By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) appointed former Congressman Jo Bonner (R-Mobile) to serve as her designee to the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council (Alabama RESTORE Council) and thereby to serve as the council’s designated chairman in Gov. Ivey’s place.
Gov. Ivey said, “The Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council is tasked with restoring and protecting one of our State’s greatest natural resources, our Gulf. Its work is important not only because God has called us to be good stewards of the planet He has given us, but also because the major economic impact that the Gulf plays in our State is through tourism, fishing, shipping and other ways. I can think of no one better than Jo Bonner to serve as my designee to lead its efforts. Jo has a long history of being a tireless advocate for Alabama’s coast. I am excited to see the great things he accomplishes in this new endeavor.”