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

State Rep. Wilcox appointed to the Energy Council Executive Committee


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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