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Meet the Panel

WAFF 48 will host a number of politicians and analysts for our Decision 2016 Election Night coverage. 

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Sen. Arthur Orr - (R)
Senator Orr represents District 3 which covers Limestone, Madison and Morgan counties. He has represented his district since 2006, and serves on a number of influential legislative committees.

John Meredith - (R)
Meredith, who appears on a list of 100 Most Influential African-American Republicans, is the son of civil rights pioneer James Meredith. John Meredith is the President & CEO of Meredith Advocacy.  

Tom Ryan - (D)
Ryan serves as the Chairman of the Madison County Democratic Party. He is a founding partner of the law firm Ryan, Hicks, Cumpton & Cumpton.

Ralph Burke - (D)
Burke is a former Democratic lawmaker from Gadsden. He served in the House of Representatives from 1983 to 1998.

Dr. Wes Colley
Dr. Colley is a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. His expertise in numbers has helped determine football champions and election results. 

Dr. Waymon Burke
Dr. Burke is WAFF 48's Political Analyst. He is a Political Science professor at Calhoun Community College and serves as Project Director for the school's Center for Southern Political Culture. 

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