If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. That seems to be the approach of the Alabama Republican caucus took Wednesday as they unanimously re-elected Jasper-Republican, State Sen. Greg Reed to serve as the Senate Majority Leader.
The 27 Republican members casts their votes following Tuesday’s midterm election during a caucus meeting in Montgomery.
“It is an honor to serve as the Republican leader in the Alabama State Senate, and I am deeply humbled by the trust by colleagues have given me,” Reed remarked. “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.”
Reed was first elected to the State Senate in 2010, and was chosen as Majority Leader in 2014 by his Republican colleagues. “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.
Vestavia Hills-Republican, State Sen. Jabo Waggoner praised Reed’s leadership and vision for Alabama.
“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,” said Waggoner. “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.”