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Beth Chapman, Dog the Bounty Hunter’s wife, is elected National Bail Bonds president

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Bounty hunters Duane and Beth Chapman arrive for the 48th ACM Awards at the MGM Grand Sunday, April 7, 2013.

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Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman, Marie Osmond and Beth Chapman at Flamingo Las Vegas.

Bail bond baroness Beth Chapman, wife of Duane Chapman, aka “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” won her National Bail Bonds Association presidential bid Wednesday afternoon during the 32nd annual convention at the Luxor.

Votes were being tallied at the same time a new bill was advanced in Congress to outlaw all bail bondsmen.

“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.”

Beth and her husband posed for photographs with fans in the Luxor when the couple, who live in Hawaii, went off to celebrate the victory with family and friends.

“Looks like we’ll be spending a lot of our time in the nation’s capital from now on,” Beth told me. “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.”

Our first Q+A with Beth was posted Tuesday evening.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” fame has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/Robin_Leach.

Follow Las Vegas Sun Entertainment + Luxury Senior Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/VDLXEditorDon.

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