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November 7, 2013

Cullman Reps. Shedd, Buttram appointed to education, transportation committees

MONTGOMERY — Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R - Auburn) on Thursday announced that he has appointed State Representatives from Cullman, Rep. Mac Buttram and Rep. Randall Shedd, to serve on three major House committees.

 

State Rep. Mac Buttram (R - Cullman) will serve as a member of the House Ways and Means Education Committee, and State Rep. Randall Shedd (R - Cullman) will sit on both the House Transportation, Utilities, and Infrastructure Committee and the House County and Municipal Government Committee.

 

“Rep. Buttram and Rep. Shedd have distinguished themselves as freshmen members of the House, and I am proud to recognize their efforts with these important committee assignments,” Hubbard said.  “These members’ unique skill sets and leadership skills make them ideal choices to serve on these important committees.  The citizens of Cullman will be well served by these appointments.”

 

The House Ways and Means Education Committee is tasked with appropriating almost $6 billion in funding to Alabama’s K-12 schools, community colleges, public universities, and other education-related entities.

 

“I deeply appreciate the confidence that the Speaker has placed in me, and I’ll work hard to ensure it is justified” Buttram said.  “Wallace State Community College is vital to our area’s economy, so I will work with the other members of the committee to ensure the important education and job training programs it provides receive the funding they deserve.”

 

The House Transportation, Utilities, and Infrastructure Committee addresses the state’s infrastructure needs, working closely with the Department of Transportation and local officials to ensure that Alabama’s road and bridge needs are being met.  The House County and Municipal Government Committee deal with issues related to the management and operation of local governments.

 

“I’m grateful for the Speaker’s confidence in me and am eager to begin working in this new capacity,” Shedd stated.  “My service on both of these committees will give me the opportunity to ensure that the needs of our local communities are being met.”

 

The committee appointments will take effect for the 2014 regular legislative session, which is scheduled to convene on January 14, 2014.

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