MEET RAYFORD


MEET RAYFORD

Candidate for House of Representatives, District 74

Rayford Mack is a native of Mobile, Alabama. He has been married to Dianne Mack since 1993. He attended Toulminville High School in Mobile, Alabama from 1968-1971. He was very active in the student government association during high school. He was elected treasurer of the student council in 1968 as a sophomore. He served as vice president of his junior and senior class; he was member of the junior and senior choir; Thespian Society and captain of the varsity football team his junior and senior year.

He was awarded an athletic scholarship in 1971 to play football at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. He was only able to play football with Texas Southern University for only one year because of medical condition with his back. He remained in the city of Houston working in retail sales in the clothing industry.

He returned to Mobile, Alabama in 1974 to complete his college studies. He graduated from the University of South Alabama in 1978 with B. A. degree in Sociology. While attending University of South Alabama, he was president of the University of South Alabama Sociological Association, was a member of the Black Student Union Association and was Basileus of Zeta Kappa Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Served in the United State Navy from 1978 – to 1981 aboard the USS Talbot FFG-4 as radioman and was stationed in Mayport, Florida. In 1981, the University Of South Alabama Department Of Education accepted him into the graduate studies program in Instructional Design.

He became employed with the State of Alabama Department of Human Resource in 1987 and retired on May 1, 2016. While employed with the Department of Human Resources he worked as a Social Worker in the eligibility division of Aid to Dependent Children. He transferred to the Elmore County Department of Human Resource in 1990 and worked in the ADC and Child Support Division. The State Department of Human Resource was creating a new unit in 1990 and he was transferred to the IV-E Unit in Division of Family and Children Services. In 1992 he became an auditor/investigator with the Office of Quality Control in the Office of Program Integrity. He returned back to the IV-E Unit as a program specialist in 2009 and remained until his retirement in May 2016. He has operated Raymac’s Enterprises, a commercial cleaning service in the Montgomery area since 1995. He has served as the pastor of Mt. Moriah AME Zion Church in Montgomery, Alabama since 2011.

From 2002 to 2004 he served as chairperson of the Montgomery Improvement Association Voter Empowerment Campaign and during that period he formed a partnership with the NAACP Unity 04 Campaign and other community organizations in the region and registered over 10,000 new voters stretches from Selma, Alabama to Opelika, Alabama.

He was appointed in 2005 to serve as Deputy Coordinator of Voter Registration Education & Mobilization for the AME Zion Church Central Alabama Conference. He was responsible for developing and implementing activities for the thirty two churches which comprises the conference.

Reverend Mack is member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, he served as 1st Vice State Representative from 2002-2005. He served concurrently as a member at large on the fraternity International Social Committee, and was chairperson for the International Voter Registration, Education & Mobilization Committee from 2003 to 2006. He was elected to serve as the Alabama State Representative of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. from 2005- 2008. The state of Alabama has twenty four active chapters. The state representative duty is to insure the continuity of mandated programs are followed by the chapters in the state as policy and procedures flow down from the national level. In 2015 Rayford was elected as President of the Metro Montgomery Branch of the NAACP.

In 2016 he was appointed by Bishop Seth Lartey of the AME Zion Church to serve as Episcopal Director of Department of Civic Engagement for the Alabama – Florida Episcopal District. The Department of Civic Engagement is responsible for equipping, empowering, and educating the people of the Alabama – Florida Episcopal District for positive engagement in the struggle for total emancipation; politically, economically, legally, socially and culturally.

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