Kay Ivey

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Kay Ivey
Portrait Governor Kay Ivey.jpg
Governor of Alabama
From: April 10, 2017 – present
Predecessor Robert Bentley
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
From: January 17, 2011 – April 10, 2017
Predecessor Jim Folsom
Successor Will Ainsworth
Party Republican (2002 - present)
Democrat (before 2002)
Spouse(s) none
Religion Christianity (raised as a Baptist)[1]

Kay Ellen Ivey (born October 15, 1944) is a Republican Party politician who is the 54th and current Governor of Alabama, serving since 2017. Previously Kay Ivey served as Alabama State Treasurer from 2003 to 2011 and Lieutenant Governor of Alabama from 2011 to 2017. In 2018, Kay Ivey won a full term as Governor of Alabama.

Tenure as governor

On May 15, 2019, Ivey signed a bill making nearly every abortion illegal in Alabama – the strongest pro-life law in the country.[2] That same month, Ivey signed a bill reducing the government's involvement in marriage.[3]

A strong conservative who enacts policies based on law and order, Ivey has signed into law HB 379 (Alabama),[4] a bill that would require the chemical castration of convicted child molesters.[5] Liberals who deem themselves "pro-women" ironically opposed the legislation.[6] (See: Liberal hypocrisy)


Kay Ivey earned several 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
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • 2016 Public Service Award
  • 2017 Citizen of the Year by River Region Living Magazine.[7]


  1. AUDIO: Kay Ivey Talks About Faith and Christian Values in New Radio Ad
  2. Multiple references: See also:
  3. Murphy, James (August 30, 2019). Alabama Law Diminishing State’s Role in Marriage Goes Into Effect. The New American. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  4. [https://votesmart.org/bill/26544/70928/27642/requires-chemical-castration-for-all-child-sex-offenders#70928 HB 379 - Requires Chemical Castration for All Child Sex Offenders - Alabama Key Vote]
  5. Alabama governor signs bill to chemically castrate child molesters
  6. Child Molesters to Be Chemically Castrated in Alabama Under Bill Signed by Governor
  7. Office of the Governor (July 27, 2019). About Governor Ivey. https://governor.alabama.gov/governor/. State of Alabama Office of the Governor. Retrieved July 27, 2019.