Kay Ivey

Born:October 15, 1944 (age 75)
Career:Governor of Alamaba, 2017-present
Lieutenant governor of Alabama, 2011-2017
Treasurer of Alabama, 2003-2011
Education:Auburn University

Kay Ivey has served as the governor of Alabama since January 17, 2011. She previously served at Alabama's lieutenant governor, and assumed office as governor following the resignation of her predecessor. She won a full term as governor in the 2018 election.

Ivey was born October 15, 1944, in Camden, Alabama. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Auburn University. Following college, she married and moved to California, where she worked as a high school teacher. After that marriage ended, she returned to Alabama and worked at Merchants National Bank, where she launched a program to promote financial literacy in the schools.

In 1979, Ivey was appointed by then-Governor Fob James to serve in the state cabinet. She served as the law clerk of the Alabama House of Representatives between 1980 and 1982. In 1982, she ran unsuccessfully for state auditor as a Democrat. She served as assistant director of the Alabama Development Office between 1982 and 1985, and as director of government affairs and communications for the Alabama Commission on Higher Education from 1985 until 1998. Ivey served as Alabama state treasurer from 2003 to 2011 and as lieutenant governor from 2011 to 2017,


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