Alabama House Republicans select nominee for House speaker

Alabama House Republicans select nominee for House speaker

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The 70-member Alabama House Republican Caucus has unanimously selected Rep. Mac McCutcheon, R-Madison, as the group's nominee for speaker of the House.

Lawmakers will elect a new speaker during the special session that starts on Aug. 15. The Republicans hold a supermajority in the House.

McCutcheon is the chairman of the House Rules Committee. He is a retired law enforcement officer and was first elected in 2006.

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