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Alabama State Rep. Weaver resigns to join Trump administration

State Rep. April Weaver (R-Brierfield) on Tuesday announced that she has resigned effective immediately to join the administration of President Donald J. Trump.

She was first elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in November 2010 and was in her third term.

A release from Weaver did not disclose what her new role will be in the Trump administration, however, an announcement from the White House about her appointment is expected soon.

During her time in the House, Weaver also served in numerous national and state legislative leadership roles. In 2015, she became the first woman in Alabama history to be appointed as chairman of the House Health Committee. In addition to serving as Health chair for five legislative sessions, she also served as chair of the Shelby County House Delegation, as well as a member of the Rules, Internal Affairs and State Government committees. Weaver served in the national roles of vice chair of the Health and Human Services Committee for the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and vice chair of the Energy Council.

She has also served on numerous healthcare-related boards and task forces, including the Alabama Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council. A registered nurse who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration, Weaver has over 23 years of leadership and management experience working in urban, suburban and rural hospitals. She has been recognized across the state for her healthcare leadership.

“Serving in the Alabama House of Representatives has been one of the greatest experiences of my life,” Weaver said in a statement.

“It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to represent the people of House District 49 for the past ten years. I am forever grateful for the trust and confidence they have placed in me as their Representative and I am deeply honored to have been chosen to join the Trump Administration. I am excited to be able to use my skills and experience at a national level during this unprecedented time and I look forward to supporting President Trump’s initiatives and serving the people of our nation,” she continued.

Weaver’s House District 49 includes parts of Shelby, Bibb and Chilton Counties. A special election will be necessary to fill the seat until the 2022 cycle.

Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn