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Kay Ivey
Kay Ivey.jpg
Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
In office
January 17, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 19, 2015
Years in position 4
PredecessorJim Folsom, Jr. (D)
Base salary$112,895
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms
Prior offices
Alabama Treasurer
2003 - 2011
Bachelor'sAuburn University
Date of birthOctober 15, 1944
Place of birthCamden, Alabama
Office website
Kay Ivey (b. October 15, 1944) is the 30th and current Lieutenant Governor of Alabama. Ivey, a Republican is also the former state Treasurer.[1]


Ivey was raised on her family's farm in Camden, Alabama. She attended Auburn University, Duke University's Governor's Center for Public Policy, Alabama Banking School, and the University of Colorado School of Banking. Her educational background led her down multiple career paths. Ivey worked as a high school teacher, a bank officer, and as Assistant Director of the Alabama Development Office, where she used her leadership skills to initiate new jobs across the state.[2]

In addition to her professional duties, Ivey 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 Council of the Boy Scouts of America.


  • Auburn University
  • Governor's Center for Public Policy, Duke University
  • Alabama Banking School
  • University of Colorado, School of Banking

Political Career

Lieutenant Governor (2010-present)

Ivey was elected to the post of Alabama's Lieutenant Governor on November 2, 2010. She was the first Republican woman to be elected Lieutenant Governor in the state's history.[3]

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Kay Ivey endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [4]

Treasurer (2002-2010)

Ivey was first elected to statewide office in 2002, defeating Democratic opponent Stephen Foster Black in the general election to win the seat of State Treasurer of Alabama. She served two terms in this office before becoming Lt. Governor.



See also: Alabama lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010 and Lieutenant Governor elections, 2010

Ivey initially ran for Governor of Alabama, switching to the Lt. Governor race on March 31, 2010.

  • General Election
Lieutenant Governor, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKay Ivey 51.5% 761,125
     Democratic Jim Folsom, Jr. Incumbent 48.5% 715,965
Total Votes 1,477,090
Election Results via U.S. Election Atlas
  • Primary Election
  • Ivey won the Republican nomination in the June 1, 2010 primary over fellow GOP candidates Hank Erwin and Gene Ponder.
Lieutenant Governor, 2010
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKay Ivey 56.6% 254,988
Hank Erwin 31.4% 141,354
Gene Ponder 12% 53,919
Total Votes 450,261
Election Results via U.S. Election Atlas.


  • 2002 Race for State Treasurer-General Election
  • Ivey won the general election with largest vote in a contested statewide race that year, garnering 60.55% of the vote.
Treasurer, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKay Ivey 60.5% 724,861
     Democratic Steve Segrest 39.4% 471,570
Total Votes 1,197,161
Election Results via U.S. Election Atlas


  • 2002 Race for State Treasurer-General Election
  • Ivey won the general election with 50.77% of the vote.
Treasurer, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKay Ivey 50.8% 660,873
     Democratic Stephen Foster Black 46.8% 609,544
     Libertarian Gabe Garland 2.3% 30,201
Total Votes 1,301,716
Election Results via U.S. Election Atlas

Campaign donors

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Folsom, Jr. (D)
Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
2011 - present
Succeeded by