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For Immediate Release: November 15, 2018


(Guntersville, AL)  Long-time Executive Director, Judy Miller of the Marshall County Legislative Office has resigned her position of 30 years to accept a job as Chief of Staff for newly elected Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth.  Miller has a lengthy record of community involvement spanning three decades.  She has worked with a dozen legislators over her career.

The Marshall County Legislative Delegation has tapped Jennifer Palmer of Albertville to fill the post.  Palmer has served as President of the Albertville Chamber of Commerce for the past 14 years.

Senator Clay Scofield said, “Judy’s departure from the legislative office is bittersweet.  Of course I hate to lose her and her 30 years of experience serving the people of Marshall County, but this is a terrific opportunity for her.  Judy is like family to me and I wish her all the best.”

“I am very sorry that we are losing Judy Miller as Director of our legislative office, said Rep. Kerry Rich.  “She has been outstanding in her service to legislators and the citizens of Marshall County.  Even though I am sorry to lose her, I understand her taking the position as Chief of Staff for the Lt. Governor.  It will be a new challenge which I am sure she will meet and I wish her nothing but the best.”

Miller says she is looking forward to new challenges and continued public service - just on a broader scale.  “My life’s work has been to assist our elected representatives in serving the people in their districts,” Miller said.  “I do believe we’ve helped some folks along the way, and that has always been the most rewarding part of the job for me.  This county has always been fortunate to have outstanding leadership and God has blessed me by allowing me to learn from principled men with high character and sincere desires to make our state better.  The friendships I’ve made and the close camaraderie we’ve shared is something I will always cherish.” 

“Jennifer Palmer is going to do a great job carrying on the legacy of this office,” she said.  She is highly qualified to keep it running smoothly and I know that she has a heart for our community.”

“Jennifer will make a great addition to our office”, says Scofield.  She has many qualities that will benefit our citizens.  She has done a great job at the Albertville Chamber and I’m sure she will do a great job serving the citizens of Marshall County and its legislative delegation.”

Rich expressed his confidence in Palmer, saying, “She brings a ton of experience – it was a no brainer to hire her when we found she was available.  Jennifer will provide the continued service to our constituents the people of Marshall County have come to expect and deserve.”

Palmer holds a Certificate in Non-Profit Organizational Management from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute.  She is a graduate of University of South Alabama with a B.S. in Business and Management Studies.  She and her husband, Jim reside in Albertville and have a son and a daughter, both in high school.

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