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On Friday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) announced three major appointments in Montgomery, Baldwin, Monroe and Conecuh Counties.

Ivey has appointed Carmen Moore-Zeigler to the Montgomery County Commission, Matthew McKenzie to the Baldwin County Commission and Todd Watson as District Attorney for Monroe and Conecuh Counties.

The Governor of Alabama has broad appointment powers across the state for whenever a position becomes vacant.

Carmen Moore-Zeigler is a Montgomery native and the president of the Moore-Zeigler Group which provides business consulting services primarily to minority-owned businesses. Her father and partner, Doug Moore, recently passed away.

Matthew McKenzie is a retired corporal with the Alabama State Troopers. He is a United States Marine Corps veteran who lives in Fairhope.

McKenzie is already the Republican nominee for the Second District of the Baldwin County Commission.

The South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce announced in a statement, “Governor Kay Ivey has appointed Mr. Matthew P. McKenzie to serve on the Baldwin County Commission effective August 1, 2022. Mr. McKenzie will serve as the Baldwin County District 2 Commissioner, the position that was previously held by Mr. Joe Davis III.”

A swearing-in ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. in the Baldwin County Administration Building County Commission Chambers located at 322 Courthouse Square, Bay Minette, Alabama 36507.

“The Baldwin County Commission is honored to have Mr. McKenzie fill the District 2 Baldwin County Commission seat,” the Chamber wrote. “Mr. McKenzie has dedicated his life to service. His career began as he served five and a half years in the United States Marine Corps. After his time in the Marine Corps, Mr. McKenzie worked and retired after 24 years with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA). The Baldwin County Commission would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Commissioner Joe Davis III for his dedicated service to the citizens of Baldwin County. We would like to wish him the best in his retirement and future endeavors.”

Todd Watson is a longtime Assistant District Attorney in Alabama’s 35th Judicial Circuit.

To connect with the author of this story, or to comment, email brandon.moseley@1819News.com.

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