March 02, 2017
Rep. Ledbetter, right, visits with Federation President Jimmy Parnell and A.L.F.A. leadership class member Leah McElmoyl last week in Montgomery.
Republicans in the House of Representatives this week elected Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville, as majority leader and Rep. Connie Rowe, R-Jasper, as vice chair of the caucus. The changes followed last week’s resignation of Rep. Micky Hammon, R-Decatur, as majority leader.
The Alabama Farmers Federation’s David Cole said the Republican leaders bring an appreciation for rural Alabama to their new positions.
“Reps. Ledbetter and Rowe represent portions of Alabama where agriculture is big business,” said Cole, who is director of legislative programs in the House. “They understand the positive economic impact family farms have across the state. The Federation looks forward to working with our friends in their new leadership roles.”
Ledbetter said he’s honored to lead the Republican caucus.
“I am humbled to be elected by my peers to represent the caucus and excited about the opportunity to work with the caucus to make not only rural areas of the state a better place for our constituents, but Alabama as a whole,” he said.