Alabama Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed comments on ‘Red Wave,’ vows to continue pursuing conservative policies
In a statement Tuesday night, State Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed (R-Jasper) commented on the overwhelming Republican electoral victory across Alabama, in which Republicans captured 27 of the state’s 35 state senate seats.
“The people of Alabama have again entrusted the reins of state government to conservative Republicans, and we will honor that trust by continuing to pursue policies that will lift every part of the state, from the wiregrass to the Black Belt to the Tennessee Valley,” Reed said.
Reed, who represents Senate District Five, which is comprised of all or parts of Winston, Walker, Tuscaloosa, Jefferson and Fayette Counties, continued, “The economy is booming, but there is still work to be done, and Republicans in the Legislature will work hand-in-hand with Governor Ivey to rebuild our roads, bridges, and ports, strengthen our schools, support educators, and position Alabama as a leader for the twenty-first century.”
The senate majority leader also applauded the passage of the pro-life constitutional amendment on the statewide ballot, which faced an approximately $1.5 million dark money onslaught from Planned Parenthood and other out-of-state liberal groups.
“With the resounding passage of Amendment Two, the voters of Alabama also made it clear that protecting the sanctity of human life is a priority and the Legislature will continue to work towards a day when all life, including unborn children, is welcomed and protected as a gift from God,” Reed emphasized.
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn