Changes are underway in the Alabama Senate leadership as Sen. Steve Livingston gets elected the new majority leader, succeeding Sen. Clay Scofield, who recently resigned.
State Sen. Greg Reed, R-Jasper, president pro tempore of the Alabama Senate, expressed his support and enthusiasm for the election of Livingston. He said: “Senator Livingston has an impeccable legislative record. I am confident he will continue to positively influence all Alabamians in his new leadership role.”
Reed further acknowledged the close working relationship and friendship he shared with Livingston, signaling a robust collaborative path ahead. Emphasizing the progress made by the Republican Caucus, Reed expressed his eagerness to further enhance Alabama’s way of life and foundational beliefs.
Reed also took the opportunity to thank Scofield, the outgoing majority leader. He recounted their 14-year journey in the Senate together, praising Scofield’s dedication to Alabama’s people and his stellar leadership. He conveyed best wishes for Scofield’s future endeavors, acknowledging the impact of his tenure.
Speaker of the House Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville, lauded the new majority leader.
“In addition to being one of my closest friends for many years, Steve Livingston has been a mentor of mine since the first moment I joined the House and a strong leader whose example I respect deeply,” Ledbetter said. “Sen. Livingston is a man of strong convictions and conservative beliefs, and he will lead his colleagues with the fairness, strength, and common sense that are his trademarks.”
Rep. Brock Colvin, who represents House District 26, said: “Senator Clay Scofield’s contributions, especially the expansion of Broadband to rural areas and the preservation of state parks, have been unparalleled. While his shoes will be hard to fill in the Senate, his leadership will continue to benefit the people of Alabama.”