On Tuesday, the 77-member Alabama House Republican Caucus re-elected state Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) as House majority leader and elected state Rep. Connie Rowe (R-Jasper) as its vice chair and state Rep. Phillip Pettus (R-Killen) as its secretary and treasurer.
The three leaders will hold their positions throughout the 2018 – 2022 quadrennium.
“I am deeply grateful for the trust and confidence that my Republican colleagues have continued to place in me, and I look forward to continuing my service as their leader for the next four years,” Ledbetter said in a release.
He continued, “Republicans added to our already impressive supermajority in the general election cycle, and I will work to ensure that the bills, measures, and resolutions passed by the House reflect the same conservative beliefs and traditional values that Alabama’s voters share.”
Ledbetter is a former mayor and city council member of Rainsville. He was elected to the House in 2014. Originally elected as House Majority Leader in 2017, Ledbetter was the first freshman member to serve in that post in modern times.
Ledbetter and his wife, Teresa, are the owners of a small business and have two children and four grandchildren.
Prior to her election to the House in 2014, Rowe served as the police chief in Jasper and was previously employed as an investigator for the Walker County District Attorney’s Office for more than two decades.
“I look forward to being a part of the Republican leadership team as we work to enact the conservative agenda that voters overwhelmingly endorsed at the polls,” Rowe commented. “By sticking together and offering a unified front, House Republicans have a tremendous opportunity to move Alabama forward over the next four years.”
Pettus is a retired state trooper serving his second term in office.
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn