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Nathaniel Ledbetter

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Nathaniel Ledbetter
67th Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 10, 2023
Preceded byMac McCutcheon
Majority Leader of the Alabama House of Representatives
In office
March 1, 2017 – January 10, 2023
Preceded byMicky Hammon
Succeeded byScott Stadthagen
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
from the 24th district
Assumed office
November 5, 2014
Preceded byTodd Greeson
Personal details
Nathaniel David Ledbetter

(1961-05-17) May 17, 1961 (age 63)
Political partyRepublican (2013–present)
Other political
Democratic (before 2013)
SpouseTeresa Wilks
Children2 sons

Nathaniel Ledbetter (born c. 1961) is an American politician who has served as the Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives since 2023. He represents Alabama's 24th House district, which includes parts of DeKalb County, since his election in 2014.[1] He is a member of the Republican Party.

Early political activities[edit]

At the age of 23, Nathaniel Ledbetter ran and won election as a City Councilman of Rainsville, Alabama.[2] Later on, he ran unopposed and was elected to serve as mayor of Rainsville until 2002.[3][4] In the 2010 Elections he ran and was defeated as a member of the Democratic Party for State House District 24 before 4 years later running as a Republican and winning the same district. In March 2017, he succeeded Micky Hammon as the majority leader in the House of Representatives.[3] Ledbetter was elected Speaker of the House in January 2023, succeeding Mac McCutcheon.[5]


Ledbetter is a graduate from Plainview High School located in Rainsville, Alabama.[2]

Political positions[edit]

Ledbetter has said some of his proudest accomplishments were improving the quality of life for area citizens through local projects, and creating jobs for the people District 24.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Ledbetter worked for Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative until his retirement. He and his wife, Teresa, live in Rainsville and attend Broadway Baptist Church. Together they have two children, Nathan and Nick.[2]


  1. ^ "REPRESENTATIVE LEDBETTER, NATHANIEL". The Alabama Legislature. Retrieved May 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d Report, Staff (2019-05-07). "NACC graduation set for May 16". Jackson County Sentinel. Retrieved 2023-12-31.
  3. ^ a b "Alabama House GOP chooses Ledbetter as new majority leader". The Birmingham News. March 2, 2017. Retrieved May 14, 2017.
  4. ^ Jones, Brooklyn (September 4, 2013). "Former Rainsville Mayor Nathaniel Ledbetter announces Republican candidacy in House District 24". The Birmingham News. Retrieved May 14, 2017.
  5. ^ Yaffee (January 11, 2023). "Ledbetter elected Alabama Speaker of the House". Yellowhammer News. Retrieved January 12, 2023.
Alabama House of Representatives
Preceded by Majority Leader of the Alabama House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives