Alabama lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010

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The Alabama lieutenant gubernatorial election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010 following a primary election on June 1, 2010, which was also the deadline to file nominating signatures. Polling hours on all election days were 7:00 am to 7:00, CDT.

Democrat Jim Folsom, Jr. and Republican Kay Ivey became the final candidates on the November ballot. At the polls, Ivey bested Folsom by five points. She joined Governor-elect Robert J. Bentley as of the January 2011 Inauguration.

Alabama is one of 17 states that elects its Governor and Lieutenant Governor separately, meaning it is possible for the two highest offices in the state to be held by members of opposing parties.

The November Ballot – Who Made It? Alabama
Nominee Affiliation
Jim Folsom, Jr.[1] Democrat
Kay Ivey[2] Republican
This lists candidates who won their state's primary or convention, or who were unopposed, and were officially certified for the November ballot by their state's election authority.

November 2, 2010 general election results

Alabama elects the lieutenant governor on a separate ticket from the governor. As of November 22, 2010, results were official.[3]

2010 Alabama lieutenant gubernatorial general election
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Jim Folsom, Jr. 48.40%
     Republican Party Approveda Kay Ivey 51.47%
     Others write-ins 00.13%
Total Votes 1,484,693



  • James Elisha "Jim" Folsom, Jr., a former Lt. Governor, stepped back into politics after more than a decade in the private sector. From 1987 to 1993, he served as Lt. governor under Guy Hunt; Hunt's removal from office for ethics violations put Folsom into the governor's seat, which he held until 1995. He lost his bid for a gubernatorial of his own to Fob James.


  • Henry E. "Hank" Erwin, Jr., a member of the state Senate, lost the primary
  • State Treasurer Kay Ivey switched from a gubernatorial to a lt. gubernatorial campaign on March 31, 2010, ultimately winning her primary. She was Alabama's first Republican Treasurer since Reconstruction and previously served as Assistant Director of the Alabama Development Office.
  • Gene Ponder, lost primary

June 1, 2010 primary

2010 Race for Lieutenant Governor - Republican Primary
Candidates Percentage
Hank Erwin (R) 31.39%
Green check mark.jpg Kay Ivey (R) 56.64%
Gene Ponder (R) 11.98%
Total votes 450,590

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