By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Monday, June 12, 2017, Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia) announced that he has appointed State Rep. Matt Fridy (R-Montevallo) as Vice Chair of the House Judiciary Committee.
Speaker McCutcheon said in a statement, “Matt Fridy possesses one of our State’s bright legal minds, and he has proven himself to be an invaluable asset during committee and floor debates about various aspects of Alabama law. During his relatively short time in the Alabama House, Rep. Fridy has earned the respect and trust of his fellow lawmakers, and I am proud to appoint him to this important committee leadership post.”
Representative Friday said, “The House Judiciary Committee routinely deals with some of the most complex and important issues that come before the body, as evidenced by the fact it was tasked with handling the impeachment of Gov. Robert Bentley.”
There have been several changes in House leadership since the session ended. Then Rules Committee Chairman Alan Boothe (R-Troy) announced that he was not seeking re-election. Former Judiciary Committee Chairman Mike Jones (R-Andalusia) then became Rules Committee Chairman. House Judiciary Vice Chair Jim Hill (R-Odenville) became Judicary Committee Chairman, leaving the Vice Chair position vacant.
Chairman Fridy said on social media, “Today, House Speaker Mac McCutcheon announced that he has appointed me to serve as Vice Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. I am humbled and grateful beyond words to have earned his confidence for this appointment, and I look forward to working with Chairman Jim Hill and the rest of the Committee on the many challenges and opportunities our State faces!”
Fridy was elected to the Alabama House in 2014 and represents Shelby County’s District 73.
Fridy has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Montevallo and a Law degree from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. He is employed as an attorney with the Birmingham law firm of Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff, and Brandt.
Fridy is a board member of the Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce, a former board member of Hands On Birmingham, and a former vice chair of the University of Montevallo’s National Alumni Association board of directors. Fridy is a former two-term chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party and current member of the Alabama Republican Executive Committee.
Fridy and his wife Kimberly, a pharmacist, have five children.