MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - State Representative Greg Wren (R-Dist. 75) is announcing that he will retire from the Alabama House of Representatives after the current quadrennium comes to an end in November 2014.
Rep. Wren, who has served Montgomery and Elmore counties for 8 terms, first came to office in 1994.
Rep. Wren's full statement reads:
Taking full measure of my years of public service and emboldened by the prayers of family and friends, I shall retire from the Alabama House of Representatives at the completion of this term in November 2014. Humbled by the trust and confidence placed in me by the voters over eight primary and general elections during my sixteen year career, I stand and offer my hands and heart of gratitude for the blessings of serving my constituents and the State of Alabama.
I have cast thousands of votes on legislation during the years, some more popular than others. Nevertheless, the record reflects I missed only 5 legislative or committee days in twenty-five regular or special sessions of the Alabama Legislature. Other than my focus on constituent services, casting votes has always remained my highest privilege.
In my sixteen years in the legislature, I have been honored to serve in a wide array of positions including Chairman of the Joint Legislative Medicaid Committee, Chairman of the Joint Energy Committee, Chairman of the House Local Legislation Committee, Chairman of the Montgomery Legislative Delegation Committee, Chairman of the Internal Affairs Committee, Vice-Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Vice-Chairman of the House Insurance Committee, and a Member of the House Banking Committee, House Health Committee, and the House Committee on Agencies, Boards, and Commissions. I am privileged to currently serve as President of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) and on the Executive Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), while also serving as Chairman of NCSL's Health Reform Implementation Task Force. During my legislative career I sponsored significant legislation such as the Constitutional Rainy Day Funds, numerous budget reform initiatives, significant energy related legislation as well as health care reform measures.