The Governor of the State of Alabama
is the chief executive
of the Government of Alabama
The Governor has the power to execute Alabama
's laws and to call out the state militia
to preserve the public peace, being Commander-in-Chief of the state's military forces that are 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, and may serve a maximum of two terms.
The 52nd and current Governor of Alabama is Bob Riley.