Cam Ward sworn in to lead Bureau of Pardons and Paroles, Ivey sets election dates

Cam Ward sworn in to lead Bureau of Pardons and Paroles, Ivey sets election dates
Cam Ward swearing-in (Source: Governor's Office)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WBRC) - Former Alabama Senator Cam Ward was officially sworn in as director of the Bureau of Pardons and Paroles Monday morning in the Governor’s Capitol Office.

Also on Monday, Governor Kay Ivey signed a proclamation to set special election dates for Alabama Senate District 14. This seat was held by Ward who the governor appointed to serve as director of the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles.

The special primary election is set for Tuesday, March 30, 2021; the special primary runoff, if necessary, for Tuesday, April 27, 2021; and the special general election for Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

“I appreciate Senator Ward agreeing to serve in his new capacity as director of the Bureau of Pardons and Paroles, but it is just as critical to fill the open seat on behalf of the people in Senate District 14,” Governor Ivey said.

The deadline for qualifying with major political parties will be Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. The deadline for all independent candidates and/or minor parties is Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Senate District 14 represents portions of Bibb, Chilton, Hale, Jefferson and Shelby counties.

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