Dems choose Hammett again
Published 7:36 pm Wednesday, November 15, 2006
from staff reports
State Rep. Seth Hammett, D-Andalusia, was nominated Tuesday by the House Democratic Caucus for a third term as speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives.
The full membership will elect a speaker Jan. 9, 2007, the first day of the Legislature's organizational session.
Hammett, who represents Covington County and east Escambia County, said he is grateful for the caucus endorsement.
He is the second person to be nominated by the caucus for a third term as speaker, and he ran for the nomination unopposed.
process to the people and I hope I will be in a position to continue this
work fo rth enext four years. We have plenty of problems in this state and I
am ready to get to work finding solutions.”
Hammett was overwhelmingly reelected to the House of Representatives in last
Tuesday's election, when he received 77 percent of the votes cast in that
The speaker presides over the House and influences which bills get debated
in the lower chamber. The speaker also makes hundreds of appointments to
legislative committees and state boards and commissions.
The House Democratic Caucus consists of 61 members of the 105-member House.