April 11, 2017 •
Alabama Gets Second Female Governor Following Bentley Resignation
On April 10, 2017, Gov. Robert Bentley resigned as the 53rd governor of Alabama.
The resignation follows the Alabama Ethics Commission finding probable cause he violated state ethics laws.
Kay Ivey was sworn in as the 54th governor of Alabama immediately following Bentley’s resignation. Ivey is the second woman to serve as governor of Alabama.
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