The GOPAC, a national organization focused on advancing conservative ideas and policy solutions, announced Tuesday that Alabama State Sen. Steve Livingston, R-Scottsboro, is a part of its exclusive 2019 Class of Emerging Leaders.
“Alabama is an amazing state that I’m proud to call home, and it’s a privilege to represent the people of Jackson, DeKalb and Madison counties in the state Senate,” Livingston said. “I look forward to participating in this national leadership program to network with other legislative leaders as we each work to make our states better places to live and work for our constituents.”
GOPAC said their Emerging Leaders program is a year-long initiative to coach and develop state legislators from across the country on how to be effective leaders.
This year’s class of GOPAC Emerging Leaders will begin their involvement at the Ninth Annual Emerging Leaders Summit, which takes place from June 10 to 12 in Charleston, South Carolina. The Summit gives participants the opportunity to learn from policy experts and veteran lawmakers.
“We welcome being a part of the success that this year’s Class of Emerging Leaders will achieve,” said GOPAC Chairman David Avella. “These men and women will contribute much to our mission to build a roster of Republicans ready to lead in their state legislatures and run for higher office.”
To be selected, an emerging leader must be nominated by a member of GOPAC’s Legislative Leaders Advisory Board. Livingston was nominated by Alabama Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed, R-Jasper. This is Reed’s second year serving on GOPAC’s advisory board.
“Steve Livingston is a hard-working leader who this session has ably assumed a new leadership role in chairing the Alabama Senate’s committee on economic development,” Reed said. “It was an honor to nominate Sen. Livingston as an emerging leader for GOPAC, a group that does a terrific job in equipping legislative leaders across the nation with the free-market policy solutions that will keep America as the leader of the free world.”