Republicans in the state House of Representatives have elected Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter of Rainsville, Alabama as their new majority leader.
The Republican Caucus announced that decision yesterday.
Ledbetter, formerly the mayor of Rainsville, was elected to the Alabama House in 2014. Ledbetter released a statement saying he was grateful for the confidence placed in him by the caucus. He is the first freshman representative to hold the position in Alabama’s history.
Rep. Connie Rowe of Jasper will serve as vice-chairwoman of the caucus. She is the first female to hold the position.
Ledbetter replaces former Majority Leader Micky Hammon of Decatur. Hammon announced last week he was stepping down from the post. That decision came a week after he survived a vote of no confidence from the House.