Alabama Senate Minority Announces Leadership | news

The Senate Minority Caucus is pleased to announce its leaders and committee assignments for the 2023-2026 quadrennium.

Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro) was elected to his second four-year term, a first for the Democratic faction.

“I just want to thank my colleagues for trusting me to continue to guide them through the legislative process,” said Sen. Singleton. “It’s really an honor to have colleagues who trust you to negotiate on behalf of the group.”

Likewise, Senator Linda Coleman-Madison (D-Birmingham) will serve as chair of the Minority Caucus for another four years.

“I appreciate the trust that my colleagues place in me, and I look forward to working with our colleagues on the other side to do whatever it takes to make Alabama the number one nation and our citizens of Alabama.” to provide a better quality of life. ”

This year, Senate rules increased the minority whip position held by Senator Rodger Smitherman (D-Birmingham).

“The whip is the person who keeps the river flowing on the ground. So having a good minority whip and an aggressive minority whip in a supermajority is invaluable for the Democratic Party,” Senator Singleton said. “We are entrusting Senator Smitherman with this position because he has a wealth of knowledge of the process. He was outstanding in his fight for justice, not just for the people in his district, but for all people throughout the state of Alabama. I trust Sen. Smitherman, the most senior minority member in the Senate. I lean on his guidance and guidance to move me through these troubled waters; and I appreciate his willingness to serve in that position.”

Sen. Vivian Davis Figures (D-Mobile) will remain Treasurer of the Minority Caucus, while the new Senators, Sen. Robert Stewart (D-Selma), will serve as Minority Caucus vice-chairs and Sen. Merika Coleman (D-Birmingham). will serve as Chairman of the Alabama Legislative Black Caucus.

“I’m excited about our two new members,” said Sen. Coleman-Madison. “Both bring great experience from the local to the national level. So there is no learning curve for them. I think they are both great additions to our caucus because of their wealth of experience.”

Sen. Coleman has served at the Alabama House since 2002, and Sen. Stewart previously worked for US Congresswoman Terri Sewell.

Below are the Senate Minority Committee allocations

Rules of Procedure Committee

1. Senator Vivian figures

2. Senator Linda Coleman-Madison

3. Senator Rodger Smitherman (senior minority member)

Finance and Tax Education Committee

1. Senator Vivian figures

2. Senator Kirk Hatcher

3. Senator Bobby Singleton

4. Senator Rodger Smitherman (senior minority member)

Finance and Tax Committee General Fund

1. Senator Billy Beasley

2. Senator Merika Coleman

3. Senator Linda Coleman-Madison (senior minority member)

4. Senator Robert Stewart

Confirmation Committee

1. Senator Vivian figures

2. Senator Kirk Hatcher

3. Senator Bobby Singleton

4. Senator Rodger Smitherman (senior minority member)

Judiciary Committee

1. Senator Vivian figures

2. Senator Linda Coleman-Madison

3. Senator Bobby Singleton

4. Senator Rodger Smitherman (senior minority member)

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Government Affairs Committee – Local

1. Senator Merika Coleman

2. Senator Kirk Hatcher

3. Senator Linda Coleman-Madison – (senior minority member)

Governmental Affairs Committee – State

1. Senator Merika Coleman

2. Senator Linda Coleman-Madison (senior minority member)

3. Senator Robert Stewart

Education Policy Committee

1. Senator Vivian figures

2. Senator Kirk Hatcher

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