2018 Elections

Kay Ivey

Gov. Kay Ivey

Office: Governor

Kay Ivey

Party: Republican

Age: 73

Residence: Montgomery resident and native of Camden.

Political offices held: Alabama governor, 2017-present, having ascended to governor in April 2017 when then-Gov. Robert Bentley resigned; lieutenant governor, 2014-2017; state treasurer, 2002-2014.

Professional experience: Assistant director of Alabama Development office; reading clerk of the Alabama House of Representatives; bank officer; high school teacher.

Education: Auburn University, B.S. degree, 1967; Wilcox County High School.

Civic experience: Civic honors include the ALFA Service to Agriculture Award, Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential Female Republicans, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2016 Public Service Award, and River Region Magazine 2017 Citizen of the Year; Member, Alabama Forestry Association and Montgomery Rotary Club; board member, Montgomery YMCA, and Girls State (first Girls State alumnus to be elected to an Alabama constitutional office).

Main issues: Ivey’s platform includes job creation, protecting Second Amendment rights and pro-life policies, improving education, and “standing up for the little guy and the forgotten.” Ivey’s platform points to her accomplishments as governor including 13,000 new jobs (4,000 with Toyota-Mazda), $6 billion in new business investments, record Pre-K funding, record low unemployment and banning lobbyists from executive branch appointments.

Top contributors:  $300,000: James W. Rane, Abbeville. $125,000: Franklin PAC, Montgomery. $105,000: Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, PC, Montgomery. $100,000: Louis W. Breland, Huntsville.

Campaign: www.kayivey.com and https://www.facebook.com/kayiveyforgovernor/