Steve Flowers was born and raised in Troy, Alabama. He attended public schools in Troy. He became a Page in the Alabama Legislature at age 12 and worked at the State Capitol throughout his high school years. Upon graduation from high school in Troy, he continued on to the University of Alabama where he was a student leader and served in the Student Senate. He graduated from the Capstone in 1974 with a degree in Political Science and History.
In 1982, at age 30, he entered politics and was elected State Representative from Pike County. In that, being his first race, he received the largest number of votes ever cast for any person in a political race in the history of Pike County. He was overwhelmingly reelected four times. He left undefeated and uncontested, choosing not to seek reelection in 1998.
During his tenure in the House of Representatives, Steve sustained a perfect attendance record for 16 consecutive years. In 1988 his House colleagues passed a resolution naming him the Most Ethical Member of the House and in 1992 he was voted by his colleagues as the Most Outstanding Member of the Alabama House of Representatives.
Today Steve Flowers is Alabama’s most watched and read political columnist and commentator. His weekly column on Alabama politics appears in more than 70 Alabama newspapers with a circulation approaching 400,000.
In addition to his informative and entertaining column he hosts a thirty-minute weekly television show seen throughout south Alabama as well as a weekly radio show heard throughout the state on Public Radio. His television and radio shows are produced by Troy University.
Steve also teaches Southern Politics at Troy University. He can be seen regularly on Montgomery television station WAKA, CBS 8 as their political analyst.
As Alabama’s premier columnist and commentator, Steve has analyzed Alabama politics for national television audiences on CBS, PBS, ABC and the British Broadcasting Network.
Steve has been an up close participant and observer of the Alabama political scene for more than 45 years and is generally considered the ultimate authority on Alabama political history.