Speaker of the House talks at Chamber luncheonBy Stephen Dawkins Published 4:23pm Tuesday, June 4, 2013
As if Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Mike Hubbard wasn’t enough, there were several other special guests at Tuesday’s Chilton County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
Hubbard was joined by what will soon become the county’s legislative delegation: fellow representatives Kurt Wallace, Mark Tuggle and April Weaver, and Sen. Brian Taylor.
Wallace and Sen. Cam Ward currently represent Chilton County, but new districts that split Chilton County will take effect for the 2014 elections.
Hubbard said the county will benefit by having more legislators representing its residents in Montgomery.
“You don’t have one senator and one representative anymore, you have a number,” Hubbard said.
Hubbard was introduced by Wallace, who told a story about Hubbard answering his phone call even though Hubbard was in the middle of broacasting an Auburn University football game.
“When he says he’ll work with you and take care of you, he means it,” Wallace said.
Wallace also thanked Hubbard for suspending the rules during a legislative session and holding a special prayer for Wallace, who had undergone emergency surgery.
Hubbard praised the work of the legislators in attendance, including Wallace working to secure funding for the Confederate Memorial Park.
Wallace said job creation is the most important issue facing the state. He touted what the Republican majority in the Legislature has been able to accomplish the past three years, including reforms to ethics, budgeting, tenure and tort.
“I’m very proud of what we did in terms of making government more efficient,” he said.
The Chamber’s next monthly meeting will be Aug. 6, after skipping the month of July because of the July Fourth holiday.