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North Alabama lawmaker seeks House Speaker position

Rep. Mac McCutcheon (Source: WAFF) Rep. Mac McCutcheon (Source: WAFF)

North Alabama lawmaker Mac McCutcheon will run for Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives. 

Rep. McCutcheon, who serves District 25, released a statement on Wednesday evening:

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. 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. 

The announcement comes two weeks after former House Speaker Mike Hubbard was found guilty of multiple ethics charges. 

READ MORE:AL House Speaker Mike Hubbard guilty on 12 of 23 ethics charges

Rep. McCutcheon has served in the House since 2006. 

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