State Sen. Clyde Chambliss (R-Prattville) was recently reappointed to the position of Senate Majority Whip after a Birmingham organizational session of state senators.
State Sen. Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro), elected as the new Senate Majority Leader in late October, announced Chambliss' appointment on Monday.
Chambliss was first appointed as whip in January. Since then, he vied for the Senate Majority Leader position in October after former State Sen. Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) announced his retirement from the Senate to pursue a position on the Business Council of Alabama.
"Senator Chambliss is an effective leader who has proven his ability to guide significant legislation the Senate has passed over his tenure," Livingston said. "His strategic thinking and political insight have garnered the trust of our caucus members, and he is an incredible asset to our party and the people of Alabama. I trust his judgement and abilities and look forward to standing with him to deliver results to all Alabamians through important legislation in the future."
Whips assist the party leadership in bringing the party's bills, conducting vote counts on significant issues and legislation, managing floor debates, and acting as a mediator between party members and leadership. Chambliss will assist Livingston and Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Reed (R-Jasper) in the management of Senate politics.
"I am excited to continue in the role of Senate Majority Whip and thank Leader Livingston for selecting me for this position," Chambliss said. "I look forward to continuing to serve the members of the Senate Majority Caucus in moving our great state forward!"
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