House Speaker McCutcheon ‘thankful’ for Alabama’s ‘confidence’ in Republican agenda
Much like Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia) predicted, Republicans in Alabama saw great success in Tuesday’s midterm election.
The state saw 76 Republicans running for the House of Representatives win, to only 28 Democrats with one race still not yet called — although The New York Times has the Republican in that race holding a 54-46 lead with 78 percent of the votes counted.
In a statement, McCutcheon said he is “thankful” that the citizens of Alabama had the “confidence” and “strong support for the conservative, reform-minded agenda that Republicans have pursued since gaining control of the Legislature.”Statement as follows:
With their vote on Tuesday, the citizens of Alabama signaled their strong support for the conservative, reform-minded agenda that Republicans have pursued since gaining control of the Legislature, and we are thankful for their continuing confidence.
Much progress has been made over the course of the past eight years, but Alabama still has endemic problems that must be addressed.
Our infrastructure is in decay, and our roads and bridges must be given much-needed attention. Our public schools are in need of further improvement, and we must invest in security measures that ensure children who are sent to school in the morning return home safely in the afternoon. And our ethics laws must continue to ensure that elected officials who violate the public’s trust feel the firm hand of justice and the sting of substantial punishment. Our mission is clear and well-defined, and it’s now our job to accomplish it.
The men and women who offer themselves for public service make great sacrifices. Time away from jobs and family, frequent and long hours of travel to and from Montgomery, and the often unpleasant criticism that comes with life in the public spotlight are just a few examples. I thank everyone who stepped forward and displayed the courage to place their names on the ballot, and I look forward to serving with those who won their hard-fought House races.
Serving as Speaker of the Alabama House has been the greatest professional honor of my life, and I hope to continue in that role as we move our state toward even greater heights.