Weaver resigns House seat to take unnamed Trump admin post

Weaver resigns House seat to take unnamed Trump admin post

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – State Rep. April Weaver, R-Brierfield, has resigned her seat in the Alabama House of Representatives in order to take a Trump Administration post yet to be named.

Weaver announced the move Tuesday in a press release, saying she was excited to be able to use her skills and experience on a national level. That would point to the job being in the health arena, as Weaver is a registered nurse, a former hospital administrator and has specialized in health policy throughout her legislative career. She previously chaired the House Health Committee for five years.

Weaver said informed House Speaker Mac McCutcheon of her decision in person.

Weaver was first elected to the House in 2010 as part of the Republican wave that gave the GOP control of the Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction.

“Serving in the Alabama House of Representatives has been one of the greatest experiences of my life,” Weaver said. “It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to represent the people of House District 49 for the past ten years… I am excited to be able to use my skills and experience at a national level during this unprecedented time and I look forward to supporting President Trump’s initiatives and serving the people of our nation.”

Weaver said an announcement from the Trump administration on her new role was imminent.

District 49 includes parts of Bibb, Chilton and Shelby counties. The open seat will require a special election to fill, which could possibly be accomplished on the July 14 special election ballot should the governor call it soon.