Alvin Madden-Grider | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Alvin Madden-Grider

Rowan County Representative

Alvin, at 9 years old, accompanied his mom to the Jefferson County polls, leafleting voters in support of new school taxes to improve education for students with learning disabilities. As teachers, writers, journalists and parents, Alvin and his spouse/partner Fannie have advocated and organized for civil rights, education, prisoner rights, First Amendment freedoms, environmental protection and voter rights for 40 years. Alvin taught writing and journalism at Morehead State, Shawnee State and Ohio’s maximumsecurity prison in Lucasville. Alvin and Fannie are members of the Rowan County chapter. They organize for health care, pension reform, immigration and voter rights. Alvin’s family roots are in Appalachia, where he has lived since 1974. He has two grown children, a son and daughter, and a grandson living in Morehead.