Mac McCutcheon (Alabama politician)

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Mac McCutcheon
66th Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives
Assumed office
August 15, 2016
Preceded byVictor Gaston (Acting)
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
from the 25th district
Assumed office
November 8, 2006
Preceded byRay Garner
Personal details
Born1952/1953 (age 65–66)
Madison County, Alabama, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationTrinity University, Texas (BA)
WebsiteState House website

C. Mac McCutcheon (born 1952/1953)[1] is the speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives. He is a Republican who was first elected to the state legislature in 2006.[2]

McCutcheon has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice administration from Trinity University.[2] He was a police officer in Huntsville, Alabama prior to his election to the state legislature.[2] He has also worked as a farmer and is a member of College Park Church of God.[2]

Issues[edit]

Gas tax increase[edit]

In August 2017, Alabama state senator Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) said he will introduce legislation during the next session, an election year, that would allow local Alabama commissions "to ask voters in their counties to raise a local gasoline tax for specific road projects."[3] The proposal has raised mixed feelings among local officials. Bills to increase the state gas tax have died in recent legislative sessions. McCutcheon stated that while discussions will continue, passing the bill would be unlikely. "In an election year, the reality of getting legislators to vote for any type of revenue measure will be tough," McCutcheon said.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://archive.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/060430/race.shtml
  2. ^ a b c d "REPRESENTATIVE MAC MCCUTCHEON (R)". Alabama State Legislature. Archived from the original on August 8, 2011. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Belanger, Evan (August 27, 2017). "Orr will resurrect gas tax bill". Decatur Daily. Retrieved August 28, 2017.

External links[edit]

Alabama House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ray Garner
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
from the 25th district

2006–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Hubbard
Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives
2016–present
Incumbent