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Standard of the Governor of Alabama

The governor of the State of Alabama is the chief executive of the government of Alabama.

The governor is responsible for upholding the Alabama Constitution and executing state law. The governor also is commander-in-chief of the state's military forces (the Alabama Army National Guard and Alabama Air National Guard, which are part of the National Guard of the United States, and the Alabama State Defense Force, which is the State Defense Forces). As commander-in-chief the governor may call out the state's military forces preserve the public peace when it is not in active service of the United States.

At least once every legislative session, the governor is required to deliver an address to the Alabama Legislature, referred to as the "State of the State address," regarding the condition and operation of the state government and to suggest new legislation.

The Governor is elected by popular election every four years. A term limit of two consecutive terms is in effect, but there is limit on the total number of terms one may serve. George Wallace holds the record as the longest-serving governor in Alabama history with 16 years of service.

The 52nd and current governor of Alabama is Bob Riley.

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