By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Thursday, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) released a written statement to congratulate former Chief Justice Roy Moore on his election as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and Republican Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh upon her election as President of the Alabama Public Service Commission.
Gov. Bentley said, “I want to congratulate both Roy Moore and Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh on their successful campaigns. I look forward to working with them on the issues facing our state. The people of Alabama have now voted Republican leaders into every statewide elected office. We have a responsibility to serve the people of this state, and we do not take that responsibility lightly. We appreciate the trust of the voters, and we will continue to honor that trust each and every day.”
Former Chief Justice Moore said in a written statement following his election, “I thank God for this great victory and the people of Alabama for returning me to the position of Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. I look forward to serving this state once again in the administration of justice. The Alabama Unified Judicial System is a model for the Nation and I am thankful for this opportunity.”
Following the victory Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh said, “I deeply appreciate the support given to our campaign tonight, and I will do my absolute best to justify the confidence placed in me by the voters.”
Gov. Bentley also praised the people of Alabama for passing amendment two giving the state the ability to refinance some of its debts and increase its borrowing limit to offer incentives to attract new jobs to Alabama.
Gov. Bentley said in a written statement, “I want to thank the people of Alabama for approving Amendment 2 and allowing us to continue bringing more new jobs to this state. Since taking office, my Administration has announced well over 26,000 new jobs for communities across Alabama. Amendment 2 will allow us to build on that progress. Job creation remains my number-one priority, and my efforts to attract more jobs will continue until everyone who wants a job is able to find one.”
Gov. Bentley was quoted in the Birmingham News saying, “It’s important that we compete with other states. If you don’t have money for incentive packages, you will not be in the game. And we’re going to be in the game.”