Alabama Senate Elects New Leadership

Alabama Senate Elects New Leadership

By Zach Hester, Reporter •

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The leadership of the Alabama Senate will look different when the legislative body convenes next year. 

Sen. Greg Reed (R-Jasper) was unanimously elected as the new President Pro Tempore of the Senate, taking on the role from Sen. Del Marsh (R-Anniston), who has held the role since 2010. 

Sen. Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville), whose district covers a small part of DeKalb County, was elected as the new majority leader, the job Reed leaves to become pro tem. 

Marsh, who was first elected to the Alabama Senate in 1998 and briefly served as acting President of the Senate after then-Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey ascended to the Governor's office, announced that he would not be seeking a leadership role in the upcoming session. Marsh has also stated he would not seek another term in the Senate when his term ends in 2022.

Both Reed and Scofield are expected to take on their new leadership roles when the 2021 regular session of the Alabama Legislature begins early next year. 

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