The Republican Caucus in the Alabama House of Representatives nominated Rep. Mac McCutcheon last month as their candidate for Speaker of the House. When the legislature convened for a special session on Aug. 15, McCutcheon was elected Speaker by a vote of 68-28. He was then officially sworn in as Speaker.
McCutcheon has represented District 25, which includes parts of Madison and Limestone counties, since 2006, and chaired the Rules Committee. McCutcheon replaces Mike Hubbard, who was convicted on June 10 by a Lee County jury on 12 felony ethics violations, removing him from office.
In his new role, Speaker McCutcheon indicated his goal is to serve the people of Alabama, and to work with all members of the House. He pulled no punches in noting that his predecessor had a different focus. Addressing the House membership, he said, “To put it bluntly, the days of the imperial speakership are over.” The new Speaker later told the media that he is honored and humbled to have the support of his colleagues in the House and is ready to go to work.
Speaker McCutcheon is retired from the City of Huntsville, where he worked as a police officer, detective, probation officer and zoning coordinator. He also has worked as a farmer, and as an associate pastor in the College Park Church of God. He is a U.S. Army veteran, and earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Trinity University. The new Speaker and his wife, Debbie, have two children. I predict that McCutcheon will do an outstanding job as Speaker. From all accounts, he appears to be a good, decent man with no personal agenda. That’s a breath of fresh air!
Sources: WHNT, Al.com, Montgomery Advertiser
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