By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Wednesday, January 14, the Alabama Senate announced its committee assignments for the next four years.
State Senator Tom Whatley (R) will chair the Senate Agriculture, Conservation, and Forest Committee.
Sen. Slade Blackwell (R) will be the chairman of the Banking & Insurance Committee.
The Confirmations Committee will by chaired by Senator Clay Scofield (R).
The Constitution, Campaigns, & Elections Committee will be chaired by Bill Hightower (R).
The County & Municipal Government Committee will be chaired by Sen. Paul Sanford (R).
Education & Youth Affairs will be Chaired by Sen. Dick Brewbaker (R).
The Finance & Taxation Education Committee will be Chaired by Sen. Trip Pittman (R).
The Finance & Taxation General Fund Committee Chairman will be Sen. Arthur Orr (R).
Fiscal Responsibility & Economic Development will be Chaired by Sen. Phil Williams (R).
Sen. Gerald Dial (R) will be the Chairman of the Senate Health Committee.
The Judiciary Committee will be chaired by Sen. Cam Ward (R).
Senator Jabo Waggoner (R) will be the Chairman of the powerful Senate Rules Committee.
Governmental Affairs will be chaired by Sen. Charlie Hollie (R).
Transportation & Energy will be chaired by Sen. Gerald Allen (R).
Sen. Del Marsh (R) will be the chairman of the Senate Tourism Committee.
The Veteran & Military Affairs Chairman will be Sen. Bill Holtzclaw (R).
Because the Republicans are the majority party in the Alabama Senate, under Senate, rules they get all of the Chairmanship positions.
Senator Del Marsh (R) will continue as Senate President Pro Tempore. Senator Marsh said in a written statement, “I want to thank my colleagues for reelecting me President Pro Tem of the Senate. We have made so much progress over the past four years, and I look forward to leading the Senate as we continue to work for Alabama’s hard working families over the next four years.”
Sen. Greg Reed (R) will be the Senate Majority Leader.
Sen. Quinton Ross (D) will be Senate Minority Leader.
The people of Alabama will be led in the Senate for the next four years by 26 Republicans, 8 Democrats, and one Independent.
The Alabama Political Reporter has a full list of Senate Committee assignments here.