Beth Chapman was born in the year 1962 and she is American politician born in Alabama. She is a member for Republican Party and she was the 51st secretary of state. She decided to resign so that she can take up a position offered by Alabama Farmers Federation.
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From her biography, Beth Chapman was born in the city of Greenville in Alabama. She did her education at Fort Dale Academy where she got a B.S with University of Montevallo. She got her masters with University of Alabama at Birmingham. In the year 1988, she got married. Her husband is James Chapman and they have two sons together. Her children are William Thatcher Chapman and Winston Taylor Chapman. James died in 2011 because of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome or ARDS while at the age of 50. Beth Chapman is now living in Hoover, in the state of Alabama. She continues to have her residence also in the city of Montgomery in the state of Alabama.
Beth Chapman worked as appointments Secretary for Governor Fob James’s cabinet since 1995 until 1996. She was the first woman who worked in the post. In the presidential election in 2000 season, she worked like a delegate in Republican National Convention under George W Bush in the state of Philadelphia. Afterwards, she became Electoral College’s member for Alabama. After working in private sector for some time, she got a stint of working like a Press Secretary of Lieutenant Governor Steve Windom in 2000 and in 2001.
After resigning as a staff of Lt Governor Windom, she joined the 2002 race to become a state auditor. She got the victory in Republican primary and continued to win general election. She got this seat from Susan Parker who is a Democrat. She worked on this job since 2003 until 2007. She was then elected to be a Secretary of State in 2006, when she defeated Nancy Worley who was working in this position.
Beth Chapman was a victim of an attack of a Republican former Judge Mark Montiel to explain the money that was paid to her sons and husband during the campaign of 2006. However, she was cleared because there is no law that prohibited her to hire a family member in working in the campaign. She was then in the headlines when there was a story in Associated Press that she has a consulting firm which is being paid by private charity that gets money from the state government.
She was criticized because of being a part of these deals but she said that her company is being paid from the fundraising money and not from the grants of the state. The Birmingham News that endorsed her campaign in the year 2006 was not happy with her arguments and criticized her. She won election of 2010 to be Alabama Secretary of State again. Her net worth is over 10 million dollars.
Last Modified: Mar 10, 2020