Kay Ivey

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Kay Ivey
54th Governor of Alabama
Assumed office
April 10, 2017
Preceded byRobert J. Bentley
30th Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
In office
January 17, 2011 – April 10, 2017
GovernorRobert Bentley
Preceded byJim Folsom
Succeeded byVacant
38th Treasurer of Alabama
In office
January 20, 2003 – January 17, 2011
GovernorBob Riley
Preceded byLucy Baxley
Succeeded byYoung Boozer
Personal details
Born (1944-10-15) October 15, 1944 (age 76)
Camden, Alabama, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Other political
Democratic (Formerly)
ResidenceGovernor's Mansion
EducationAuburn University (BA)

Kay Ellen Ivey (born October 15, 1944) is an American politician. She is the 54th and current Governor of Alabama. She is a member of the Republican Party.

Ivey served as the 38th Alabama State Treasurer from 2003 to 2011. She later became the 30th Lieutenant Governor of Alabama serving from January 2011 until April 2017.

Ivey assumed office as governor on April 10, 2017 following the resignation of two-term governor Robert J. Bentley, who left office in the aftermath of a sex scandal.[1] Ivey is Alabama's first female governor since Lurleen Wallace, who served from 1967 until 1968.

In September 2019, Ivey was diagnosed with early-stage lung cancer.[2] She was cancer-free in January 2020.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kay Ivey sworn in as Alabama's 54th Governor". WHNT-TV. Huntsville, Alabama. 2017-04-10.
  2. Cason, Mike (September 19, 2019). "Gov. Kay Ivey announces she has lung cancer".
  3. "Doctor: Scans show Alabama governor cancer-free". ABC News. January 8, 2020. Retrieved April 16, 2020.

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