Bentley appoints Adams to seat

Published 12:52 am Saturday, April 30, 2016

Kyle Adams will take office as a member of the Covington County Commission earlier than expected, after Gov. Robert Bentley appointed him to serve the remainder of Commissioner Carl Turman’s term.

Turman, who represented District 4, died April 18. He was serving his third term, but did not seek reelection this year.

0413-kyle-adamsAdams defeated two challengers to win the GOP nomination for the office. Since there was no Democratic candidate, he was poised to take office in November after winning a runoff on April 12.

Adams is a resident of the Loango community, and is a 2004 graduate of Red Level High School. He is a River Falls police officer and a staff sergeant in the Alabama Army National Guard.

His appointment becomes effective Monday. Adams said Friday night he hopes to schedule a swearing in ceremony for Wed., May 4, but details have not be finalized.

In his letter of appointment, Bentley wrote, “I encourage you to be a good steward of taxpayers ‘ money, and work to maintain the trust that I, and the people of Alabama, have in you. You are a servant of the people of Alabama, and I trust that you will fulfill your duties and set a standard for others to follow.”