Gipson selects former Democratic legislator for ABC post
Former state Rep. Mac Gipson, who was selected by Gov.-elect Robert Bentley to be the administrator for the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, said Friday that former state Rep. William Thigpen would serve as assistant administrator.
The ABC Board appointed Gipson, a Prattville Republican who lost in the primary, as administrator at its Thursday meeting. His appointment, and that of Thigpen, takes effect on Monday.
Thigpen, D-Fayette, served three terms in the Alabama House of Representatives representing Fayette, Lamar and Tuscaloosa counties. He served in the Alabama National Guard for 27 years, including nine years as commander of the Fayette unit.
Thigpen also has been president of the Fayette Area Chamber of Commerce, and was the chamber's Member of the Year in 1993.
-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen