Kay Ivey successfully sought the office of Lieutenant Governor in the 2010
election. In doing so, she became the second woman and the first Republican
woman in Alabama history, to be elected to the post of Lieutenant Governor.
Camden, Alabama, native and a 1967 graduate of Auburn University, Kay Ivey has
had a career in the private sector (as a banker and assistant hospital
administrator), as well as a career in public service (as a high school teacher
and as Reading Clerk of the Alabama House of Representatives). Her public
service also includes being appointed by three governors to various positions in
state government, including Assistant Director of the Department of Commerce,
formerly known as the Alabama Development Office.
In 2002, Kay became the first Republican elected State Treasurer since
Reconstruction and was re-elected in 2006.
As Treasurer, Kay Ivey proved her commitment to taxpayers by making the office
more open, transparent, and efficient.
Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey is committed to job creation and preparing students
for the 21st century workforce. This commitment has resulted in her service as
Chairman of the Job Creation and Military Stability Commission, Vice Chairman of
the Aerospace States Association and acting as an advocate for the Real World
Design Challenge, in Alabama. She also serves as the spokeswoman for the Alabama
Forestry Associations Black Belt Initiative and is participating with Auburn
University in their campaign to end child hunger.
She is a member of the First Baptist Church of Montgomery, the Montgomery Rotary
Club, the Board of Directors of the Montgomery YMCA, and the Tukabatchee Area
Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Lt. Governor Kay Ivey is also honored to be the first Alabama Girls State
alumnus elected to an Alabama Constitutional Office.