Governor Ivey replaces office formerly headed by Jon Mason

August 18, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

Governor Kay Ivey signed an Executive Order that would replace the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Volunteer Service on Thursday.

Ivey’s new Executive Order establishes the Office of Volunteer Services within the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. The new office will replace the Office of Faith-Based and Volunteer Service. This former office was also known as Serve Alabama.

Serve Alabama was notably run by Jon Mason whose wife, Rebekah, was accused of being former Governor Robert Bentley’s mistress. Ivey asked for Mason’s resignation on her first full day in office in April.

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House Judiciary Denies Bentley’s Request To Suspend Impeachment

September 1, 2016

By Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—On Wednesday, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Mike Jones (R-Andalusia), denied Governor Robert Bentley’s request to suspend the impeachment proceedings. Jones also denied the Governor’s request that certain committee members be recused from the hearings.

Jones issued a lengthy request for documents related to the funding of the Governor’s former senior adviser, Rebecca Caldwell Mason.

“After careful consideration and a close examination of the constitutional law and other reference sources, the motions are denied,” Jones said in a press release.
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Standridge Calls for Bentley to Step Down

March 25, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, March 24, state Representative David Standridge (R-Hayden) called on embattled Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) to step down.

Rep. Standridge said in a statement: “I have the honor to represent one of the most conservative areas of our State. In the past two gubernatorial elections my constituents have overwhelmingly supported the governor. As both Blount County Probate Judge/County Commission Chairman and as State Representative, I have had the honor of working with the Governor to benefit my district and my State. However, Governor Bentley has violated the trust placed in him by the people of this great State, myself included.”
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ALEA Chief Says It’s About the Law, Not Affairs and Affidavits

March 23, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY— Governor Robert Bentley fired Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Secretary, (ALEA) Spencer Collier, effective immediately on Tuesday in a press released without so much as a call to his longtime friend.

In his press release, Bentley alleged wrongdoing on the part of Collier. Just yesterday, Collier responded that Bentley was incorrect, and he would welcome an investigation by the FBI or the Attorney General’s Office.

ALReporter.com can now confirm that the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District is not investigating Collier, but the firings at ALEA and the closings of multiple criminal investigations, which are believed to have been ordered by Bentley and his unpaid senior advisor Rebekah Caldwell Mason.
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ALEA Chief Responds to Accusation: Story is Planted

March 22, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—In response to an al.com report once again insinuating that Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Secretary Spencer Collier or his staff had misappropriated State funds or resources, Collier issued a statement calling out reporter Chuck Dean, Governor Robert Bentley’s chief advisor Rebekah Caldwell Mason, Acting ALEA Secretary Stan Stabler, SBI Director Gene Wiggins and Stabler’s public information officer, Anna Morris.

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Collier accuses Dean of being a personal news outlet for Mason saying, “ I will be damned if I will let you, Rebekah Mason, Stan Stabler (an outright racist), Gene Wiggins or Anna Morris drag my name through the mud, and hurt my family. I promise, there is much more to come.”
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