Jim Bennett http://apr.org en Bennett to Take Oath as Alabama Secretary of State http://apr.org/post/bennett-take-oath-alabama-secretary-state <p>Former Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett will take the oath of office Wednesday to replacing Beth Chapman who resigned the position effective Wednesday afternoon<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley will administer the oath of office to Bennett at 5:01 p.m. Wednesday in the Old House Chamber at the Alabama State Capitol in downtown Montgomery.<br> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:23:36 +0000 The Associated Press 35144 at http://apr.org Bennett to Take Oath as Alabama Secretary of State Governor Bentley Chooses Bennett For Sec. Of State http://apr.org/post/governor-bentley-chooses-bennett-sec-state <p>Former Secretary of State Jim Bennett is returning to the office.</p><p>Gov. Robert Bentley announced Tuesday that he's chosen Bennett to replace Beth Chapman. She's resigning at the end of the month to become a political consultant with the Alabama Farmers Federation.</p><p>Bennett served as secretary of state from 1993 to 2003. Then he served in Gov. Bob Riley's Cabinet and in Bentley's Cabinet as labor commissioner. He retired last year when the departments of Labor and Industrial Relations were merged.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 22:03:47 +0000 The Associated Press 33815 at http://apr.org Governor Bentley Chooses Bennett For Sec. Of State