Growing up in the small town of Camden in Wilcox County, Alabama, and working on her father’s farm taught Kay Ivey to value hard work and living within one’s means. Her parents instilled values of faith, family, and community.
After graduating from Auburn University in 1967, Kay worked as a high school teacher and a bank officer. She served as Reading Clerk of the Alabama House of Representatives under Speaker Joseph C. McCorquodale and was Assistant Director of the Alabama Development Office, where she worked to spur job creation and economic development across the state.
In 2002, Kay became the first Republican elected State Treasurer since Reconstruction, and she was re-elected in 2006. As Treasurer, Kay was committed to making the office more open, transparent, and efficient. Kay was elected Lieutenant Governor in 2010, becoming the first Republican woman to hold the office in Alabama’s history.
She again made history on November 4, 2014, by becoming the first Republican Lieutenant Governor re-elected to the office. The Lieutenant Governor’s primary Constitutional duty is to preside over legislative proceedings of the upper house as President of the Senate.
Governor Ivey has been honored to receive numerous awards for her service to the state of Alabama, including the 2015 ALFA Service to Agriculture Award; Newmax’s 50 Most Influential Female Republicans in the country; the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2016 Public Service Award; and 2017 Citizen of the Year, by River Region Living Magazine. In September 2019, the Alabama-Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America distinguished Governor Ivey as a Golden Eagle for her ‘scout like service’ and being a trailblazer for women. Most recently, Governor Ivey was awarded the prestigious Army Aviation Order of St. Michael Knight Award. The American Village also presented the governor their highest honor, the Cornerstone of Liberty Award.
On April 10, 2017, Kay was sworn in as the 54th Governor of the state of Alabama in the Old Senate Chamber in the Alabama State Capitol by Acting Chief Justice Lyn Stuart. Following a successful nineteen months in office, the people of Alabama made history again in November 2018 by electing Governor Ivey to a full term. She is the first Lt. Governor of Alabama elected to a full term after taking over as governor due to a vacancy in the Governor’s Office.
On January 14, 2019, Governor Ivey was officially sworn in for her full term by Associate Justice Will Sellers. Governor Ivey will continue to bring conservative leadership with effective results to make this generation more productive and the next generation more prosperous.
She is a member of the First Baptist Church of Montgomery, the Montgomery Rotary Club, and the Board of Directors of the Montgomery YMCA. Governor Ivey is also the first Girls State alumnus to be elected to an Alabama Constitutional Office.
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education (ADECE) was awarded $4 million by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Alabama’s Preschool Development Grant Birth…Read More »
Governor Ivey Announces Resicum International Plans $1.3 Million Aviation Training Academy, Bringing New Jobs and Aviation Industry Advancement to Selma MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced that Resicum International LLC,…Read More »
Governor Ivey Issues Executive Order to Promote Transparency in State Government MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday signed Executive Order 734, “Promoting Transparency in State Government Through Enhanced Accessibility to…Read More »
Governor Ivey Announces Additional Broadband Funds Coming to Alabama with Approval of State’s Capital Projects Fund Plan MONTGOMERY – Alabama’s efforts to extend access to broadband service to unserved areas received a boost…Read More »
Governor Ivey Issues Executive Order to Promote and Protect Religious Liberty in Alabama MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Friday signed Executive Order 733, “Promoting and Defending Religious Liberty Through Implementation of the…Read More »
Governor Ivey Announces Another Record High Jobs Count, Alabama's December Unemployment Rate is 2.8% MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate is 2.8%, up…Read More »
MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed four education-focused executive orders and issued a memo to the Department of Early Childhood Education. Governor Ivey has consistently stated that improving educational outcomes for…Read More »
Governor Ivey Issues Executive Order Triad Following Promise for a More Efficient, Accountable and Transparent Government During Inaugural Address MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday signed Executive Orders 726, 727 and 728 to…Read More »
Governor Ivey Announces Another Round of Road and Bridge Projects Ahead of Second Term MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced that more than $40 million in state transportation funding is being awarded to cities and counties…Read More »
Governor Ivey Participates in Ceremonial Groundbreaking for Broadband Projects, Notes Continued Dedication to Expand Broadband MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey today participated in a ceremonial groundbreaking for two broadband expansion…Read More »
Governor Ivey Issues Executive Order Reforming Correctional Incentive Time, Bolsters Public Safety MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday signed Executive Order 725 to promote public safety by establishing standards and accountability…Read More »
Governor Ivey Taps Small Business Champion and Former Air Force Captain Stacia Robinson to Lead Alabama Office of Minority Affairs MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced she is tapping Stacia Robinson to serve as director of…Read More »
Governor Ivey Shows Gratitude for Corrections Officers, Makes Surprise Visit to Two Facilities MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week stopped by two of the Alabama Department of Corrections’ (ADOC) major…Read More »
Governor Ivey Awards $2.65 Million to Fight Homelessness in Alabama MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced she is awarding $2.65 million to help Alabamians who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless obtain shelter and…Read More »
Governor Ivey Announces Alabama’s November Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 2.7%, Record High Jobs Count MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted November unemployment…Read More »
Governor Ivey Kicks Off First of 67 County Meetings to Bring Broadband to Communities Across the State MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey today kicked off the first of a series of statewide meetings through a program organized by the Alabama…Read More »
Governor Ivey Naming Curtis Stewart New ABC Administrator for Second Term MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced she is naming Curtis Stewart the new ABC Administrator for her second term. Current Administrator Mac Gipson, who…Read More »
Governor Ivey Provides Details of Recently Delivered Evergreen, Invites Alabamians to Join for Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced the details of the official Capitol…Read More »
Governor Ivey Promotes Small Business Saturday Through Proclamation MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday reiterated her staunch support for Alabama’s small businesses by signing a proclamation declaring November 26, 2022 as…Read More »
Governor Ivey Offers Her Support to Operation Iron Ruck MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday offered her support to Operation Iron Ruck (OIR), an effort by student veterans at The University of Alabama and Auburn University to bring…Read More »
Governor Ivey Announces $47 Million in National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Projects in Alabama MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Thursday that The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) recently approved five new projects…Read More »
Governor Ivey Announces Alabama's October Unemployment Rate is 2.7%, Jobs Count and Wages at Record High MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate is…Read More »
Governor Ivey Makes First Major Staff Appointment Ahead of Second Term MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced she is appointing Drew Harrell to serve as director of legislative affairs. The appointment of Harrell comes…Read More »
Governor Ivey Announces First Solar to Open $1.1 Billion Alabama Facility, Creating Over 700 Clean Energy Manufacturing Jobs in Lawrence County MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Wednesday that First Solar Inc. plans to invest…Read More »
Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday, November 10, 2022 hosted the 74th Annual Turkey Pardoning at the Alabama Governor’s Mansion. This year, Governor Ivey requested the public’s help in naming the two turkeys. The governor was joined by the…Read More »
Governor Ivey Awards $1.3 Million for State Innovation and Research MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey has awarded $1.3 million to stimulate new research and development at three Alabama universities and university systems and help improve…Read More »
Governor Ivey Tapped for Alabama Auto Manufacturing Group's Hall of Fame BIRMINGHAM — The Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association (AAMA), a trade group representing companies in the dynamic and fast-growing industry, named Governor…Read More »
Governor Ivey Announces Hyundai Mobis Plans EV Battery Module Plant in Montgomery, Creating 400 Jobs MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday joined executives of Hyundai Mobis, one of the world’s largest auto suppliers, to…Read More »
Governor Ivey Announces Manna Capital Partners Plans $600 Million Beverage Manufacturing Hub in Montgomery, Creating 280 Jobs MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced that Manna Capital Partners plans to invest nearly $600…Read More »
Governor Ivey Hosts Second Annual Made in Alabama Showcase MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey, in partnership with the Alabama Department of Commerce, hosted the second annual Made in Alabama Showcase to recognize some of Alabama’s top…Read More »
Governor Ivey Awards Nearly $19.3 Million to Improve Alabama Communities MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced she has awarded nearly $19.3 million to provide improvements in 49 Alabama towns, cities and counties. The…Read More »
A Message From Governor Ivey Fellow Alabamians, Let me first say, our hearts and prayers are with those affected by Hurricane Ian and those still in its path. Alabama remains ready to assist our neighbors not only today but in the weeks…Read More »
Governor Ivey Awards $1.64 Million to Enhance Outdoor Recreation in Alabama MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday awarded nearly $1.64 million to improve outdoor recreational venues in Alabama. Funds from the federal Recreational…Read More »
Governor Ivey Announces Another Round of Projects Funded by Rebuild Alabama, State-Supported Projects Now in all 67 Counties MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that more than $2.6 million in state funding is being…Read More »
Governor Ivey Awards $82.45 Million for Improved Access to Broadband through Alabama Middle-Mile Network MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday awarded an $82.45 million grant to help make statewide broadband service availability a more…Read More »
Governor Ivey Announces Alabama State Parks to Offer Free Admission on National Public Lands Day MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that Alabama State Parks will waive all entrance and parking fees on National Public Lands…Read More »
Service Dog Ivey Meets her Namesake MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday welcomed a special guest to the Alabama Governor’s Mansion. Service Dog Ivey is a highly trained, 12-week-old Labrador Retriever that could serve as…Read More »
Governor Ivey Announces Alabama's August Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 2.6% MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted August unemployment rate held steady at 2.6%.…Read More »
Governor Ivey Awards Grant to Bolster Public Safety in Birmingham MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced three grants totaling more than $107,000 to support efforts to reduce and prevent crime in Birmingham. The grants are…Read More »
Governor Ivey Announces Ecore International Plans Alabama Manufacturing Facility in $25 Million Project MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced that Ecore International plans to invest $25.5 million to open a state-of-the-art…Read More »
Governor Ivey Continues Advancing Broadband Access Across State-Awards $26.6 Million to Alabama Communities MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has awarded more than $26 million in state funds to provide broadband services in numerous locations…Read More »
Governor Ivey Awards Grant to Help Protect State Troopers and ALEA Agents MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Monday awarded a $20,365 grant to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency to provide new bulletproof vests for its agents. Alabama law…Read More »
Governor Ivey Announces Workforce at New Record High; Alabama Maintains Historically Low Unemployment Rate of 2.6% MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted July unemployment…Read More »
Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Reaches Another Record Low Unemployment Rate of 2.6% MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate is 2.6%, down from May’s…Read More »
A Message From Governor Ivey First and foremost, I would like to begin by thanking you all from the bottom of my heart for your support. We have a lot of great things happening in Alabama, but we still have much more work ahead. As I have said…Read More »
Montgomery, AL -- National election integrity champion Mike Lindell has endorsed Lindy Blanchard for Governor of Alabama ahead of the May 24th Primary Election. Lindell released the following statement on May 18th, in advance of Thursday’s…Read More »
NEWEST POLL: Katie Leads Opponents We are working tirelessly on the campaign trail, traveling to every corner of our state to visit with hardworking Alabamians, answer questions, and share our conservative message. It is clear that…Read More »
Every child in Alabama deserves access to a world-class education that prioritizes outcomes over ideology. Our most vulnerable children are no exception to that promise. Alabama is dead last in math - and at the bottom in education. It is…Read More »
Montgomery, AL -- Lindy Blanchard released the following statement in regards to the Supreme Court draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and return power back to the states. "As governor, I will call a special session of the legislature on day…Read More »
The American people are paying more for food, fuel, housing and basic necessities because of Bidenflation. Add to that the crushing weight of Kay Ivey’s Taxation and reckless spending priorities, and we’re left with an unaffordable…Read More »
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Governor Ivey has always stood with Alabama’s small businesses, and she recently signed HB391, providing tax relief to over 230,000 businesses. “Alabama’s small businesses are the soul of our economy, and as long as I am your…Read More »
"Have a blessed Good Friday! Join my family and I in prayer this Holy Day." – Katie. Katie’s New Ad: No Balanced Budget, No Paycheck Joe Biden’s radical agenda and bad decisions are costing hardworking Alabamians and…Read More »
The most common question I get on the campaign trail is, "What will you do differently than the current Governor?" The answer is simple. I would provide true leadership. For too long, there has been silence from the Alabama governor's office on…Read More »