Allen Farley

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Allen Farley (born c. 1952 in Bessemer) is a retired former Assistant Sheriff for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and current Representative of District 15 in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Farley attended Jefferson State Junior College and Jacksonville State University. He began his career in law enforcement as an officer with the Bessemer Police Department in 1973 and moved to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in 1977. From 1990 to 1998 he served as a liaison to Jefferson County Schools, but was fired by then-Sheriff Jim Woodward.

Farley was rehired by the department as Assistant Sheriff to Mike Hale in 2003. He held that post for seven years before retiring on March 1, 2010. In 2004 he completed a course of study at the FBI National Academy.

Farley won his present office in the 2010 general election, defeating incumbent Pat Moore in the Republican primary. He is currently vice-chairman of the House Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security and chair of the subcommittees on criminal justice and public safety. He has co-sponsored legislation dealing with immigration, lethal injection and abortion. He reported campaign donations from the Alabama Education Association, Alabama Trucking Association, Alabama Rural Electric Association and Alabama Power Company.

Farley chairs the Auxiliary Board of the Jefferson County Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center and is a member of Grace Life Baptist Church in McCalla.

He and his wife, Murial have three daughters and 11 grandchildren.

Preceded by:
Pat Moore
Alabama State Representative, District 15
2010 - present
Succeeded by:


  • Wolfson, Hannah (June 1, 2010) "Incumbent Pat Moore loses House District 15 race to Allen Farley." The Birmingham News

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