Montgomery, Ala. -- Gov. Kay Ivey is set to face Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox in the race for Alabama Governor, to take place in November.
Ivey, an Auburn University alumna, won the Republican nomination during the Alabama primary on June 5, beating three other competitors and avoiding a run-off.
Ivey is looking to assure Alabama citizens that she is the right candidate for the job and has worked to prove this since taking office in April of 2017. Ivey even chose not to debate against other candidates, because she believes that her tenure so far as governor proves her capability.
"I'm proud of all we've gotten accomplished in these 14 months," said Ivey while campaigning in Montgomery. "When I became governor, I told the people we would clean up government, restore the people's trust and we would bring back our conservative values, and we have."
Ivey's campaign focuses on several of her values, including her faith, 2nd amendment laws, providing more benefits to veterans and "standing up for the little guy."
Maddox won the Democratic nomination, beating out former Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb, amongst other candidates.
There has not been a Democrat as Alabama governor in 20 years. However, Democrat Doug Jones won a seat in the Senate in November, giving some the party new-found hope.
Maddox's campaign focuses on providing more jobs for Alabamians, bettering the education system through a state lottery, fixing roads and bridges, and improving healthcare by expanding Medicaid.