dinner. Enjoyed all the great stories and also visiting with three of ...
06/22/2019

Great time being roasted at the Shelby County GOP Dinner. Enjoyed all the great stories and also visiting with three of our US Senate candidates tonight. Thank you all for being there!

Proud to have worked my friend Rep. Proncey on this piece of legislation. This family worked many hours and days on this...
06/19/2019
Lisa's Law blocks felons' profiting from crime shows

Proud to have worked my friend Rep. Proncey on this piece of legislation. This family worked many hours and days on this legislation in Montgomery and I am glad their hard work paid off.

True crime sells.There seems to be a fascination with recounting criminal cases in books, movies, countless TV shows and podcasts, and it shows no signs

Thank you Governor Ivey for your efforts to reform our education system in Alabama and your support for increasing the l...
06/11/2019

Thank you Governor Ivey for your efforts to reform our education system in Alabama and your support for increasing the legislature’s proposal to raise teacher pay in our state. Proud to be a part of a bi-partisan coalition to join her in this effort today.

I have worked a lot on criminal justice reform over the years. I believe we need a more just system for many of those wh...
06/04/2019
Alabaster murder case sparked bill to reform Pardons and Paroles - Shelby County Reporter

I have worked a lot on criminal justice reform over the years. I believe we need a more just system for many of those who have made mistakes in life and who are ready to be productive, law-abiding citizens again. Another effort at sentencing reform is underway now. I also believe the criminal justice system must keep public safety as a top priority. Our Pardon & Parole system is broken when it allows someone who was a violent offender and had over 37 infractions (including two escape attempts) to be granted early parole. This is not justice. This legislation to reform how our Pardon & Parole Board deals with the most violent offenders was needed for public safety as well as the victims of crime.

A bill sponsored by state Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, to reform Alabama’s Board of Pardons and Paroles had its origins in the wake of an Alabaster murder case involving the death of a Chevron gas station clerk in 2016.

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Thank you to the Alabama Senate and House for giving final passage to my bill which breaks down the barriers for those f...
05/30/2019
Bill loosening work restrictions on formerly incarcerated people passes House and Senate

Thank you to the Alabama Senate and House for giving final passage to my bill which breaks down the barriers for those formerly incarcerated in getting a job. It is incredibly short-sighted for government to impose restrictions on someone who has paid their price to society and now want to work and be alas abiding taxpaying citizen. We should all strive to make sure everyone who was incarcerated and wants to work at least has the opportunity to apply for a job to work. It has proven to reduce recidivism.

The Alabama State Senate gave final passage to Senate Bill 163, a measure that removes many of the work restrictions that currently face people who have served the entirety of their prison sentence and paid

Human Trafficking continues to be a big problem in Alabama that is seldom discussed with the largest group of victims be...
05/28/2019

Human Trafficking continues to be a big problem in Alabama that is seldom discussed with the largest group of victims being between the ages of 11-14. I am glad to work with a bi-partisan group on this package of bills to increase penalties for those who engage in Human Trafficking in our state.

Another moving Memorial Day ceremony at the Alabama National Cemetery. Thank you to everyone who made the ultimate sacri...
05/27/2019

Another moving Memorial Day ceremony at the Alabama National Cemetery. Thank you to everyone who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedoms we all enjoy in this nation.

The 2019 Alabama Legislative Session is coming to an end next week (hopefully). I always joke that my office is a mini-N...
05/24/2019

The 2019 Alabama Legislative Session is coming to an end next week (hopefully). I always joke that my office is a mini-Noah’s Ark. I have a little bit of everything hanging out in there. This session was no exception. I had some great friends from Myanmar who served their fellowship in my office this session. They were on hand today when we passed my Collateral Consequences bill which breaks down barriers for those formerly incarcerated from getting jobs. A good day.

Glad to have the Chilton County Queens back at the State Capitol today. They all represent Chilton County well. Thanks f...
05/21/2019

Glad to have the Chilton County Queens back at the State Capitol today. They all represent Chilton County well. Thanks for coming to visit!

My 18th Helena Buck Creek Festival. Clements first festival and it was a great one as usual. A lot of great memories wit...
05/11/2019

My 18th Helena Buck Creek Festival. Clements first festival and it was a great one as usual. A lot of great memories with these Helena friends over the years. Loved being back with them again!!

Serving on the Senate Confirmations Committee I have the honor to confirm appointments by the Governor to state boards a...
05/08/2019

Serving on the Senate Confirmations Committee I have the honor to confirm appointments by the Governor to state boards and commissions. Today was a special day because I got to confirm my friend and constituent Mitch Kemmer to the Board of Trustees for the Alabama School for the Deaf & Blind. He will serve our state well.

The students involved in the Technology Student Association at Jemison High School have been recognized statewide in mul...
05/08/2019

The students involved in the Technology Student Association at Jemison High School have been recognized statewide in multiple categories. Congrats on your hard work. I am proud of your accomplishments.

Rep Weaver & I joined the Jemison High School FFA today I’m supporting their efforts to compete at their national conv...
05/07/2019

Rep Weaver & I joined the Jemison High School FFA today I’m supporting their efforts to compete at their national convention. Year after year this program is nationally recognized for their great work. They represent our community well.

The Legislative Delegation representing the University of Montevallo we’re proud to recognize Dr Richard Cummings toni...
05/04/2019

The Legislative Delegation representing the University of Montevallo we’re proud to recognize Dr Richard Cummings tonight as he prepared to address the university graduates tomorrow. As an alumni of Montevallo his international work in health care is a real tribute to the quality of education this institution provides.

Congratulations to Alabaster based Specification Rubber Products for being named one of the 2019 Alabama Manufacturers o...
05/01/2019

Congratulations to Alabaster based Specification Rubber Products for being named one of the 2019 Alabama Manufacturers of the Year. Proud to have this great company in my district.

It’s been an honor to serve as President of the Alabama Law Institute over the last 9 years. I was very fortunate in c...
04/30/2019

It’s been an honor to serve as President of the Alabama Law Institute over the last 9 years. I was very fortunate in college to work as an intern for this organization. Having the opportunity to speak to this new group of interns brings back a lot of good memories. Glad to see they are stepping up and getting involved in civic process.

Proud to have the Chilton County Peach Queens at the Alabama State House today. You all represent your community well!!
04/17/2019

Proud to have the Chilton County Peach Queens at the Alabama State House today. You all represent your community well!!

Thank you to the Greater Birmingham Teenage Republicans for hosting a Question & Answer session with county and state of...
04/16/2019

Thank you to the Greater Birmingham Teenage Republicans for hosting a Question & Answer session with county and state officials. Real proud of the tough questions you all had for us. Great event!

Congrats to the Helena High School Sports Medicine program for your statewide recognition. This is a fantastic program a...
04/16/2019

Congrats to the Helena High School Sports Medicine program for your statewide recognition. This is a fantastic program and I’m honored to work with you.

Thank you to the Alabama Sheriff’s Association for your advocacy in Montgomery. Always good to see my friend Sheriff J...
04/10/2019

Thank you to the Alabama Sheriff’s Association for your advocacy in Montgomery. Always good to see my friend Sheriff John Samaniego back in town discussing public safety issues.

This is an issue I have been trying to raise awareness about for some time. I know working on improving our criminal jus...
04/07/2019
DOJ says Alabama prisons likely in violation of Constitution

This is an issue I have been trying to raise awareness about for some time. I know working on improving our criminal justice system isn't exactly politically popular but this report clearly lays out the consequences of ignoring this problem. Everyone has simple answers to this very complex problem. In the end it will require about 5 or 6 different angles to tackle this issue. It remains a top priority for me going forward.

The U.S. Department of Justice launched an investigation of the Alabama prison system in October 2016.

Bibb County kicked off their local start of the Alabama Bicentennial today with the grand opening of their exhibit in Ce...
04/06/2019

Bibb County kicked off their local start of the Alabama Bicentennial today with the grand opening of their exhibit in Centreville. Kudos to all of the teachers and volunteers who put together this wonderful event.

It was fun to have so many students from Chilton Co High School visit the State House this week. I enjoyed our Question ...
04/05/2019

It was fun to have so many students from Chilton Co High School visit the State House this week. I enjoyed our Question & Answer time and the chance to show you around.

Glad to see this bill that helps local govt retirees move forward.
04/03/2019

Glad to see this bill that helps local govt retirees move forward.

SB147, allowing local governments the opportunity to provide Tier I benefits to their employees, received a favorable report in Senate committee today.
Pictured are co-sponsor Cam Ward (R- Alabaster) and bill sponsor Jabo Waggoner (R- Vestavia Hills) with attending firefighters, ARSEA/APEAL Assistant Executive Director Lauren Hodge and Association of County Commissions of Alabama Governmental Affairs Manager Chase Cobb.

I think more transparency in government can only be a good thing for our state. I hope that we are successful in our eff...
04/03/2019
This open records bill would make Alabama ... better

I think more transparency in government can only be a good thing for our state. I hope that we are successful in our effort to overhaul the open records laws in Alabama.

Legal overhaul would make Alabama a leader in open government

Thank you Shelby County Chamber of Commerce members for allowing me to address you at lunch today about the current legi...
04/02/2019

Thank you Shelby County Chamber of Commerce members for allowing me to address you at lunch today about the current legislative session. Always glad to have you back in Montgomery. #alpolitics

Mechelle Hollifield does a great job as Principal at Brent Elementary School. I’m proud to work with her on the writin...
03/22/2019

Mechelle Hollifield does a great job as Principal at Brent Elementary School. I’m proud to work with her on the writing program she is putting in place for her students.

The Helena Teen Council makes an annual visit with their legislators in Montgomery. I enjoyed joining them along with Re...
03/20/2019

The Helena Teen Council makes an annual visit with their legislators in Montgomery. I enjoyed joining them along with Reps Matt Fridy, Farley, & Mooney in their question and answer session. Great group of young leaders!

Good to see so many friends and parents back in Montgomery for the annual Autism Day in Montgomery. Thank you to all of ...
03/19/2019

Good to see so many friends and parents back in Montgomery for the annual Autism Day in Montgomery. Thank you to all of these wonderful advocates for raising awareness and acceptance for those on the spectrum. You are all heroes!!

I appreciate the Alabama State Employees Retirees Association for having me speak at your meeting today. I enjoyed the q...
03/19/2019

I appreciate the Alabama State Employees Retirees Association for having me speak at your meeting today. I enjoyed the questions about a potential for a lottery and the Retirement System of Alabama.

I look forward to working to move these bills out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Great job Sen. Elliott and Rep. Sel...
03/14/2019
Alabama legislators bring bills to protect first responders, law enforcement

I look forward to working to move these bills out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Great job Sen. Elliott and Rep. Sells in supporting our law enforcement officers.

When the regular session of the Alabama legislature reconvenes on Tuesday, respective bills to make killing first responders a capital offense and add...

Thorsby High School teachers and parents do a great job providing this best for their students and kids. Was glad to sup...
03/05/2019

Thorsby High School teachers and parents do a great job providing this best for their students and kids. Was glad to support them on their upcoming trip to Washington, DC. Enjoyed being back with you today!

Proud to support Alabama School Resource Officer Assocaition as the improve training for officers working in our schools...
02/26/2019

Proud to support Alabama School Resource Officer Assocaition as the improve training for officers working in our schools. Thank you for all that you do to protect our kids in school. You are the front line and I appreciate your service!!

My 20th year serving on the AL GOP State Executive Committee. Good to be with my colleagues Sen Clay Scofield & Rep Kyle...
02/23/2019

My 20th year serving on the AL GOP State Executive Committee. Good to be with my colleagues Sen Clay Scofield & Rep Kyle South as we congratulate GOP Party Chair Terry Lathan on her re-election today.

Thank you to the Greater Shelby County Chamber for hosting the annual Legislative Delegation Luncheon today. We have a l...
02/21/2019

Thank you to the Greater Shelby County Chamber for hosting the annual Legislative Delegation Luncheon today. We have a lot of issues coming up this session. I am proud to be chairman of the Senate delegation and with local members that works closely together on the issues in our community. Thank you for allowing us to represent you.

Big crowd tonight at Second Chance Month discussion on criminal justice reform. Enjoyed serving on a bi-partisan panel o...
02/20/2019

Big crowd tonight at Second Chance Month discussion on criminal justice reform. Enjoyed serving on a bi-partisan panel on why it’s important for the Christian community to support criminal justice reform efforts. Thank you to the Church of Brook Hills and all the volunteers who made this event possible.

Thank you Gov Ivey for meeting with local and state legislative members from Pelham today regarding the historic nationa...
02/15/2019

Thank you Gov Ivey for meeting with local and state legislative members from Pelham today regarding the historic national HEROES firefighters experience facility that will make Pelham its home. The state, county and local governments are all proud to have you chose Alabama as your home!

Proud to support the Birmingham Sidewalk Film Festival. A great cultural amenity for the greater Birmingham community. A...
02/13/2019

Proud to support the Birmingham Sidewalk Film Festival. A great cultural amenity for the greater Birmingham community. A great group of folks bringing more entertainment to our community.

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