Tankersley Exit Interview Part 1: Success, collusion, and dismay

July 31, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

As a soldier, physician, and man of faith, Dr. Stewart Hill Tankersley holds firm to his beliefs on right and wrong. As he ends his five-year service on the State’s Ethics Commission, he’s convinced there has been progress, but there are still many obstacles to restoring public confidence in the State’s elected leaders. In just two years, the State has seen the fall of Mike Hubbard, the Speaker of the House, convicted on 12 felony counts of public corruption, and Governor Robert Bentley, resigning in disgrace after accepting a plea to campaign finance violations.
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Reaction to Bentley Scandal

March 25, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Reactions to the allegations against Gov. Robert Bentley (R) and his top aide, Mrs. Rebekah Caldwell Mason, continue to pour in.

State Senator Shay Shelnutt (R-Trussville) said, “Today I ask for two things. One I ask the people of Alabama to pray for our leaders and especially Governor Bentley and his family. Second I ask Governor Bentley to think about the citizens of Alabama and the State he loves and resign immediately. There is absolutely no way he can be an effective leader for our State from this point forward.”
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