The Alabama House has re-elected indicted Representative Mike Hubbard as speaker. The newly-elected Alabama Legislature convened Tuesday in Montgomery for its organizational session.
House majority leader Micky Hammon nominated Hubbard for a second four-year term as speaker. Hubbard was unopposed in his effort to maintain the leadership. Hammon called Hubbard a man of integrity and honesty.
Hubbard is dealing with an investigation from the state Attorney General's office which resulted in the Auburn Republican being indicted on 23 ethics charges last fall. He has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial. He was re-elected with 99 of the 105 members voting for him.