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Rep. Mac McCutcheon announces candidacy for Speaker of Alabama House

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Rep. Mac McCutcheon

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Rep. Mac McCutcheon, R-Monrovia, has announced his candidacy  for the position of Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives.

“After a great deal of prayer and encouragement from many of my colleagues, I am officially announcing my candidacy for the position of Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives,” McCutcheon said.

McCutcheon is looking to fill the position left by former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, who was found guilty on 12 of 23 felony ethics charges just two weeks ago.

“These are trying times for our state and for the members of the House and we must focus on rebuilding the public trust in our government. I am committed to working with all of my colleagues in the House to promote an atmosphere that is honest, transparent and cooperative. My goal is to lead a legislative process that will promote the interests of all Alabamians so that we can restore honor and integrity to our government,” McCutcheon said.

Representative Phil Williams, R-Madison County, says he’s also up for the speaker’s job.