Republican politician who became he U.S. Representative for Alabama's 3rd congressional district in 2003.
He received both his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Masters of Public Administration at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama.
He was the youngest person and the first Republican to join the Calhoun County Commission, doing so when he was only twenty-eight.
He has three children with his wife Beth.
He was a recipient of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's ARMPAC campaign contributions and refused to return the money after DeLay was convicted on charge sof felony money laundering of campaign finances.