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Greg Reed
Reed in 2012
President pro tempore of the Alabama Senate
Assumed office
February 2, 2021
Preceded byDel Marsh
Majority Leader of the Alabama Senate
In office
November 6, 2014 – February 2, 2021
Preceded byJabo Waggoner
Succeeded byClay Scofield
Member of the Alabama Senate
from the 5th district
Assumed office
November 3, 2010
Preceded byCharles Bishop
Personal details
Born (1965-06-05) June 5, 1965 (age 59)
Jasper, Alabama, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
SpouseMitsy Reed
EducationUniversity of Alabama,

Greg Reed (born June 5, 1965) is an American politician. He serves as a Republican member of the Alabama Senate, representing the 5th District since 2010. He defeated Democrat Brett Wadsworth in the 2010 midterm elections to replace Charles Bishop in the 5th District. As of 2021, he is the Alabama State Senate's president pro tempore.

Early political activities[edit]

In 2010, Greg Reed was elected to the Alabama State Senate as a first time candidate. He was re-elected in 2014 without opposition, and during the next legislative session was elected by his fellow Republican Senate members to serve as Majority Leader of the Alabama Senate. At the start of the 2021 legislative session, the entire Alabama Senate unanimously elected Reed to serve as the new President Pro Tempore.[1]


During his tenure, he sponsored and passed Medicaid reform legislation[2] that created Regional Care Organizations (RCOs). RCOs are self-sustaining managed care organizations that receive a capitated amount from Alabama Medicaid each year to provide services to Medicaid recipients within the RCO's geographical area.[3] During the 2015 legislative session, Reed continued his Medicaid spearheaded legislation to create Integrated Care Networks (ICNs). The legislation allows ICNs to contract with Medicaid to provide long-term care under a capitated system. Alabama Medicaid estimates it will save taxpayers $1.5 billion over the first ten years.[4]

In May 2019, he voted to make abortion a crime at any stage in a pregnancy, with no exemptions for cases of rape or incest.[5]


Reed graduated from Walker County public schools, and attended Walker Community College. He later earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Alabama.[1]


The Alabama Association of Resource, Conservation and Development (AARCD) Councils named Reed the 2015 Senate Leader of the Year at their annual meeting in April 2015.[6]

In 2019 Reed received the Legislator of the Year award from the Economic Development Association of Alabama (EDAA).[7]

Personal life[edit]

Greg Reed was born in Jasper, Alabama, and spent his childhood in south Walker County. He married Mitsy Harbison in 1988. Together they have three sons, Andrew, James, and John Michael. Senator Reed and his wife are members of the First Baptist Church of Jasper.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Greg Reed". Alabama Senate Republican Caucus. Retrieved December 31, 2023.
  2. ^ "Medicaid legislation".
  3. ^ Office of the Governor of Alabama. "Governor Bentley Signs Medicaid Reform Bill & New Executive Order Aimed at Further Increasing Savings - Office of the Governor of Alabama". Governor.alabama.gov. Archived from the original on April 10, 2017. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  4. ^ "Alabama Senate passes Medicaid reforms that could save $1.5 Billion over 10 Years". Yellowhammer News. May 20, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  5. ^ Durkin, Erin; Benwell, Max (May 15, 2019). "These 25 Republicans – all white men – just voted to ban abortion in Alabama". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved December 31, 2023.
  6. ^ "GREG REED NAMED 2015 RC&D SENATE LEADER OF THE YEAR". Nrcs.usda.gov. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  7. ^ "Reed receives 2019 Legislator of the Year Award | Northwest Alabamian". mynwapaper.com. Retrieved December 31, 2023.

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Alabama Senate
Preceded by Majority Leader of the Alabama Senate
Succeeded by
Preceded by President pro tempore of the Alabama Senate