Discussions with Decisionmakers: Rep. Rhett Marques

Discussions with Decisionmakers

Rep. Marques was elected to the House of Representatives in 2018. He is the owner of Goodson Tire & Auto and lives in Enterprise. He is on the House Health Committee.

What first prompted you to consider running office?

Since I was in college, I enjoyed the political side of things. I enjoy serving people.

How does your background help serve you on the Health Committee and also the Legislature?

I truly enjoy helping people, and being part of the Health Committee is an extension of that.

What are some of your legislative priorities this term?

As of right now, I don’t have any legislative priorities myself, but something needs to be done about the prison system.

What do you think people understand the least about our health care system?

I think people believe that the medical field is making a lot more money than they are. People think doctors are making too much money, which I believe is incorrect.

If you could change anything about our state’s health care system, what would it be?

Drawing doctors into rural areas. They need to be incentivized to do it.

How can the Medical Association – and physicians statewide – help you address Alabama’s health challenges?

I think the Medical Association has done a fantastic job in the three years I’ve been there. They have good representation and a strong voice.

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