Alabama Republican Party elects officers
BIRMINGHAM — The Alabama Republican Party’s state executive committee elected party officers Saturday, with Chairman Terry Lathan winning re-election by acclamation as a new senior vice-chair and secretary were chosen.
The elections occurred during the annual ALGOP winter meeting at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. Outgoing Senior Vice-Chair Sam Givhan, who decided not to seek re-election to the seat after his 2018 election to the state Senate, presided over the nominating process for chairman.
Lathan was the only person nominated to head the Alabama Republican Party and was re-elected without opposition.
Two strong candidates ran to succeed Givhan as senior vice-chair, with Limestone County’s John Wahl prevailing over Autauga County’s Bill Harris.
All of the party’s district vice-chair positions were selected by acclamation. John Skipper will represent the first and second congressional districts, Pat Wilson will continue to serve as vice-chair for the third, sixth and seventh congressional districts and state Rep. Andrew Sorrell was re-elected as the fourth and fifth congressional districts’ vice-chair.
The election for secretary saw a three-candidate contest between Jefferson County’s Virginia Doyle, Talladega County’s Gina Grant and Lauderdale County’s Josh Dodd. Dodd won without a runoff and succeeds Dale County’s Elaine Ridenour.
Last but certainly not least, Jefferson County’s Sallie Bryant was re-elected without opposition as the party’s treasurer.
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn