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4/17/2017 Group Watch: Governor Kay Ivey Sworn In

Lt. Governor Kay Ivey was sworn in last Monday as Alabama governor by acting Chief Justice Lyn Stuart after the resignation of former Governor Robert Bentley at the Capital in Montgomery. Ivey is the second woman to serve as governor of the state and the only woman to serve as both Lt. governor and governor of the state. Alabama’s only other female governor, Lurleen B. Wallace, served only 16 months in office before her death in May 1968. Governor Ivey is a native of Camden in Wilcox County. She is a graduate of Auburn University and worked as a high school teacher and banker before leaving to serve in the cabinet of Governor Fob James. She served as director of governmental affairs and communications for the Alabama Commission on Higher Education before running for state treasurer in 2002 and subsequently being reelected in 2006. Ivey was elected Lt. Governor in 2010 and reelected in 2014.

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