OCTOBER 30, 2023

The Alabama Senate Selects New Majority Leader After Scofield Steps Down

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Senate Republican Caucus elected Senator Steve Livingston as the Senate Majority Leader after Senator Clay Scofield announced he would be stepping down.

Scofield announced he would vacate his role as Senate Majority Leader. The Republican Caucus convened this afternoon to elect District 8 Senator Livingston (R-Scottsboro) as the new Senate Majority Leader.

Senator Livingston has represented Senate District 8 in the Alabama Legislature since 2014. Livingston is the current chairman of the Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Rules, Madison County Legislation, Finance and Taxation General Fund, Agriculture Conservation and Forestry, Banking and Insurance, and Transportation and Energy committees.

“I am deeply humbled to be elected as the Republican leader in the Alabama State Senate. Having the trust of my colleagues and friends to lead our caucus in this capacity is a tremendous honor,” said Livingston. “I am excited to work with my colleagues to continue implementing conservative values through our legislative agenda in the Senate and look forward to continuing our tireless work to uphold Alabama values that make our state the best place to call home.”

Livingston will begin serving as Senate Majority Leader immediately.