The new members of Chambers County’s legislative delegation have been appointed to serve on committees in the Alabama House of Representatives for the upcoming legislative session.
Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) said committee assignments were made based upon the experience and expertise that each member of the House possesses.
District 38 State Representative Isaac Whorton (R-Valley) has been appointed to serve on the Boards, Agencies and Commissions Committee, the Local Legislation Committee and the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.
“As a practicing attorney, I’m proud to put my experience to work on behalf of the citizens I have been elected to serve,” Whorton said. “I’ll work to keep our roads and citizens safe on the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee, and make sure that taxpayers receive the representation and services they deserve as a member of the boards and local legislation panels.”
“As a successful attorney with an innate knowledge of the law, Rep. Whorton has a skill set that is perfectly suited to the three committees to which he has been appointed,” Hubbard said. “I know that the citizens of our state will benefit greatly from his service in the Alabama House.”
District 37 Representative Bob Fincher (R-Woodland) has been appointed to serve on the Agriculture and Forestry Committee, the Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee and the Education Policy Committee.
“As a retired teacher, I’m proud to put my experience to work as we improve public education and implement policies that are in the best interests of students, parents, and teachers across the state,” Fincher said. “I’ll work on the campaigns committee to keep our elections honest, and as a member of the agriculture panel, I am aware of the important role that farming and ranching play in the economy of East Alabama.”
“As a retired public educator with decades of experience, Rep. Fincher has a skill set that is perfectly suited to the education policy committee,” Hubbard said. “I know that the citizens of our state will benefit greatly from his service in the Alabama House.”
Whorton and Fincher were elected to the Alabama House in 2014 and recently participated in the constitutionally mandated organizational session of the Legislature.
The 2015 regular session is scheduled to convene on March 3 and is expected to adjourn sometime around mid-June.