House Majority Leader Scott Stadthagen (R-Hartselle) announced the appointment of State Rep. Randall Shedd (R-Fairview) as House Majority Whip during this quadrennium.

Whips assist the party leadership in bringing the party's bills, conducting vote counts on major issues and legislation, managing floor debates, and acting as a mediator between party members and leadership. 

"Rep. Shedd's knowledge of legislative procedure and passion for making our state the best it can be is obvious to anyone who has met him," Stadthagen said. "Throughout his career as a member of the House, Rep. Shedd has devoted himself to advancing conservative legislation that benefits the people of Alabama, and I am certain that he will do an outstanding job in this role."

Shedd has been in the House since 2013, following a special election to fill the House District 11 seat vacated in late 2012. He currently sits on several House committees and chairs the House Committee on Urban and Rural Development.

Most recently, Shedd was responsible for nominating State Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) for Speaker of the House, where he gave a glowing recommendation on behalf of the new leadership.

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Shedd says he is looking forward to his new position and advancing the Republican supermajority's position in the new quadrennium.

"Having an accurate and reliable vote count is essential to passing any bill on the House floor, and I will work hard to rally support for GOP issues while measuring where each Republican member stands," Shedd said. "I am eager to serve as the members' voice to the leadership and, in return, the leadership's voice to the members."

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