Parker Griffith

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Parker Griffith is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, from the 5th District of Alabama. He is a retired radiation oncologist and small business owner, elected to the the Alabama State Senate in 2006 and to Congress in 2008. First elected in 2008, running as a Democrat, he is changing his affiliation to the U.S. Republican Party.[1]

In June 2009, he met with LTG Ronald Burgess, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, to emphasize the importance of the Redstone Arsenal Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC) in ballistic missile defense.[2]

Dr. Griffith voted against the H.R. 3962 House health care bill in November 2009.


Located in northern Alabama, much of the district is rural, but contains Huntsville, Alabama with the Marshall Space Flight Center and Redstone Arsenal.



2008 Election

Candidate Party Vote total Percentage
Parker Griffith Democrat 158,324 51.52%
Wayne Parker Republican 147,314 47.94%

Source: Federal Election Results - final official tally


  1. Chris Cizilla (22 December 2009), "Alabama Democrat to switch parties", Washington Post
  2. Parker Griffith (9 June 2009), Griffith Presses Defense Intelligence Agency over MSIC Future