- This article is about the legislator. For other uses, see Mary Moore (disambiguation).
Mary Moore (born July 23, 1948 in Birmingham) is a member of the Alabama House of Representatives representing District 59.
Moore completed a bachelor of science at Tuskegee University in 1970, earned a certificate in medical technology at UAB in 1971, and completed a master's in business administration at Alabama A&M University in 1983. From 1971 to 2000 she worked as a medical technologist for the Birmingham VA Medical Center. She served on the Birmingham Board of Education from 1998 to 2002. She is a former president of the Acipco-Finley neighborhood and also served on the Birmingham Industrial Water Board and the board of the Birmingham Trade Mart.
In the 2002 general election, Moore challenged one-term incumbent William Parker for the District 59 seat in the State Legislature. She was re-elected in 2006 and 2010.
Moore has been criticized for making controversial statements. In 2012 she used the term "retarded" to insult Birmingham News education reporter Marie Leech. In 2013 she described the Alabama Accountability Act as establishing "the new confederacy, where a bunch of white men are now going to take over black schools."
In 2016, Moore was one of the lead proponents in the Jefferson County Legislative Delegation for amending the Mayor-Council Act to give the Mayor of Birmingham additional powers.
Moore is a member of Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church. She has one son, Michael.
|Alabama State Representative, District 59
- Kennedy, Joey (March 7, 2013) "State Rep. Mary Moore once again opens mouth, inserts foot." The Birmingham News
- Cason, Mike (April 13, 2016) "Committee approves bill to change Birmingham mayor-council law." The Birmingham News
- Mary Moore at legislature.state.al.us
- Mary Moore at ballotpedia.org