The Alabama Legislature has a new member, and it’s a Democrat.
Rep. Mike McDaniel, D-Montgomery, became the third Democrat to join the House chamber on Thursday, joining Rep. Todd Young, D, Montgomery.
Young, who is the only Republican in the state House, is a former Alabama state Supreme Court justice who is also the state’s attorney general.
McDaniel, who served in the Alabama House for 17 years, said the move was “very gratifying” to have a Republican be a part of the House and he hopes to make it his “primary job” in office.
“My hope is to be able to serve the people of Alabama, and I hope that we will be able,” he said.
“The people want a governor who will do the right thing and I want to serve them,” McDaniel said.
“And I’m a Democrat and I’ve been a Democrat all my life.”
McDaniel said he was honored to join Young, who was also the first Alabama lawmaker to be elected to the U.S. House in more than a century.
The Alabama Legislature, which began with a Republican majority in 2015, has the power to pass new legislation, set up elections and set tax rates.
McFarland said the new members to the chamber will be the most progressive members of the Legislature.
He said there is no one-size-fits-all approach to how to be progressive.
McAdams is a Democrat who ran for governor in 2014 and 2016.
McAdams, who has never held public office, is running to succeed Senate Minority Leader Jimmie Jones, D.-Decatur.
McMahon, who also ran for president in 2016, said he will have a hard time challenging Jones for the seat.
“I think there’s going to be a lot of challenges,” he told ABC News.
McConnell, who represents the state capital of Birmingham, was elected to serve as the Senate majority leader in 2014.
McDonald, a Democrat, was appointed to the Alabama Senate in January 2016 and served a six-year term.
McLennan, who will serve as U.A.E. secretary, said in a statement that she is honored to serve her state as its next secretary of state.
McGill, a Republican, is expected to seek a fourth term as the governor.
McHugh, a former Republican state representative, will serve a five-year terms as attorney general and the chief of the Alabama Department of Public Safety.
McKeon, a Democratic, is the first Republican to serve in the U,S.
Senate since U.C.K. unseated Republican Sen. Richard Shelby in 2002.
McKenzie, a U.T. professor, is seeking a second term as governor.
She is a graduate of the University of Alabama.
McKinney, a political science professor at the University at Birmingham, said that she has not spoken with any prospective candidates.
McLeary is an attorney and former Republican U. S. Rep. Jim Bunning.
McNair, who currently serves as the secretary of labor, is retiring after serving five years as attorney for the U of T.
McNeil, a professor of political science at UAB, said she is focused on continuing to run the university.
McRoughin, a graduate student at the university, is also a candidate for governor.
He is a member of the state Republican Party and was previously the president of the UofT chapter of the American Conservative Union.
McRaven, a lecturer in politics and public policy at U of H, is working on a biography of Alabama Gov.
McQuade, a lawyer and former U. of T law professor, has worked on several legislative projects.
McTolson, a University of Birmingham graduate student, is currently the assistant director of the university’s Center for the Study of Public Policy.
McWane, a student at U. T., is a staff writer for The Birmingham News.