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Phil Riddick
District Five Commissioner

5th Annual Education Celebration-Saturday, August 8, 2014 --8am-Noon

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South Huntsville Urban District which includes everything south of Governors Drive and north of Green Cove Road and west to Redstone Arsenal and east to the ridge of Green Mountain. This includes over Cecil Ashburn Drive to Hampton Cove, the Ledges and Greenwhyche area.

District 5 schools: Huntsville City Schools - Challenger Middle, Challenger Elementary, Mountain Gap P-8, Weatherly Elementary, Grissom High School, Hampton Cove Middle, Hampton Cove Elementary, Whitesburg P-8, Chaffee Elementary, Jones Valley Elementary, Huntsville High School

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Commissioner Phil Riddick is serving his second term as the District 5 Commissioner.  He was first appointed by Governor Bob Riley on January 4, 2011 to serve the remainder of Mo Brooks term when Mo was elected to Congress.  Commissioner Riddick was elected to his second term in office in the November 2012 General Election.

Phil works at Bill Poole Realty, a commercial real estate brokerage firm.  He has more than 25 years of sales experience in real estate, computer and industrial supply industries.  His latest venture includes the opening of Strings Studio in South Huntsville.  He is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Business Administration/Marketing.

Community involvement has always played an important role in Phil’s life.  He is currently serving as a member of the State Employees Health Insurance Board and is the first member to be appointed from Madison County.  He is Past President of the Huntsville Metro Kiwanis Club, Past President of Huntsville Youth Orchestra, a member of the Association of County Commissioners serving on the Legislative Committee, past chair of the South Huntsville Civic Association’s political action committee, past Vice President for Mountain Gap Elementary PTA, and past Vice President of Legislation and Advocacy for the Huntsville Council of PTAs.  He previously served eight years on the Madison County Republican Executive Committee and as an ambassador for the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce.

Phil and his wife Rebecca DeWine Riddick have been married for 23 years and have one son, Steven, who is a senior at Birmingham Southern College.

Public service is a family tradition in the Riddick family.  Commissioner Riddick’s father Frank Riddick is a former Madison County probate judge, former state legislator and former Huntsville city councilman.  Commissioner Riddick’s grandfather served as the county’s sheriff. 

Commissioner Riddick has made his home in South Huntsville and is committed to preserving the excellent quality of life found in South Huntsville.


B.S.B.A., Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, 1981
Major: Business Administration/Marketing


University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama, 1998
Project Management Certification

CCIM - Certified Commercial Investment Member


Alabama Real Estate License

Advanced Coursework:

Contract Management
APICS - CIRM, Logistics Review Course
APICS - CIRM, Customer and Products Review Course
Sales Negotiations

Civic And Government Involvement:

Past President, Metro Kiwanis
Past President, Huntsville Youth Orchestra
Leadership Huntsville - Graduate Focus Class 25
Association of County Commissioners of Alabama - Legislative Committee - Finance and Taxation Subcommittee Chair
Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, Former Ambassador
Huntsville Metro Kiwanis, Past Vice President, Past Secretary and Board Member
Huntsville Youth Orchestra, Past Vice President
Cub Scout Pack 368, Past Committee Chairman (2002-2005)
South Huntsville Civic Association - Past PAC Committee Chairman (2010)
Huntsville Council of PTAs - Past Vice President (2005-06 & 2006-07)
Mountain Gap Elementary PTA - Past Vice President (2003-04 & 2004-05)
Madison County Republican Men's Club - Past Board Member (2001-2008)
Past Member of Madison County Republican Executive Committee (2001-2008)

Commissioner Phil Riddick

District Five Office
Office 256-532-3497
Fax 256-532-3700
Mobile 256-658-3377
100 Northside Square
Courthouse 6th Floor Room 627
Huntsville, Alabama 35801

Becky Vansant, Administrative Assistant 256-532-3497

If you have any questions please email us at or call 256-532-3497.