Beth Chapman, star of bail bond reality TV show and the wife of Duane Chapman, aka “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” was elected National Bail Bonds Association president Wednesday afternoon.

The crowning took place during the 32nd annual bail bond convention at the Luxor Hotel Casino, at the same time a new bill was advanced in Congress to outlaw all bail bondsmen.


Dog The Bounty Hunter Wife Beth Chapman Elected National Bail Bonds President

“It was a narrow victory,” Beth told me Wednesday as she accepted the mantle of president. “My plate is going to be full fighting that bill in Washington, D.C.” “We are one of the oldest professions in the world, and we fulfill a very valid purpose. We certainly shouldn’t be outlawed and have 15,000 offices shut down coast to coast. “I will fight — and fight hard — to keep our profession going and growing. We tackle criminals who deserve to be behind bars for breaking the law. We become the voice of their victims who are often forgotten.” h/t lasvegassun

Beth and Dog posed for photogs along with fans before being whisked off to celebrate the win with family and friends. The couple live in Hawaii.

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“Looks like we’ll be spending a lot of our time in the nation’s capital from now on,” Beth told Robin Leach. “Our fight for survival begins right now. It’s good that we put our reality-TV show on hold because we’re now free to start our battle for survival.”