Growing up in the small town of
Camden in Wilcox County 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
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 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.
One of Kay’s first actions in office was to lead the Commission on Improving State Government. The Commission was tasked with exploring ways to
reduce government spending and find efficiencies in State government. Many of the Commission’s recommendations were implemented, laying the
groundwork for Alabama to successfully complete The Road to Saving $1 Billion
in December 2013.
In addition, Kay has taken on several initiatives to grow jobs, address child hunger, and increase STEM education. As Chair of the Military
Stability Commission, she is leading the first statewide coordinated effort to secure and strengthen Alabama’s military assets ahead of any
potential base or force realignments. She also serves as Chair of the Aerospace States Association.
Kay believes if you campaign
as a Conservative for office, then you should govern
as a Conservative in office. Kay 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.
Kay is also the first Girls State alumnus to be elected to an Alabama Constitutional Office.