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Steve Livingston elected Alabama Senate Majority Leader

State Senator Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro) was elected as Majority Leader by the Alabama Senate Republican Caucus in an official proceeding on Monday, succeeding Senator Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville), who is stepping down from the role.

I am deeply humbled to be elected as the Republican leader in the Alabama State Senate. Having the trust of my colleagues and friends to lead our caucus in this capacity is a tremendous honor,” said Livingston, who has represented parts of Jackson, Madison, DeKalb Counties in the Senate since 2014.

“I am excited to work with my colleagues to continue implementing conservative values through our legislative agenda in the Senate and look forward to continuing our tireless work to uphold Alabama values that make our state the best place to call home.”

Livingston serves as a member of the Rules, Madison County Legislation, Finance and Taxation General Fund, Agriculture Conservation and Forestry, Banking and Insurance, and Transportation and Energy committees. His tenure as Majority Leader is effective immediately.

“I am pleased with the election of Senator Livingston as Majority Leader of the Alabama Senate. Senator Livingston has an impeccable legislative record, and I am confident he will continue to make a positive impact on all Alabamians in his new role as Majority Leader, State President Pro Tempore Greg Reed said.

“Senator Livingston and I have a wonderful working relationship and friendship, and I look forward to working with him in this new role to build upon the work that the Republican Caucus has been doing to preserve and strengthen Alabama’s way of life and beliefs,” said Reed (R-Jasper). 

Scofield has served in the Senate since 2010 and was elected by colleagues as Majority Leader in 2020.

“I also want to thank Senator Scofield for his unwavering dedication to the state of Alabama during his term as Majority Leader and tenure in the Alabama Senate. After entering the Senate together nearly 14 years ago, Senator Scofield has proven himself to be an enduring friend, an exceptional leader, and a true champion for the people of Alabama. We wish Senator Scofield well in his future endeavors,” Reed said. 

The process of electing Senator Livingston was efficient and effective. The Republican Caucus emerged with a united decision, and we look forward to continuing to lead Alabama toward guaranteeing the state is a better place to live, work, and raise a family. I am excited about the transformative work we are doing and the goals we will achieve throughout our third quadrennium of leadership.”

Grayson Everett is the state and political editor for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @Grayson270

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