MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Senator Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) today was unanimously selected to serve as Majority Leader of the Alabama Senate, effective immediately, for the remainder of the 2018 quadrennium. Senator Scofield succeeds Senator Greg Reed (R-Jasper), who was elected today by the Senate to serve as President Pro Tem.

“I am honored to serve as the Republican leader in the Alabama State Senate, and I am thankful for the trust my colleagues have placed in me to lead the Caucus in this new capacity,” Scofield said. “The Republican majority has worked tirelessly to fight for conservative values that remain important to the bulk of Alabamians, focusing on legislative priorities that impact their lives on a daily basis. I will continue to be a fervent advocate for our farmers and producers, small businesses, protecting the Second Amendment, broadband expansion, and more.

“The ongoing health pandemic has disrupted our economy and several industries that are vital to the success of our state, and we have a lot of work to do on the road to recovery,” Scofield said. “I am confident that we will cross the finish line, but it will certainly take time and dedicated work. I look forward to continuing our efforts in the Senate to focus on policies that will not only improve the current circumstances we are under, but also bring much-needed prosperity to every region of the state.”

Senator Scofield represents District 9, which includes Blount, DeKalb, Madison, and Marshall Counties.