This Week, September 4, 2012 Secretary of State Beth Chapman

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Secretary of State Beth Chapman was elected Alabama’s 51st Secretary of State in November of 2006 after being elected and serving four years as State Auditor. Secretary Chapman received her B.S. Degree from the University of Montevallo, and her Master’s Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also completed post-graduate work with a perfect 4.0.


Secretary Chapman was the first woman in Alabama’s history to serve as a Cabinet Member in the capacity of Appointments Secretary for a Governor and later as Press Secretary for a Lt. Governor. In addition, she and her family have owned a successful business for more than a decade.

Under Chapman’s leadership the number of Alabama voter’s increased by approximately 200,000 and she and her staff successfully conducted the largest Presidential Election in Alabama’s history.

Secretary Chapman has received numerous military commendations for her advancement of the patriotic spirit in America: the Seven Seals Award by the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserves (ESGR), three appointments by Alabama’s Governor and Adjutant General to participate in the Partnership for Peace Program – representing Alabama in Romania, Belgium and Germany. Secretary Chapman was honored by the United States Selective Service Board, received an award of support from the Alabama National Guard, and was chosen to represent Alabama at the National Security Forum at the nationally-renowned Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base. She has been invited to speak and represent Alabama at numerous military events throughout the United States.

She is the author of three books. One, The Power of Patriotism, received a national award, the distinguished George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. She has also written two patriotic speeches, which have been entered into the Congressional Record by Senator Jeff Sessions and Congressman Jo Bonner respectively. 

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