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House Democratic Caucus Names Rep. Joe Hubbard “Member of the Month”

From the Office of Minority Leader Rep. Craig Ford

Montgomery, AL – The Minority Leader in the Alabama House of Representatives, Rep. Craig Ford (D-Gadsden), announced this morning that Rep. Joe Hubbard (D- Montgomery) has been named by the leadership of the House Democratic Caucus as the “Member of the Month” for the month of August. Rep. Ford said that Rep. Hubbard was chosen because of his passion for Alabama’s working families and his commitment to the people of Montgomery.

“Working families and small businesses are at the core of our Democratic values,” said Rep. Ford. “Rep. Joe Hubbard’s commitment to these families and local businesses are why we are proud to name him this month’s Member of the Month.”

Rep. Hubbard has served in the state House of Representatives since 2010. That year, he was the only Democrat to defeat an incumbent Republican in a legislative election. While serving in the state legislature, Rep. Hubbard has introduced legislation to create a small business loans program to create jobs in Alabama and passed legislation to create a public-private partnership program to save Montgomery’s Garrett Coliseum. Rep. Hubbard has also served on the House Democratic Caucus’ Policy Committee and as a Caucus “whip.”

“To be recognized as ‘Member of the Month’ from my colleagues – for whom I have the upmost respect and admiration – is truly an honor that I do not take lightly,” said Rep. Hubbard. “I am truly happy to receive this recognition.”

Rep. Joe Hubbard is a Democrat from Montgomery. Rep. Hubbard was elected to the Legislature in 2010. He serves on the Health Committee, Economic Development and Tourism Committee, the Committee on Boards, Agencies and Commissions, and the Montgomery County Legislation Committee. He is married to the former Ashley Dobbs. They have two children.

Representative Craig Ford is a Democrat from Gadsden.  He has served in the Alabama House of Representatives since 2000.  In 2010, Representative Ford was elected House Minority Leader by the House Democratic Caucus. He was re-elected Minority Leader in 2012.

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Craig Ford is the owner of Ford Insurance and the Gadsden Messenger. He represented Etowah County in the Alabama House of Representatives for 18 years.

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