Susan D. Parker
Susan has held two statewide elected positions in Alabama. Alabama Public Service Commission (2006-2010) and State Auditor of the State of Alabama (1998-2002). In 2002, Susan became the first woman in Alabama to be nominated for the U.S. Senate when she became the Democratic nominee against Sen. Jeff Sessions.
Prior to public office, Susan spent 25 years in higher education, retiring as Chief Development Officer from Athens State University. Dr. Parker started her career at Calhoun Community College at the age of 16 working as a file clerk. She worked full time and attended night school for 13 years to obtain 4 college degrees including a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama.
Susan currently works as a consultant, motivational speaker and writer. She serves as an elder at the Rogersville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She and her husband, Paul, live on Elk River in Rogersville.