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John H. Merrill, American state legislator. Member of National Education Association(member since 2000), Alabama Education Association(member since 2000).


Merrill was born in Wedowee, Alabama, and raised in Heflin, Alabama. His father served as the Cleburn County Circuit Clerk and a Probate Judge.


He graduated from Cleburne County High School and the University of Alabama.


National account executive Randall Public Company, 1988—1990. Board advisor Tuscaloosa Solid Waste Disposal Authority, 1990—1991. Assistant director The Tuscaloosa County Industrial Authority, 1990—1993.

Member Tuscaloosa County Schools Drug Free Schools Advisory Council, 1991—1994. Governmental affairs intern Chamber of Commerce West Alabama, 1987—1988, director, business development, 1993—1994. Member Tuscaloosa County Schools Vocational Advisory Council, 1993—1994.

Director, Community Relations and Community Education Tuscaloosa County Board of Education, since 1994. Member National Community Education Association, 1995—2000, Tuscaloosa County Schools Audit Education Advisory Council, 1995—2002, Alabama Community Education Association, since 1995, Tuscaloosa County Education Association, since 2000. President Alabama School Communicator's Association, 2000—2001, 2009.

Member State Republican Executive Committee, since 2009. Chairman Republican Party, 2009. Southeast vice president National School Public Relations Association, since 2009.

Chairman The Children's Trust Fund Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, since 2010. Member District 62 Alabama House of Representatives, since 2011.


  • In the Republican Party primary election in June 2014, Merrill finished in first, advancing to a runoff election in July, which he won.


Christians should seek to apply their spiritual and moral values to the political process rather than politicize the church.


Your desires, ambitions, goals, and purpose change as you begin to enjoy a close walk with a living God. During this change, the outward begins to reflect the inward and is something you will neither fear nor regret, but embrace.


Member of National Education Association(member since 2000), Alabama Education Association(member since 2000).


Married Cindy Merrill. Children: Allie Grace Merrill, Brooks Merrill.

Cindy Merrill

Brooks Merrill

Allie Grace Merrill