canada africa partner reservation State Rep. Wilcox appointed to the Energy Council Executive Committee

State Rep. Wilcox appointed to the Energy Council Executive Committee

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Last week, State House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) announced his appointment of State Rep. Margie Wilcox (R-Mobile) to the Energy Council Executive Committee.

Wilcox replaces current Sen. Wes Kitchens (R-Arab) on the committee, who was elected to the Senate in a special election in January.

According to a press release from Ledbetter’s office, the Energy Council is a nonpartisan legislative organization made up of 15 energy-producing states in the United States and two Canadian provinces.

“As the landscape surrounding energy-related issues in our state and nation continues to evolve, the importance of multi-state Energy Council cooperation becomes clearer,” Ledbetter said in the announcement. “Alabama is a major contributor to America’s energy supply, and it is critical that our state maintains a strong presence on the Council. After representing an energy powerhouse in coastal Alabama for the past decade, Representative Wilcox brings a wealth of knowledge that will greatly benefit the Council. I have no doubt that she will help ensure that our state continues to play a role in shaping energy policy, and I am proud to appoint her to this important position.”

Wilcox joins State Rep. Phillip Pettus (R-Green Hill), State Sen. Gerald Allen (R-Tuscaloosa) and State Sen. Andrew Jones (R-Centre) on the committee.

“This is a great privilege and responsibility, and I am honored that Speaker Ledbetter saw fit to serve in such an important capacity,” Wilcox said. “I look forward to doing everything I can to positively represent Alabama on the Council and advocate for common-sense energy policies.”

Jeff Poor is the editor-in-chief of 1819 News and host of “The Jeff Poor Show,” heard Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon on Mobile’s FM Talk 106.5. To connect or comment, email [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @jeff_poor.

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