Gov. Kay Ivey announced Tuesday that she has appointed Sen. Cam Ward to serve as director of the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles. Ward’s appointment is effective December 7, 2020. He is currently serving his third term in the Alabama State Senate. He serves as the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ward graduated from Troy State University in 1993 and from Cumberland School of Law. He is also a practicing attorney, and he has focused his private career on economic development.
“Cam Ward has spent his career as an attorney and public servant dedicated to Alabama’s criminal justice system,” Governor Ivey said. “As he transitions to director of Pardons and Paroles, I’m confident that his background and experience will position him to closely follow the letter of the law while providing individuals every opportunity possible to rebuild their lives post incarceration.”
Along with his tenure in the Alabama State Senate, Ward served two terms in the Alabama House of Representatives. He also worked as the deputy attorney general for Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor and was assigned to the Alabama State Auditor’s office, where he served as legal counsel. Ward lives in Alabaster with his wife Lindsey and their two daughters.
“I’m honored that Governor Ivey had the confidence to appoint me to this position,” Ward commented. “I have committed my career in the Senate to improving our criminal justice system in Alabama, and I look forward to working with Governor Ivey going forward in this effort.”
Ward will have to resign his Senate seat prior to starting the position.