Governor of Alabama
(According to governor.alabama.gov)
Robert Bentley biography
Robert Bentley is committed to creating jobs for the people of Alabama. He was elected the 53rd governor of Alabama in 2010. Governor Bentley promised the people of Alabama he would not accept a salary until the State reached full employment (5.2% unemployment). Upon taking office, Governor Bentley made the creation of new jobs a top priority in his Administration by instructing his Cabinet and State Agencies to join him in his effort to lower the unemployment rate and grow the state’s economy.
A governor's official duties can include signing bills into law, serving as commander-in-chief of the state's National Guard and militia forces, convening special sessions of the state legislature, delivering a "state of the state" address to citizens, granting commutations and pardons to prisoners and appointing people to various judicial and state offices.