Greg Reed re-elected as Alabama Senate Majority Leader
On Wednesday, the 27 Republican members of the newly elected Alabama Senate unanimously re-elected state Senator Greg Reed (R-Jasper) to serve as the Senate Majority Leader.
“It is an honor to serve as the Republican leader in the Alabama State Senate, and I am deeply humbled by the trust [my] colleagues have given me,” Reed said in a press release. “Since the conservative Republican majority was elected in 2010, we have steadily reformed state government to save taxpayers money, we fought for a Constitutional Amendment to declare Alabama a pro-life state, and earlier this year, we passed the largest tax cut for Alabama’s working families in a decade.”
The election, which resoundingly signaled the caucus’ confidence in Reed’s leadership, took place at a meeting in Montgomery. Reed was elected to the State Senate in 2010, and was first chosen as Majority Leader in 2014 by his Republican colleagues. He was un-opposed in this year’s primary and general elections, showing his district’s approval in him, as well. Reed represents parts or all of Winston, Walker, Tuscaloosa, Jefferson and Fayette Counties.
“On Tuesday, the people of Alabama resoundingly endorsed the course that we have set — and Republicans in the State Senate will continue to focus on policies that will improve Alabama’s schools and bring economic prosperity to every corner of the state, as we seek to catapult Alabama forward into a position of strength for the twenty-first century,” Reed added.
Senator Jabo Waggoner (R-Vestavia Hills) praised Reed’s proven leadership and vision for the Yellowhammer State.
“It was a great honor for me at yesterday’s caucus meeting to second the nomination of Greg Reed to serve again as the Majority Leader of the Alabama Senate. Greg is one of the hardest-working elected officials I have served with,” Waggoner remarked. “His principled commitment to conservative ideals and his integrity and ability to work with people of all perspectives make him a unique leader who gets results. He has a clear vision for a prosperous Alabama, and I look forward to working alongside Senator Reed in this next term to accomplish that vision for the people of our great state.”
You can read Yellowhammer News’ coverage of Reed’s reaction to Tuesday’s general election results and what will be some of the caucus’ legislative proprieties in 2019 here.
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn