Nathaniel Ledbetter House Majority Leader Visits Cullman Saturday

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Nathaniel Ledbetter House Majority Leader Visits Cullman Saturday

US Congressman Mo Brooks, candidate for US Senate, will speak as well.

The Cullman County Republican Party continues on their impressive run of top-flight speakers at Saturday’s Cullman County Republican breakfast meeting.

Nathanial Ledbetter, Majority Leader of the Alabama House of Representatives, will speak before the Cullman County Republicans on Saturday, June 4th.

In recent months, these Republican political heavyweights have taken the podium at the Cullman County Republican breakfasts:

Luther Strange – then Alabama Attorney General (Now US Senator)

Scott McConnell – rising star US Senatorial candidate

Terry Lathan – Alabama GOP Chair

Paul Bussman – District Alabama Senator

Kenny Culpepper – City of Chief of Police Cullman Police Chief

Judge Liles – Esteemed Judge

Vicki Ann Drummond – National Committeewoman

Matt Gentry – Cullman County Sheriff

John Merrill – Alabama Secretary of State

Young Boozer – Alabama State Treasurer

Twinkle Cavanaugh – Alabama Public Service Commission Chair

In addition to Merrill’s remarks, there will be short reports from the Cullman County Commission:

Kenneth Walker
Kerry Watson
Gary Marchman

Along with a State Legislative recap from Local Delegation members:

Paul Bussman
Corey Harbison
Randall Shedd

Cullman County GOP Chairman Waid Harbison and Vice-Chairman Alex J. Chaney will preside over the meeting.

This event is open to the public; all Cullman County residents are welcome to attend.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, June 3rd

Time: 7:30 am Breakfast – 8:00 am Speakers begin

Location: Cullman Elks Lodge 1609 Brantley Ave NW, Cullman, AL 35055

Cost: FREE – $10 for breakfast

About Nathaniel Ledbetter

The House Republican Caucus has elected State Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville), a first-term legislator, as the new House Majority Leader.

Ledbetter, a former mayor and city council member in Rainsville, was first elected the House in 2014. According to the caucus, he is the first freshman House member elected as Majority Leader in modern time.

“I am deeply grateful for the trust and confidence that my Republican colleagues have placed in me, and I look forward to serving as their leader for the next few years,” Ledbetter said. “My goal as House Majority Leader will be to ensure that the bills, measures and resolutions passed by the body reflect the conservative beliefs and values of our Republican members.”

Ledbetter is currently a member of the powerful House Rules Committee, the committee responsible for setting daily agendas in the House. He also serves on the Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure Committee.

(provided by Chip Brownlee, Alabama Political Reporter)

About Mo Brooks

On November 8, 2016, Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) was re-elected as the Representative for Alabama’s 5th Congressional District. He proudly represents the people of North Alabama and serves on three important committees: Armed Services, Science, Space, and Technology, and Foreign Affairs.

Congressman Brooks is highly active and engaged in representing the interests of the 5th District. Brooks supports America’s missile defense technologies; he introduced successful legislation in 2011, 2012, and 2013 that blocked the White House from sharing classified missile technologies with Russia, and was adapted into the National Defense Authorization Act in FY2012. Rep. Brooks is also a vocal opponent of sequestration, voting against the Budget Control Act and called upon Administration officials to account for the consequences of sequestration in a HASC Strategic Forces Subcommittee hearing on April 18, 2012.

During his first year on the Hill, Brooks founded and became co-chairman of the Army Aviation Caucus, a forum in which Members of Congress, staff, and Army leadership raise awareness for Army Aviation and seek to affect legislative priorities. The Caucus now includes more than 40 members and is one of the most active caucuses on Capitol Hill.

Growing up in North Alabama, Mo Brooks’ parents taught him early on that study and hard work were expected and required. They also taught him the importance of honesty, and to never be shy about speaking up and fighting for important principles. Brooks was born in 1954 in Charleston, South Carolina, and moved in 1963 to Huntsville, Alabama. Rep. Brooks’ father, Jack Brooks, retired from Redstone Arsenal’s Metrology Center. Brooks’ mother, Betty Brooks, taught economics and government for over 20 years at Lee High School.

Rep. Brooks graduated from Grissom High School in 1972 (where he was all-city in baseball and an active member of two state championship debate teams). He graduated from Duke University in three years with a double major in political science and economics, with highest honors in economics. In 1978, he graduated from the University of Alabama Law School.

After graduation, Rep. Brooks worked as a prosecutor in the Tuscaloosa District Attorney’s office, where he built a solid “tough-on-crime” reputation. While there, he obtained guilty verdicts in every one of the 20-plus jury trials he prosecuted. He also organized and managed the grand jury.

Rep. Brooks left the Tuscaloosa District Attorney’s office in 1980 to return to Huntsville as a law clerk for presiding Circuit Court Judge John David Snodgrass. In 1982, Brooks was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives and became one of 11 Republican legislators (out of 140 total) and the only elected Republican legislator north of Birmingham.

Brooks was reelected to the Alabama House in 1983, 1986, and 1990. While in the legislature, he was elected Republican House Caucus Chairman three times and was ranked number one (out of 140 legislators) by the Alabama Taxpayers’ Defense Fund in the fight to protect family incomes from higher taxes. He was also ranked in the top 20 percent by Alabama Alliance of Business & Industry on pro-jobs, tort reform, and free enterprise issues and was recognized as one of the legislature’s most effective legislators by Alabama Magazine.

In 1991, Brooks was appointed Madison County District Attorney. In 1996, he ran for the Madison County Commission and unseated an eight-year incumbent Republican. He was reelected to the Commission in 2000, 2004, and 2008. During every year except when he was serving as a prosecutor or court clerk, Brooks held a second job in private practice. In 1995-1996, he was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions and, from 1996-2002, was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for then-Attorney General Bill Pryor.

In 1976, Mo Brooks married Martha Jenkins of Toledo; they met at Duke University. Martha graduated from the University of Alabama with an accounting degree. She later retired as a certified public accountant and obtained a math and education major from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2005. She taught math at Whitesburg Middle School. Mo and Martha are the proud parents of four children and grandparents of eight grandchildren. Rep. Brooks was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 2, 2010.

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