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Chambliss selected to serve as Senate majority whip

As majority whip, Chambliss will work to advance the party’s platform and guide member participation.

State Sen. Clyde Chambliss

Sen. Clyde Chambliss, R-Prattville, will be enforcing the Republican Senate platform for the new quadrennium as the newly selected majority whip.

Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield made the announcement as Senators convened in Montgomery for an Organizational Session to formalize Senate leadership and committee assignments. 

“Senator Chambliss’s attention to detail, keen political insight and strategic-thinking ability make him an invaluable asset in the operation of the Alabama Senate,” Scofield said. “He has the respect and trust of our caucus members, which are paramount to helping us navigate challenges that arise in advancing significant legislation.”

As majority whip, Chambliss will assist the majority leader and President Pro Tem Greg Reed in the management of the Senate floor, ensuring member participation, counting votes and generally advancing the position of the senate majority.

“Senator Chambliss has proven himself as a leader who can handle some of the most significant legislation that has passed the Senate during my tenure,” Reed said. “From protecting the life of the unborn to establishing conservative budgeting practices that safeguard taxpayer resources, Clyde has delivered. I trust his judgement and abilities and am grateful to him for his willingness to serve in this important post.”

Chambliss has represented District 30 in the Senate since 2014. The district covers Autauga, Elmore, Chilton, Coosa and Tallapoosa counties.

“It is an honor and a privilege to serve my Senate colleagues and the state of Alabama in this position,” Chambliss said. “I look forward to assisting Pro-Tem Reed, Leader Scofield and every member of our Republican caucus as we work together to achieve the objectives for which we were elected.”

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Jacob Holmes is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected]

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