Several freshmen tapped for leadership positions
MONTGOMERY – Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) on Monday announced a slate of new committee chairman and vice chairman appointments that will begin during the 2013 Regular Legislative Session, which is scheduled to convene on February 5.
Most notable about the assignments is that several freshmen House members have been named to important leadership positions on key committees.
“I am confident that this group of legislators will help lead our fight to protect the rights and values that Alabamians hold dear,” Hubbard said. “The backgrounds, the talents, and the conservative ideologies of each of these individuals has made them uniquely qualified to fill these posts, and I look forward to working with them in this session, and for many more to come.”
Representative Lynn Greer (R – Rogersville), a lawmaker who retired for a term before returning to the House with the 2010 freshman class, will replace Rep. Mac McCutcheon (R – Huntsville) as Chairman of the Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure committee. McCutcheon (R – Huntsville) was recently tapped as Rules Committee Chairman.
“This committee is invaluable in its work to address issues critical to Alabama. Whether it be working with the Department of Transportation to build or repair roads or making other key infrastructure decisions that are vital to our economic development, Rep. Greer is a highly respected member and I have no doubt that he will be up to the challenge of the tough choices this committee requires,” Hubbard said. “Chairman Greer leads by example and will be a strong advocate for the conservative policies, principles and reforms that our Caucus supports.”
Representative Allen Farley (R – McCalla), a former Assistant Jefferson County Sheriff and graduate of the FBI National Academy, will serve as Vice Chairman of Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.
“Rep. Farley has already shown tremendous leadership among his peers in his short time in the House,” Hubbard said. “Combined with a 36-year career in law enforcement, Allen is the perfect choice for this position.”
Representative Barry Moore (R – Enterprise) will serve as Vice Chairman of the Commerce and Small Business Committee is.
“Representative Moore’s experience as a small business owner gives him the perspective and know-how needed to serve in this leadership role on the Commerce Committee,” said Hubbard.
Representative Bill Roberts (R – Jasper) has been named Vice Chairman of the Committee on Boards, Agencies and Commissions.
“Rep. Roberts is a true public servant, and his diverse service in both the private and public sectors makes him an obvious choice for this position,” Hubbard said.
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