|Governor of Alabama|
From: April 10, 2017 – present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
|Lieutenant Governor of Alabama|
From: January 17, 2011 – April 10, 2017
|Party||Republican (2002 - present)|
Democrat (before 2002)
|Religion||Christianity (raised as a Baptist)|
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. That same month, Ivey signed a bill reducing the government's involvement in marriage.
A strong conservative who enacts policies based on law and order, Ivey has signed into law HB 379 (Alabama), a bill that would require the chemical castration of convicted child molesters. Liberals who deem themselves "pro-women" ironically opposed the legislation. (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.
- AUDIO: Kay Ivey Talks About Faith and Christian Values in New Radio Ad
- Multiple references:
- Chretien, Claire (May 15, 2019). Alabama Governor signs law outlawing abortion, gives life sentence to abortion docs. LifeSiteNews. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
- Berry, Susan (May 15, 2019). Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Signs Abortion Ban into Law. Breitbart News. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
- Chandler, Kin; Paterson, Blake (May 15, 2019). Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signs strictest U.S. abortion ban into law. The Washington Times (from the Associated Press). Retrieved May 15, 2019.
- Svab, Petr (May 15, 2019). Alabama Governor Signs Bill Designed to Overturn Roe v. Wade, Enable State-Level Abortion Restrictions. The Epoch Times. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
- Adelmann, Bob (May 15, 2019). Alabama Targets Roe v. Wade With Its Complete Abortion Ban Bill. The New American. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
- Murphy, James (August 30, 2019). Alabama Law Diminishing State’s Role in Marriage Goes Into Effect. The New American. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
- [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]
- Alabama governor signs bill to chemically castrate child molesters
- Child Molesters to Be Chemically Castrated in Alabama Under Bill Signed by Governor
- 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.