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Todd Mitchem has announced his candidacy as a Republican in the Alabama State House of Representatives (District 26). A native of Marshall County, Mitchem owns and manages several properties for himself and his family in Albertville and Gulf Shores / Orange Beach. He is also a former high school and college teacher.
Over the past 10 years, Mitchem has been very involved in the community working with Marshall County CASA; he served on the board of directors for almost five years. This organization takes care of the elderly and homebound. He is also chairman of CASA’s largest fundraising committee, leading their annual golf tournament which provides a substantial portion of the operating budget. Mitchem is also an active board member of the Shephard’s Cove Hospice Foundation.
When asked why he was looking for this office, Mitchem said, “I work to do whatever I can to help the people of Marshall County. I have been able to provide a lot of services through my work with CASA and Hospice. The opportunity to serve more people in an even greater capacity is the reason why I decided to participate in this race for the state representative. “
Mitchem is a graduate of Albertville High School and Snead State Community College, where he earned an associate’s degree in pre-law. He holds a BA in Political Science, with minors in History and Business, from Auburn University. Mitchem also holds two MAs, a MA in Secondary Education from the University of Southern Alabama and an MA in Liberal Arts with concentrations in Political Science, History and Geography from Jacksonville State University.
Mitchem said, “As a longtime resident of Marshall County, I know the values of our people and what our community needs to grow and prosper. I believe I can make a difference to improve people’s lives, given the opportunity to serve.
Mitchem is the son of Jill Tate Mitchem and the late Senator Hinton Mitchem. He reached the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 17. During his studies, he interned with Senator Richard Shelby in the United States Senate and with Congressman Tom Bevill in the United States House of Representatives. He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Albertville.