The 77-member Alabama House Republican Caucus on Wednesday elected State Rep. Chip Brown, R – Hollinger’s Island, to serve as its vice chair.
The caucus leadership position was vacated when former State Rep. Wes Kitchens, R – Arab, who previously served as vice chair, won a special election to the State Senate last month.
“I will work every day to promote the conservative agenda that House Republicans share, support our caucus leadership, and help ensure that our party retains its legislative supermajority for many years to come,” Brown said. “The men and women of the House Republican Caucus are some of the finest individuals I have ever met, which makes their faith and trust in giving me this responsibility even more special.”
House Majority Leader Scott Stadthagen, R – Hartselle, said he looks forward to having Brown work alongside him as they highlight the Republican Caucus members and the bills and measures they sponsor.
“I have often said that our Republican caucus is like a family, and we want each member to succeed and help make an already great state even better,” Stadthagen said. “I know Rep. Brown shares that commitment, and together we will work to ensure that our Republican agenda and the conservative beliefs, principles, and values it includes will always carry the day in the chamber of the Alabama House.”
In addition to serving as vice chair of the House Republican Caucus, Brown currently chairs the House Ports, Waterways, and Intermodal Transit Committee and also holds seats on the Economic Development and Tourism, Insurance, and Mobile County Legislation committees.
Employed as a commercial realtor and entrepreneur, Brown served in the Alabama Army National Guard and was deployed with the U.S. Army at the Central Command Forward Operations Headquarters in Southwest Asia during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He was also twice deployed as a military advisor in Kabul, Afghanistan for the NATO-International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.