About the Madison County Democrats
In line with the stated beliefs of our state party, Madison County Democrats believe in the equality of all people, the power of education, the dignity of work, and our responsibility to each other, especially the least of these.
The job of The Madison County Democratic Executive Committee is to help build the Democratic Party structure within Madison County, register new Democratic voters, help elect Democratic candidates at the local, state and national level, and run an aggressive GOTV (Get Out the Vote) program to elect Democrats to serve the people of Madison County and Alabama. We have developed a long-range plan to recruit, train, and support qualified Democratic candidates at all levels focusing on local as well as State offices.
The Democratic Party of Madison County promotes and supports progressive ideals and candidates throughout our communities. We are working every day to turn Madison County blue, one voter at a time. The work we do strives to improve our schools, help those in need, and build an economy we can be proud of and advance the causes of liberty, and justice for all.
Madison County Democratic Executive Committee
- Chair: Tom Ryan
- Treasurer: Larisa Thomason
- Secretary: Amy Shadoin
Alabama Democrats believe in the equality of all people, the power of education, the dignity of work, and our responsibility to each other, especially the least of these.
State Democratic Executive Committee
The State Democratic Executive Committee is the governing body of the Alabama Democratic Party and includes men and women from all 105 state house districts.
L. Thomas (Tom) Ryan, Jr. was elected Chairman of the Madison County Democratic Executive Committee in August 2014 for a four year term. He is a founding partner of the law firm of Ryan, Hicks, Cumpton & Cumpton, LLP, with offices in Huntsville, Mobile, and Pensacola Florida, and is the managing partner in the firm’s Huntsville office. He and his firm concentrate their practice in the areas of estate planning and probate, elder law, and asset protection.
Mr. Ryan earned his B.S. degree from the University of Alabama and his J.D. degree from the University of Alabama School of Law. He served as a Bar Commissioner for the 23rd Judicial Circuit of Alabama from 2003-2012. Since 1985, he has served as a board member and Chair (2004-2005) of the Huntsville Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Association, a group of volunteer lawyers providing legal advice and representation to low income residents of Madison County.
Tom is also a former board member of the National Children’s Advocacy Center and is a former board member and Chair of FOCAL, the Foster Children’s Alliance.