Alabama House GOP re-elects Nathaniel Ledbetter, Connie Rowe to leadership

Nathaniel Ledbetter, Connie Rowe [Photo Credit: Alabama Today via Facebook]

The 77-member Alabama House Republican Caucus has once again put its faith in Rainsville-Republican, State Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter electing him to serve another term as House Majority Leader, as well as Jasper-Republican, State Rep. Connie Rowe to serve again as its vice chair.

The two leaders will hold their positions throughout the 2018 – 2022 quadrennium.

Killen-Republican, State Rep. Phillip Pettus, a retired state trooper serving his second term in office, was elected to serve as the secretary/treasurer for the Caucus.

House Majority Leader Ledbetter

As majority leader, Ledbetter will determine what legislation comes up for a vote before the state House and when it moves on the calendar.

“I am deeply grateful for the trust and confidence that my Republican colleagues have continued to place in me, and I look forward to continuing my service as their leader for the next four years,” Ledbetter said in a statement.  “Republicans added to our already impressive supermajority in the general election cycle, and I will work to ensure that the bills, measures, and resolutions passed by the House reflect the same conservative beliefs and traditional values that Alabama’s voters share.”

Ledbetter, a former mayor and city council member in Rainsville, was elected to the Alabama House in 2014.  Originally elected as House Majority Leader in 2017, he was the first freshman member to serve in that post in modern times.

Caucus Vice Chair Rowe

Prior to her election to the Alabama House in 2014, Rowe served as the police chief in Jasper, Alabama and was previously employed as an investigator for the Walker County District Attorney’s Office for more than 20 years.

“I look forward to being a part of the Republican leadership team as we work to enact the conservative agenda that voters overwhelmingly endorsed at the polls,” Rowe said.  “By sticking together and offering a unified front, House Republicans have a tremendous opportunity to move Alabama forward over the next four years.”