Jeremy A. Gray

Jeremy A. Gray

Jeremy Gray, better known throughout his community as Mr. EYG, is an African American politician, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former professional athlete.

Rep. Gray currently serves as the Alabama State Representative of the 83rd District, where he serves on the Education Policy, Health, Public Safety, and Homeland Security committees. His peers voted him in as Minority-Whip, and later Governor Ivey appointed him to the Alabama Statewide Health Coordinating Council and Innovate Alabama Commission. Rep. Gray received the Millennial Action Project 2022 Rising Star Award. Rep. Gray began his second term in January 2023.

Witty and innovative at heart, Rep. Gray is also the founder of Elevate Your Grind (EYG), Inc., a motivational and clothing brand, as well as The Curtis House. This nonprofit organization serves as a resource hub in one of the most vulnerable neighborhoods in his hometown of Opelika, AL. Rep. Gray recently graduated from Auburn University with an Executive MBA with a concentration in leadership.

Rep. Gray has sponsored legislation that would allow yoga into Alabama public schools; provide matching funds for high-risk, high, reward tech startups; attract electric bike companies into Alabama; make the expungement process easier for those who are seeking a second chance in life, and require schools to provide water stations as well as clean filtered water. This year alone, he has sponsored three bills with a special emphasis on the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act. Rep. Gray is committed to making Alabama an inclusive state for everyone.

Rep. Gray has received numerous accolades for his community service and leadership, making him a young, rising political star. When asked about his ultimate goal, he simply stated, “to inspire.”