Rep. Weaver resigns to join Trump administration

Published 11:01 am Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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Alabama State Rep. April Weaver (R-Brierfield) announced today she is resigning to join the Trump administration.


Weaver was first elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in November 2010 and is currently in her third term. During her time in the House, Weaver has had the responsibility of serving in numerous national and state legislative leadership roles.

In 2015, she became the first woman in Alabama history to be appointed as chairman of the House Health Committee. In addition to serving as Health Chair for five legislative sessions, she also served as chair of the Shelby County House Delegation as well as a member of the Rules, Internal Affairs and State Government committees.

In addition, she served in the national roles of vice chair of the Health and Human Services Committee for the National Conference of State Legislatures and vice chair of the Energy Council.

Weaver has been instrumental in shaping healthcare policy in Alabama for the past decade. As a conservative legislator representing House District 49, which includes parts of Shelby, Bibb and Chilton counties, she has sponsored numerous pieces of legislation leading to advances in healthcare and business.

She has also served on numerous healthcare related boards and task forces, including the Alabama Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council.

A registered nurse who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration, in addition to her 10 years of public service, Weaver has over 23 years of leadership and management experience working in urban, suburban and rural hospitals.

“Serving in the Alabama House of Representatives has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to represent the people of House District 49 for the past 10 years. I am forever grateful for the trust and confidence they have placed in me as their representative, and I am deeply honored to have been chosen to join the Trump administration. 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.

Weaver’s resignation is effective immediately. She did not disclose what her new role will be in the Trump administration, but an announcement from the White House about her appointment is expected soon.