Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard last week announced legislative committee assignments for the coming session.
Blount County’s District 11 Rep. Randall Shedd was appointed vice-chairman of the House Children and Senior Advocacy Committee and chairman of the Senior Advocacy Sub-Committee. Shedd was also appointed to the House Financial Services Committee and to the House Local Legislation Committee.
“I appreciate Speaker Hubbard giving me these opportunities and I look forward to working closely with the House Republican Caucus as we lead the way for a better Alabama,” Shedd said.
Shedd also reported that he was selected as treasurer of the House Rural Caucus during Legislative orientation in December. The rural caucus is a bi-partisan caucus that works to address issues and find solutions for rural and small town problems.“I look forward to this work,” Shedd said.
Blount County’s District 34 Rep. David Standridge was also assigned to three House bodies: two committees and, like Shedd, to the rural caucus. His House committee assignments include the House Boards, Agencies, and Commissions Committee and the House Local Legislation Committee. He was selected to chair the Alabama Rural Caucus.
“It is an honor to serve as Representative for District 34,” Standridge said.“I look forward to working in my assigned committees, and I am humbled by the trust placed in me by my colleagues in the Rural Caucus. To be elected chairman of this important bi-partisan body within the House is a direct reflection on my support of rural communities throughout Alabama… The Rural Caucus pays particular attention to public policy on issues such as agriculture, economic development, education, infrastructure, energy, and healthcare which affects rural communities.”