The Mobile County Legislative Delegation selected State Rep. Shane Stringer (R-Citronelle) as its new chairman after the former chair had to step down due to other priorities.

State Rep. Margie Wilcox (R-Mobile) asked Stringer to consider the position after she got other assignments that will demand her time. Stringer said he hopes for a seamless transition and plans to pick up where Wilcox left off.

Stringer, a law enforcement officer turned police chief for the city of Creola, has been a representative since 2018. He said he stands for Christian and conservative values. He is well known for fighting for Second Amendment rights and his” tough on crime” stance.

He will oversee the delegation office, coordinate meetings, keep in touch with local leaders and coordinate efforts to get needed resources. Stringer said the delegation has been busy.

We’ve had a lot of issues come up in Mobile, from a local bill dealing with one of our local fire districts that had a shortage on their board, and per the bylaws, they were unable to replace them if they did not have three members or more and because they were down to two and just in a gridlock and unable to address that,” Stringer told 1819 News. “So, you know, we'll be able to address that and correct that so we can make sure there's a backup plan for like a probate judge or county commission for these situations so we're not having to address it through the legislature.”

Other topics have been annexation issues that have come up in Semmes, Mobile and Pritchard, Stringer said.

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