About Senator Brewbaker
Dick Brewbaker is the President and CEO of Brewbaker Motors, a 3rd generation family business which was founded in 1941 by W.S. Brewbaker, Sr.
He has been married to the former Ruth Wible for 20 years, and they have 5 children: David, Tom, Mac, Ben and Alex.
Dick is a Graduate of Montgomery Academy, and Vanderbilt University.
He was a high school history teacher at Trinity Presbyterian School and The Montgomery Academy, and a volunteer wrestling coach at Georgia Washington Junior High School prior to taking over operational control of Brewbaker Motors.
Dick got involved in politics as an education reformer, working as state director of SCORE 100, which advocated for education reform, and local control of schools. Through his efforts, Governor Fob James adopted many of the changes suggested by SCORE 100 as part of the education platform for his successful election as Alabama’s 2nd Republican Governor since Reconstruction in 1994.
Governor James then appointed Dick to be his education liason to the Alabama State Legislature, and with the State Board of Education.
Dick was elected as a Republican to represent House District 75 in the Alabama State Legislature from 2003-2007.
His wife, Ruth, is passionately active in causes related to persons with disabilities. She was appointed by Governor Bob Riley to the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities. She is also active in the Joni and Friends Ministry, which provides wheelchairs to disabled and disadvantaged people in developing countries, and various charities relating to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham.
Dick and his family are members of Young Meadows Presbyterian Church where he serves as a Ruling Elder.