My name is Pebblin Warren, and I am running for re-election for Alabama House of Representative, District 82.
I grew up in Waynesboro, Ga. in a single-parent household, and came to Alabama in 1970 as a student at Tuskegee Institute where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and a Master’s degree in Education and Student Personnel/Administration. In 1972, I married David Warren, and together we raised two girls, Sharon and Pebblin Davida, as well as David’s two older daughters. We are blessed to have five grandchildren.
For 40 years, until my retirement in 2014, I held high-level positions at Tuskagee University where I was responsible more than $18 million federal dollars, Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education, and AIDT (Alabama Industrial Development Training). I received several awards and recognitions during my professional career. It was during my husband’s 5 terms as Macon Sheriff that I became very involved in the community, working with incarcerated mothers and their children and promoting education. As a result of my community involvement, I was elected State Representative of District 82 in a Special Election in 2005
I hold memberships in the Lee and Macon County ADC, Lee County Voters League, Lee County Democratic Club, and New South Coalition. I am an Elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church Tuskegee, a member of Tuskegee Area Chamber of Commerce, Tuskegee Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., Tuskegee University Board of Trustees, and Auburn University Governmental and Economic Community Development Advisory Council. I have a passion for advocating for both children and seniors. In my spare time, I love to listen to music, gardening, golfing and boating.
Why I am running
We are in dire need of revenue in Alabama and I think that 2019 is the year for revenue generating legislation. There are some great economic developments projects ahead - we’re looking forward to hearing about the Leonardo T-100 project, which will be located right here in Macon County. We are going to need a skilled workforce to build this project, and I can help us meet our goal.
Although the Republicans took over the Legislature in 2010 with a super majority, I understand the dynamics and have managed to work cooperatively with my Republican colleagues, which is critical for our survival as Democrats. I feel as though I can represent our constituency with my knowledge of the system, my high standards of integrity, and my knowledge and understanding of the needs of our people.
More importantly, I want to run for re-election because I love working for the people. To do this job right takes total commitment. I work this job 7 days a week, driving over 400 miles a week, sitting in meetings, reading and researching, and getting home after 10:00 p.m. daily. I am committed to serving, and I look forward to celebrating our wins in District 82.