MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Jon Mason, the husband of Rebekah Caldwell Mason, is “no longer with the state,” according to a spokesperson for the Governor’s office.
“The Governor is evaluating all staff and cabinet members in determining who stays and who goes,” the spokesperson said of Mason’s dismissal.
Mr. Mason was appointed to the position in 2011 by Gov. Robert Bentley. SERVE Alabama is the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Volunteer Services.
Mason’s wife, Rebekah, is accused of having an affair with former Gov. Bentley. Bentley resigned on Monday and Kay Ivey was appointed the state’s new governor.
Eileen Jones, Governor Ivey’s communications director, told WHNT News 19’s Kristen Conner that Ivey asked for letters of resignation from all Bentley cabinet members. She said Mason’s was the only letter the governor has accepted so far. Jones did not indicate how many others had submitted letters of resignation.
WHNT News 19’s David Kumbroch and Chris Davis are in Montgomery tracking developments related to our change in state leadership. We’ll continue to update WHNT.com and the WHNT app as new details unfold. We’ll also have the latest on WHNT News 19 this evening.