Kay Ivey

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Kay Ivey
Ivey in 2017
54th Governor of Alabama
Assumed office
April 10, 2017
LieutenantVacant (2017–2019)
Will Ainsworth (2019–present)
Preceded byRobert J. Bentley
30th Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
In office
January 17, 2011 – April 10, 2017
GovernorRobert J. Bentley
Preceded byJim Folsom Jr.
Succeeded byWill Ainsworth
38th Treasurer of Alabama
In office
January 20, 2003 – January 17, 2011
GovernorBob Riley
Preceded byLucy Baxley
Succeeded byYoung Boozer
Personal details
Kay Ellen Ivey

(1944-10-15) October 15, 1944 (age 79)
Camden, Alabama, U.S.
Political partyRepublican (2002–present)
Other political
Democratic (before 2002)
Ben LaRavia
(m. 1967; div. 1969)

Tom Clement
(m. 1991; div. 1993)
ResidenceGovernor's Mansion
EducationAuburn University (BA)

Kay Ellen Ivey (born October 15, 1944) is an American politician who is the 54th governor of Alabama, serving since 2017. Originally a conservative Southern Democrat, Ivey became a member of the Republican Party in 2002. She was the 38th Alabama state treasurer from 2003 to 2011 and the 30th lieutenant governor of Alabama from 2011 to 2017.

Ivey became Alabama's second female governor and the first female Republican governor upon the resignation of her predecessor, Robert J. Bentley. She won a full term in 2018 by 19.1 percentage points against Democratic nominee Walt Maddox and was reelected by 37.7 percentage points over Democratic nominee Yolanda Flowers in 2022. At 79, Ivey is the oldest currently serving governor in the United States.

Early life and education[edit]

Ivey was born on October 15, 1944, in Camden, Alabama, as the only child to Boadman Nettles (1913–1997) and Barbara Elizabeth Ivey (née Nettles; 1915–1998).[2][3][4] Her father, who served as an officer in the U.S. Army during World War II, worked with the Gees Bend community as part of the Farmers Home Administration.[5][6]

Growing up in Camden, Ivey worked on her father's farm. She graduated from Auburn University, where she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, becoming president of her first-year pledge class,[7] and served in the Student Government Association all four years.[7] Ivey participated in a blackface skit in 1967, while a student at Auburn. When questioned about this in 2019 she initially claimed not to have taken part, but after a recording surfaced in which she discussed her participation, she admitted it.[8][9] In 2021, Ivey received an honorary Doctor of Letters from Jacksonville State University.[10]

In 1967, Ivey moved to California following her first marriage and became a high school teacher for several years.[7] Following the end of her marriage, she returned to Alabama and landed a position with Merchants National Bank, where she launched a school relations program to promote financial literacy.[7] Ivey has been divorced twice and has no children.[11]

Entry into politics[edit]

Ivey after being sworn in as State Treasurer in 2003

In 1979, she was appointed by then-Governor Fob James to serve in the state cabinet.[7] She later served as the reading clerk of the Alabama House of Representatives between 1980 and 1982 and served as Assistant Director of the Alabama Development Office between 1982 and 1985.[12]

In 1982, Ivey ran unsuccessfully for State Auditor as a Democrat.[13] She was Director of Government Affairs and Communications for the Alabama Commission on Higher Education from 1985 until 1998.[14]

State Treasurer (2003–2011)[edit]

Ivey is sworn into a second term as State Treasurer by Jeff Sessions in 2007

Ivey took office as state treasurer in 2003, after defeating Stephen Black, the grandson of former United States Supreme Court justice Hugo Black, in the 2002 general election, by a margin of 52–48%.[15] In 2006, Ivey was reelected over Democrat Steve Segrest by a 60–40% margin.[16] She was the first Republican elected state treasurer since Reconstruction.[17]

Ivey served as Treasurer during the near-complete financial collapse of the Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (PACT) program. Under this program tens of thousands of Alabama families were assured by the state that their investment in the program would guarantee their children four years of tuition at any state college.[7] During the period after the program's inception in 1990, many of the state's colleges increased the cost of tuition at triple the inflation rate (or more), and combined with stock market downturns in 2000 and 2008, the program became financially unsustainable. The Alabama state legislature subsequently bailed it out.[7][18][19]

Lieutenant Governor (2011–2017)[edit]

Ivey with Martha Roby, Robert J. Bentley, and Terri Sewell in 2014

Under the Alabama Constitution, Ivey was not eligible to seek reelection to a third term as state treasurer in 2010.[20] Her name surfaced in press speculation about gubernatorial candidates in 2010.[21][22]

In 2009, Ivey announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor in the 2010 elections, joining a crowded field of seven Republican candidates.[23][24] In March 2010, Ivey abandoned her run for governor and qualified to run for lieutenant governor.[25] She ran against State Senator Hank Erwin of Montevallo and schoolteacher Gene Ponder of Baldwin County for the Republican nomination.[26] In the June 2010 primary election, Ivey won the nomination with 56.6% of the vote, to Erwin's 31.4% and Ponder's 12%.[27]

In the November 2010 elections, in a Republican sweep of statewide offices, Ivey defeated Democratic incumbent Lieutenant Governor Jim Folsom Jr., who had sought an unprecedented fourth term. Ivey received 764,112 votes to Folsom's 718,636.[28]

In 2014, Ivey was challenged in the Republican primary by pastor Stan Cooke of Jefferson County.[29] Ivey received the support of major lobbying groups, such as the Business Council of Alabama, Alabama Retail Association, Alabama Farmers Federation, and Alabama Forestry Association.[30] Ivey defeated Cooke in the primary, with 257,588 votes (61.68%) to Cooke's 160,023 (38.32%).[31] In the general election, Ivey faced Democratic nominee James C. Fields, a former state legislator.[32] In November 2014, Ivey won reelection with 738,090 votes to Fields's 428,007.[33] This marked the first time a Republican was reelected lieutenant governor in the state's history.[34]

Governor of Alabama (2017–present)[edit]

Ivey with Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to Alabama, October 2018

Taking office and first months as governor[edit]

Ivey speaking in 2017

Ivey was sworn in as governor following the resignation of Robert J. Bentley on April 10, 2017. She is the second female governor in the state's history. The first was Lurleen Wallace, the wife of former governor George Wallace; she was governor for about 16 months in 1967 and 1968, until her death from cancer.[34]

In April 2017, Ivey signed a bill into law that barred judges from overruling a jury's recommendation on the death penalty in sentencing in capital murder cases. Previously Alabama had been the only state with a "judicial override" that allowed a judge to sentence a defendant to death when a jury had recommended a sentence of life without parole. Before the bill was passed, Alabama's capital sentencing scheme was viewed as likely to be struck down as unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.[35][36]

In May 2017, Ivey signed into law:

  • a bill to speed up death penalty appeals and hasten executions in Alabama.[37]
  • a bill barring the removal of any monuments on public display, or the renaming of any public street or building, that had existed for 40 years or more—effectively protecting the state's Confederate monuments.[38]
  • a bill banning crossover voting (the practice of casting a ballot in one party's primary election and then casting a ballot in other party's runoff elections).[39]
  • a bill allowing faith-based adoption agencies to refuse to place children with gay couples. This bill was criticized by the Human Rights Campaign.[40][41]

In September 2017, Ivey announced that she was running for election to a full term in the 2018 gubernatorial election.[42]

Roy Moore and the 2017 special election for U.S. Senate[edit]

Former U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions resigned from that office in February 2017 to serve as U.S. Attorney General, whereupon then-Governor Bentley chose Luther Strange to succeed Sessions in the Senate, pending a special election that Bentley controversially scheduled for 2018 instead of sooner.[43][44] When Ivey succeeded Bentley, she rescheduled the special election for December 12, 2017.[45]

After former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore won the Republican nomination for that U.S. Senate seat, The Washington Post published an article revealing allegations of sexual abuse against minors by Moore, which caused many Republican voters and groups in Alabama to withdraw their support for him. There began to be discussion as to whether Ivey would delay the election to allow the Republicans to field an alternative candidate. Ivey subsequently said: "The election date is set for December 12. Were [Strange] to resign I would simply appoint somebody to fill the remaining time until we have the election on December 12."[46] Ivey stated on November 17 that although she had no reason to disbelieve the allegations, she intended to vote for Moore to protect the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, a statement for which she was criticized.[47][48][49] Moore lost the special election to former U.S. Attorney and Democratic nominee Doug Jones.[50] On December 28 Ivey and Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill certified the senatorial election result despite an attempt by the Moore campaign to delay certification over unsubstantiated accusations of voter fraud.[51]

Execution of Nathaniel Woods[edit]

In March 2020, Ivey signed off on the execution of Nathaniel Woods, a man accused of orchestrating the killings of three police officers, to proceed. The conviction and death sentence were highly controversial among the public. Many believe Woods was not guilty and that his trial was tainted by racial discrimination.[52] Multiple civil rights leaders and activists pleaded with Ivey to pardon him or commute his death sentence. Among them was the sister of one of the slain officers, who told Ivey that Woods was innocent and to stop the execution.[53] Moreover, another man had confessed to and was convicted of the murders, and said that Woods was not involved.[54][55][56]

Woods was executed on March 5, 2020. Ivey later faced public protests, including an instance where Woods's sister confronted her, with protesters shouting "Murderer!" at Ivey as she refused to answer questions about the execution. Ivey responded to criticism, saying she believed Woods was an "integral participant in the intentional murder of these three officers" and calling him a "known drug dealer".[57]

Economic policy[edit]

On April 6, 2018, Ivey signed a bill exempting economic development professionals from registering as lobbyists under the Alabama ethics law. The bill was sponsored by Ken Johnson and would have died if not signed by Ivey over the weekend. Ivey said the legislation would allow the state "to remain on a level playing field with other states, as we compete for job creating capital investments" and Alabama's ability to attract highly sought-after economic development projects would allow the state to continue experiencing "record-low unemployment".[58] On April 9, Ivey signed a bill extending the reach of the Simplified Sellers Use Tax to capture purchases from third-party vendors selling products through Amazon and other online marketplaces. In a press release, Ivey said the legislation would "help bring about a competitive balance between brick-and-mortar retailers in Alabama and third-party online sellers, while streamlining the collection of use taxes that are currently due on online transactions."[59] In a June letter to United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Ivey wrote that she opposed "any efforts that may harm those companies that employ thousands of Alabamians and contribute billions to our economy" and advocated for Ross to "not recommend to President Trump the levying of trade tariffs on automobiles and automotive parts."[60] In August, Ivey named Kelly Butler as Alabama acting finance director, saying that Butler would serve until the completion of a search for a permanent director and would "do an excellent job leading the Alabama Department of Finance during this interim period."[61]

Education policy[edit]

In October 2018, Ivey announced her intent to form an advisory council with the purpose of studying ways to improve science, technology, engineering and math instruction in schools to meet an expectation of strong job demands over the following decade. Ivey said that STEM-related jobs were expected to grow faster than most other forms of employment while paying a median wage roughly twice as large as jobs in other fields and that the Governor's Advisory Council for Excellence in STEM would include educators and representatives of government, business and industry who would give her a comprehensive report on the matter by the end of the year.[62]

In March 2024, Ivey signed SB 129, preventing public teachers from getting students to conform or accept "divisive concepts" and blocking public funds from being used for DEI efforts. She said that although she supported the state's "rich diversity", she wanted to prevent people on college campuses from using "their liberal political movement counter to what the majority of Alabamians believe.”[63]

Ivey supported the May 2024 Education Trust Fund budget passed by the Alabama Legislature, which she argued "wisely invests in the spectrum of education" and would jumpstart "priority projects like the Alabama School of Healthcare Sciences."[64]

LGBT rights[edit]

In May 2017, Ivey signed House Bill 24, which would permit religious agencies to refuse to place an adopted child in an LGBTQ family.[65]

In April 2021, Ivey signed a bill banning trans girls from competing in women's sports in Alabama.[66] The bill, HB 391, sponsored by Representative Scott Stadthagen, bans K-12 sports teams from participating in trans-inclusive athletic events.[67] It passed the Alabama House 74-19 and the Alabama Senate 25-5.[68]

In April 2022, Ivey signed two bills related to transgender issues into law. One bans doctors from providing gender-affirming medical care to anyone under 19 and would subject doctors to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000 for providing such treatments. In a statement, Ivey said, "There are very real challenges facing our young people, especially with today’s societal pressures and modern culture" and "I believe very strongly that if the Good Lord made you a boy, you are a boy, and if he made you a girl, you are a girl."[69] The other law requires students to use the bathrooms of their birth sex. The bill was amended in the Senate to prevent discussions of sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through fifth grade, modeled after Florida's Parental Rights in Education Act.[70]

Firearm policy[edit]

In May 2018, Ivey signed a memo authorizing Alabama school administrators to have guns at schools if they qualified under the Alabama Sentry Program, and thereby be granted permission to "use lethal force to defend the students, faculty, staff, and visitors of his or her school from the threat of imminent bodily harm or death by an armed intruder." In her announcement of the policy, she said, "With the unfortunate continuance of occurrence of school violence in our schools across the nation, we simply cannot afford to wait until the next legislative session."[71] The proposal was criticized by members of both parties, with Republican Mayor of Huntsville Tommy Battle dismissing it as a "one size fits all" plan and Democratic Mayor of Tuscaloosa Walt Maddox suggesting that the program was flawed.[72]

In March 2022, Ivey signed into law House Bill 272, known as constitutional carry. It eliminates the legal requirement to obtain a permit to conceal carry handguns. Ivey said, "Unlike states who are doing everything in their power to make it harder for law-abiding citizens, Alabama is reaffirming our commitment to defending our Second Amendment rights", and "I have always stood up for the rights of law-abiding gun owners, and I am proud to do that again today."[73]


In August 2018, after the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling that blocked the Alabama Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Act, Ivey reflected on her support for the state law while serving as lieutenant governor and said, "we should not let this discourage our steadfast commitment to protect the lives of the unborn, even if that means taking this case to the U.S. Supreme Court." She added that the ruling "clearly demonstrates why we need conservative justices on the Supreme Court" and expressed her support for the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.[74] The United States Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of the 11th Circuit Court's ruling. The American Civil Liberties Union represented those opposing appeal. ACLU attorney Andrew Beck said, "While we are pleased to see the end of this particular case, we know that it is nowhere near the end of efforts to undermine access to abortion."[75]

On May 15, 2019, Ivey signed the more restrictive House Bill 314, which intended to criminalize abortion as of November 2019, with the exception of cases where the mother's life is under threat or the fetus might not survive. It mandated prison sentences of up to 99 years for physicians performing such surgery.[76] The bill contradicted the then extant U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade that laws banning abortion before fetal viability were unconstitutional, and was expected to be challenged in court.[77] The legislation did not allow for exceptions in cases of rape or incest.[78] On October 29, shortly before the law was to take effect, a federal judge blocked the statute. Ivey and Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said they expected that the Supreme Court would overturn the ruling on appeal.[79]

In July 2021, Ivey and Marshall joined eleven other governors and 23 other attorney generals in filing an amicus brief in a case where the Jackson Women's Health Organization filed a lawsuit that challenged a Mississippi bill that banned abortions after 15 weeks gestation.[80] After the July 2022 overturning of Roe v. Wade, Ivey released a statement saying that "our prayers have been answered" and that she "could not be more proud as a governor, a Christian and a woman to see this misguided and detrimental decision overturned."[81]

Health care policy[edit]

In March 2018, Ivey announced that Alabama would seek permission to put work or job-training requirements on the Medicaid benefits for roughly 75,000 able-bodied adults whose incomes were just a few hundred dollars a month. She asserted that the work requirements would "save taxpayer dollars and will reserve Medicaid services for those that are truly in need of assistance."[82] In September, Ivey said that everyone wanted "high-quality medicine at an affordable cost available to everybody" but that enacting the policy would require figuring out how to pay for it.[83]

On October 1, Ivey announced that the federal government had approved a new care-management program in Alabama to complement and enhance the state's current system of long-term care services provided to approximately 23,000 Alabama Medicaid recipients. She called the approval "a significant step in our efforts to transform the delivery of services to Medicaid recipients" and said it was her goal "to ensure that all Alabamians receive high-quality health care, no matter their economic status."[84]

Ivey opposes Medicaid expansion, saying in 2018 that it was "not an issue we can tackle at this point."[85][86]


On March 13, 2020, Ivey declared a state of emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic.[87] She was initially reluctant to issue a stay-at-home order,[88] but bowed to pressure from Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth, among others, who criticized Ivey's pandemic response as inadequate.[89] On April 3, she issued a stay-at-home order to take effect the following day.[90]

In May 2021, Ivey prohibited Alabama's businesses and public institutions from requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to access facilities and services.[91] In July 2021, she pleaded with Alabamians to get vaccinated, blaming the unvaccinated for the continued spread of the disease.[92] In September 2021, she signed a bill into law that used COVID-19 relief funds to build new prisons in Alabama.[93] In October 2021, she ordered Alabama's state agencies to refuse to comply with federal vaccine requirements.[94]

Environmental policy[edit]

In October 2018, Ivey appointed Ruby L. Perry and Kevin McKinstry to the Alabama Environmental Management Commission.[95]

Reelection campaign[edit]

In June 2021, Ivey's office announced her decision to run for a second full term as governor.[96] Ivey drew 14 challengers by the time the candidate qualification period closed.[97] Eight of those running against her were doing so in the Republican primary.[98]

During her campaign, Ivey released an ad promoting the unfounded conspiracy theory that the 2020 presidential election had been "stolen" from Donald Trump.[99] Ivey won the Republican primary and was reelected in the general election with 67.4% of the vote.[100][101]

Communications transparency[edit]

Shortly after being inaugurated for her second full term as governor in January 2023, Ivey signed an executive order aiming to promote transparency in state government by requiring agencies to respond to public records requests.[102] The same month, the Alabama Department of Transportation acquired an emergency order to prevent the release of communications between its director, John Cooper, and Ivey's office. This came amid a lawsuit between the agency and the Baldwin County Bridge Company; Cooper sought to withhold these records from the Montgomery County Circuit Court, and cited "executive privilege" in doing so. Ivey signed an amicus curiae filing in support of Cooper's efforts to suppress the release of the communication records with her office. The signing occurred less than a week after the enactment of the transparency executive order.[103][104][105]

National politics[edit]

In October 2018, Ivey met with Vice President Mike Pence when the latter came to Alabama for a National Republican Senatorial Committee event and the pair discussed getting aid to Alabamians affected by Hurricane Michael.[106]

Personal life[edit]

Ivey has been married and divorced twice, and has no children.[107] Her first marriage was to Ben LaRavia; they became engaged while studying at Auburn University.[108] Ivey is a member of First Baptist Church in Montgomery.[109]

In 2019, Ivey was diagnosed with lung cancer. She received an outpatient treatment at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on September 20, 2019. She said, "I am confident of God’s plan and purpose for my life."[110] Ivey was declared cancer-free in January 2020. The cancer was Stage I and responded well to radiation treatment.[111]

Electoral history[edit]

2002 Alabama Treasurer election[112]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kay Ivey 660,873 50.77%
Democratic Stephen Foster Black 609,544 46.82%
Libertarian Gabe Garland 30,201 2.32%
Write-in 1098 0.01%
Total votes 1,301,716 100%
Republican gain from Democratic
2006 Alabama Treasurer election[113]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kay Ivey (incumbent) 724,861 60.55% +9.78%
Democratic Steve Segrest 471,570 39.39% -7.43%
Write-in 730 0.01% 0.00%
Total votes 1,197,761 100%
Republican hold
2010 Alabama lieutenant gubernatorial Republican primary results[114]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kay Ivey 255,205 56.64%
Republican Hank Erwin 141,420 31.39%
Republican Gene Ponder 53,965 11.98%
Total votes 450,590 100%
2010 Alabama lieutenant gubernatorial election[115]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kay Ivey 764,112 51.47%
Democratic Jim Folsom, Jr. (incumbent) 718,636 48.40%
Write-in 1,945 0.13%
Total votes 1,484,693 100%
Republican gain from Democratic
2014 Alabama lieutenant gubernatorial Republican primary results[116]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kay Ivey (incumbent) 257,588 61.68% +5.04%
Republican Stan Cooke 160,023 38.32%
Total votes 417,611 100%
2014 Alabama lieutenant gubernatorial election[117]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kay Ivey (incumbent) 738,090 63.23% +11.76%
Democratic James C. Fields 428,007 36.67% -11.73%
Write-in 1,146 0.01% -0.12%
Total votes 1,167,243 100%
Republican hold
2018 Alabama gubernatorial Republican primary results[118]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kay Ivey (incumbent) 330,743 56.1%
Republican Tommy Battle 146,887 24.9%
Republican Scott Dawson 79,302 13.5%
Republican Bill Hightower 29,275 5.0%
Republican Michael McAllister 3,326 0.6%
Total votes 589,533 100.0%
2018 Alabama gubernatorial election[119]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kay Ivey (incumbent) 1,022,457 59.46% -4.10%
Democratic Walt Maddox 694,495 40.39% +4.15%
Write-in 2,637 0.15% -0.05%
Total votes 1,719,589 100.0%
Republican hold
2022 Alabama gubernatorial Republican primary results[98]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kay Ivey (incumbent) 356,374 54.4
Republican Lynda Blanchard 125,982 19.2
Republican Tim James 105,984 16.2
Republican Lew Burdette 42,910 6.5
Republican Dean Odle 11,771 1.8
Republican Donald Trent Jones 3,907 0.6
Republican Dave Thomas 2,981 0.5
Republican Stacy Lee George 2,589 0.4
Republican Dean Young 2,395 0.4
Total votes 654,893 100
2022 Alabama gubernatorial election[120]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kay Ivey (incumbent) 946,932 66.9% +7.4
Democratic Yolanda Flowers 412,961 29.2% -11.2%
Libertarian Jimmy Blake 45,958 3.2% N/A
Write-in 9,432 0.6% +0.5%
Total votes 1,415,283 100.0%
Republican hold

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Further reading[edit]

  • Wilson, Claire. "Kay Ivey" Encyclopedia of Alabama (2020) online

External links[edit]

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