The 77 members of the Alabama House Republican Caucus on Tuesday unanimously nominated Monrovia-Republican, State Rep. Mac McCutcheon to serve as Speaker of the House when lawmakers convene for the Legislature’s organizational session in January.
Since Republicans hold a supermajority in the Alabama House, 77 of 105 seats, McCutcheon’s nomination all but ensures he will be elected by the full body for another term as House Speaker when the official vote is taken in January.
“Serving as Speaker of the Alabama House has been the greatest professional honor of my life, and I’m humbled that my fellow Republicans have chosen me to continue serving in that role,” McCutcheon said. “If elected during the organizational session in January, I will continue presiding in a manner that gives all members of both parties a voice in the legislative process. Our state faces many challenges, and finding needed solutions will require all of us to work together.”
McCutcheon was first elected as House Speaker during an August 2016 special session. He succeeded former House speaker Mike Hubbard, who was automatically removed from office after he was convicted on multiple counts of using his office for personal gain. He was later sentenced to four years in prison.
Speaker Pro Tem
House Republicans also nominated Mobile-Republican, State Rep. Victor Gaston to serve as Speaker Pro Tem for another term.
“My thanks go out to both the new and returning members of the House Republican Caucus for re-nominating me as the body’s second-in-command,” Gaston said. “I am excited for the opportunities that Alabama’s future holds and will continue working to make our state an even better place for all of its citizens.”