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State Rep. Rex Reynolds selected to participate in elite national ‘Emerging Legislative Leaders’ program

State Rep. Rex Reynolds (R-Huntsville) is receiving national recognition with his selection to participate in the 2021 Emerging Legislative Leaders Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

According to the release, the program, sponsored in conjunction with the State Legislative Leaders Foundation, allows up to 50 of the best and brightest legislators from across the nation to participate in intensive case studies, problem-solving exercises, and small group discussions designed to further heighten their already proven leadership skills.

Each year, more than 200 lawmakers are nominated for consideration, and Reynolds was among the 50 legislators selected to participate in the elite course in 2021

“I’m humbled by my selection and am looking forward to interacting with legislative colleagues from across the country as we seek solutions to the common problems that our states share,” Reynolds said.  “I plan to share the story of Alabama’s impressive achievements in industrial recruitment and workforce development, the success of our nationally-recognized “First Class” pre-kindergarten program, and, of course, the world-class aerospace and biotech research being conducted in Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley.”

Reynolds held the positions of police chief, public safety director and city administrator during his 38-year career with the City of Huntsville.  Following his retirement in 2013, he served as regional vice president of Mobile Communications of America.

Elected in 2018, Reynolds serves as the Republican state representative for District 21 in the Alabama House of Representatives and holds a seat on the influential House Ways and Means General Fund budget-writing committee.