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Gov. Kay Ivey makes string of appointments

The governor’s office announced that Gov. Kay Ivey has made a number of appointments.

Gov. Kay Ivey speaks at the annual PARCA forum.

Governor Kay Ivey has made a number of new appointments. These appointments are effective immediately. Ivey has appointed:

  • Cleve Poole as a circuit judge for Butler, Crenshaw and Lowndes counties.
  • Howard Lamar Daugherty to serve on the Coosa County Commission.
  • Jessa Blount to the Genetic Counseling Board.
  • Linda Cencula to the Credit Union Administration Board.
  • Kevin Murphy to the Security Regulatory Board.
  • Teresa Paglione to the Cahawba Advisory Committee.
  • Dave White to the 9-8-8 Comprehensive Behavioral Health Crisis Communication System Study Commission.
  • Eddie Griffith and Alex Krumdieck to the Alabama Historical Commission.
  • Rene Sprague, Bruce Korf, Crayton Fargason Jr., Kirsten Anthony, Scott Griffin, Dr. Elizabeth Barnby, Dr. Michael Barnett, Dr. Martina Bebin, Dr. David Bick, Dr. Karen Fagen, Dr. Scott Griffin, Dr. Kim Littlefield, Dr. Katelyn Staley, Dr. Tammi Skelton, Dr. Stephen Sodeke, and Dr. Matt Might to the Rare Disease Advisory Council.
  • Commissioner Jean Brown to the Independent Living Council.
  • State Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, to the Space Science Exhibit Commission.
  • Rebecca Dennis to the Assisted Living Administrators Board of Examiners.
  • Director Marty Redden to the Digital Expansion Authority.
  • Sen. Donnie Chesteen, R-Dothan, and John Mitchell to the Digital Expansion Authority.

The power to appoint people to fill vacancies to many elected offices as well as to numerous boards, commissions and authorities is one of the most significant powers of the governor in Alabama.

On Wednesday, Ivey announced that she will be seeking another term in 2022.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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