ADDRESS : 11 S Union St #733
Montgomery, AL 36130

MONTGOMERY : 334-261-0855

EMAIL: garlan@senatorgudger.com

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Current Committees

Senate Committees

  • Finance and Taxation Education Committee

  • Governmental Affairs Committee

  • Agricultural Conservation and Forestry Committee

  • Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee

  • Tourism Committee

Appointed Committees

  • Alabama Small Business Commission

  • Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (PACT)

  • Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program-II Committee (ATRIP-II)

Awards & Honors

  • “Hometown Hero Award” from the Alabama League of Municipalities (2019)

  • Top 50 “Up and Coming” Political Figures to Watch by Yellowhammer News (2018)

  • Top 40 over 40 by Alabama magazine (2018)

  • Honored as City Council Member for The Link of Cullman County Dream Big Award (2017)

  • Small Business of the Year Silver Award from the Alabama Retail Association (2016)

  • “Hero of the South” Award from Southern Living magazine (2012)

  • Leadership Alabama Graduate (2011)

  • Small Business of the Year Bronze award from the Alabama Retail Association (2002)

Notable Projects

  • Created the "Round-Up" initiative as chairman of the Cullman Jefferson Gas board in conjunction with area mayors and board members which created consistent funding for The Link of Cullman County and Wellstone Behavioral Health. (previously Cullman Area Mental Health Authority)

  • Developed the "New Start Program," which functioned as a safe haven for transient and permanent homeless persons in our community. This was created in conjunction with the Cullman City Council, The Link of Cullman County, and the Wellstone Behavioral Health. (previously Cullman Area Mental Health Authority)

  • Assisted in establishing local incentives for big-box retail development, industrial recruits world-wide, and the façade improvement program after the tornadoes in 2011

  • Helped research and author conservative legislation dealing with alcohol sales, licensing, and revenue for the first time in over 70 years since Cullman had legal alcohol sales

  • Navigated the City Budget as City Council President through the Great Recession, ultimately obtaining a higher bond rating

  • Lobbied for the successful creation of the largest timber framed structure in Alabama that currently houses Cullman County Farmers Market

  • Started the Downtown Streetscape Project on Highway 31 and Highway 278 - Cullman

Business Collaborations

  • Automatic Seafood and Oysters – Birmingham, AL 

  • Highlands Bar and Grill - Birmingham, AL 

  • Ovenbird Restaurant - Birmingham, AL 

  • Carrigan's Public House - Birmingham, AL 

  • Brick and Tin Restaurant - Birmingham, AL 

  • Real and Rosemary - Birmingham, AL 

  • Little Donkey - Birmingham, AL 

  • Good People Brewing Co. - Birmingham, AL 

  • Rosie's Cantina - Huntsville, AL 

  • Big Bad Breakfast - Florence, AL

  • Jim N Nick's - multiple locations 

  • Westin Hotel - Nashville, TN 

  • Omni Hotel - Nashville, TN 

  • Oak Steakhouse - Nashville, TN 

  • The Sutler Saloon - Nashville, TN 

  • Henrietta Red Restaurant - Nashville, TN 

  • The Honeysuckle - Franklin, TN 

  • Puckett's Grocery – Franklin, TN; Columbia, TN; Murfreesboro, TN; Chattanooga, TN 

  • Mother Angelica / Most Blessed Sacrament – Hanceville, AL 

  • Marty Stuart – personal home 

  • Black Keys – personal home

  • Mike Wolfe - collaborated on personal projects

Guest on American Pickers Show - History Channel "Frank's Follies" (June 2018)