Category: 2018 Elections
Gov. Kay Ivey was sworn in this morning along with other constitutional officers in a ceremony of pomp and circumstances on the red carpet-lined steps of the Alabama Capitol.
The National Guard performed a flyover of the event, where the Alabama National Guard presented colors and the concert ensemble of Booker T. Washington Magnet School performed for a crowd that included four former governors and other constitutional officers.
Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions – whom Ivey pointed out came out of Wilcox County, as did she – also was in attendance, along with Reps. Bradley Byrne and Martha Roby representing Alabama’s congressional contingent.
A parade down Dexter Avenue was to follow at noon, and the Inaugural Gala will be held tonight at the Montgomery Civic Center.
Wearing a burgundy coat and cream pants on this overcast morning, as temperatures hovered in the mid-40s, Ivey pointed to recent successes in Alabama and laid out a few of Alabama’s biggest challenges in the coming year, which she said she looked at as “opportunities.”
Monday is inauguration day, with a full slate of activities slated in Montgomery.
The day kicks off with a prayer breakfast before swearing-in ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. on the Capitol steps for constitutional officers, including Gov. Kay Ivey, Lt. Gov.-elect Will Ainsworth, Attorney General Steve Marshall, Secretary of State John Merrill and State Auditor Jim Ziegler.
Ivey’s inauguration speech will be televised live on Alabama Public Television’s Capitol Journal beginning at 10 a.m.
A parade follows at noon, and an invitation-only Inaugural Gala will be held tonight at the Montgomery Civic Center. Inaugural activities kicked off Saturday with a concert and celebration on the coast.
Number of counties reporting: 67 out of 67
Walt Maddox (D)
Kay Ivey (R)
Bob Vance Jr. (D)
Tom Parker (R)
Joseph Siegelman (D)
Steve Marshall (R)
Secretary of State:
Heather Milam (D)
John H. Merrill (R)
Will Boyd (D)
Will Ainsworth (R)
Public Service Commission Place 1
Cara Y. McClure (D)
Jeremy H. Oden (R)
Public Service Commission Place 2
Kari Powell (D)
Chris “Chip” Beeker Jr. (R)
Miranda Karrine Joseph (D)
Jim Ziegler (R)
John MacMillan (R)
Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries
Rick Pate (R)
All of Alabama’s Republicans in the House of Representatives won re-election: Rep. Bradley Byrne is at 63.24%, Rep. Martha Roby is at 61.43%, Rep. Mike Rogers is at 63.74%, Rep. Robert Aderholt is at 79.798%, Rep. Mo Brooks is at 61.06%, and Rep. Gary Palmer is at 69.22%. Democrat Terri Sewell was unopposed and got 97.80%.
Check out more results at AlabamaVotes.Gov.