MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Former State Representative April Weaver (R-Brierfield) was elected to represent District 14 in the Alabama State Senate – the seat vacated by Cam Ward upon his appointment by Governor Kay Ivey as director of the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles. Senator Weaver is the first Republican female to serve in the Senate since 2010.
“I am honored that the people of District 14 have placed their trust in me to be their voice of representation in the Senate,” said Weaver. “I pledge to put their interests at the forefront of my work each day while also fighting for and preserving our conservative rights and freedoms. As a lifelong resident of this district, I know the people and the communities, and I will work my hardest to enhance their quality of life and see that our district is positioned to flourish.”
“As the only Republican woman serving in the Alabama Senate, I am excited to be in a position to continue to fight for our conservative values. I look forward to working with my new Senate Republican colleagues to accomplish these goals,” Weaver continued. “Thank you to the people of District 14 for electing me to serve as your senator. I vow to work hard on your behalf and make certain that your voices are heard in the state legislature.”
President Pro Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) and Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) made the following statements commending Weaver on her victory:
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to work alongside Senator April Weaver, and I congratulate her on her election. Senator Weaver has laid out her common sense, conservative vision to the voters of District 14, who have put their trust in her to represent them in the Senate,” Reed said. “I look forward to enjoying the skills she will bring to our body as we work to improve the lives of Alabamians.”
“The Senate Republican Caucus has been in serious need of a strong female force, and Senator April Weaver is exactly the woman to fill that role. Our Caucus will benefit tremendously by having a leader who can represent the voices of the countless female Republicans across our state,” said Scofield. “I applaud Senator Weaver on her successful campaign and tremendous achievement, and I look forward to the fresh perspective she will bring to the table as a Republican woman in the Senate.”
Weaver served in the House of Representatives from 2010-2020, representing Alabama’s 49th District. She was then appointed by President Donald Trump as regional director of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Region IV. Weaver’s service in the Senate is effective immediately.