Montgomery – State Rep. Randall Shedd (R – Cullman), who is employed as the director of the Cullman County Commission on Aging, announced on Tuesday that he has been assigned a seat on the House Children and Senior Advocacy Committee, a position that allows him to utilize his field of experience to help better the lives of others.
“As director of the Cullman County Commission on Aging, protecting and improving the quality of life for senior citizens is a passion that I have devoted my career and life’s work to accomplishing,” Shedd said. “Serving on the House Children and Senior Advocacy Committee will allow me to use my years of expertise and first-hand knowledge to represent the cause, needs and concerns of Alabama’s senior citizen.
“It will also allow me to stand tall on behalf of our state’s children, a vulnerable group that also needs our attention and protection,” he said.
Shedd was sworn in as a member of the Alabama House on April 11, 2013 after winning a special election to fill the seat left vacant by Jeremy Oden’s appointment to the Public Service Commission. His committee assignment followed soon after.
As the director of Cullman County Commission on Aging, he oversees the senior services agency and 15 senior centers in his area. Shedd is also publisher of the Cullman County Retiree & Senior News, a newspaper with 18,000 copies printed monthly, and the Cullman County Retiree & Senior Guide, a magazine printed annually.
He is a former chairman of the Cullman County Commission and served as mayor of Fairview, his hometown, from 1996 until 2012.
Shedd has also served on numerous boards and community committees, including the Wallace State College Advisory Board and the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors.