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Senate Confirms Lt. Governor Kay Ivey’s Appointment to Ethics Commission

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Senate Confirms Lt. Governor Kay Ivey’s Appointment to Ethics Commission

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (January 23, 2014) – The Alabama Senate confirmed Ms. Larkin Martin of Courtland to the Alabama Ethics Commission Thursday. Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey appointed Ms. Martin to the board April 17, 2013.

Ms. Martin is the manager of two successful family-owned farms, Martin Farm and The Albemarle Corporation, in Courtland, Alabama. She serves on The President’s Council Advisory Board of The University of Alabama and The Farm Foundation Board of Trustees. She is past Chairman of The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and served as Chairman and Director of The Cotton Board, an appointment made by the Secretary Agriculture. Ms. Martin also serves on several civic organizations in her community.

“Ms. Martin demonstrates an outstanding personal and work ethic. I am confident she will render a valuable service on this important Commission.” said Lieutenant Governor Ivey.

Ms. Martin is married to John L. Thornton with four children. Her term is effective immediately and expires August 31, 2018.

This is Lieutenant Governor Ivey’s second appointment to the Ethics Commission since taking office in January 2011.

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