Dr. John F. Knight, Jr.


Dr. Knight Serves as State Representative for Alabama’s 77th house district, since 1993 and continues to serve on the Ways and Means General Fund, Health (Ranking Minority Member) Montgomery County Legislation committees. A decorated Vietnam War veteran and champion of quality-of-life issues such as decent wages, adequate health care, affordable housing and quality public education, Knight served as a member of the Montgomery County Commission from 1980-1992. He also serves on a number of boards, including the Montgomery Housing Authority, Montgomery Improvement Association, Southern Development Council and Kershaw YMCA. He is Chairman of the Montgomery County Democratic Conference and a member of Leadership Montgomery and Leadership Alabama. Currently employed as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Alabama State University, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree from ASU in 1974 and an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Alabama A&M University. Chairman Knight enjoys family life and is an avid golfer.

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