MONTGOMERY, AL (EETV) - With the resignation of now former Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey will now fill the role of acting Governor.
Now Governor Ivey was sworn in at 6:00 Monday night in the old house chamber in the Alabama State Capitol
Ivey has had her fair share of historic political moments, this one is no different. Now serving as the first governor to replace an impeached governor in Alabama, Ivey also made notable strides moving up the political ladder. In her time at Auburn Ivey served as the first female vice president of the Student Government Association. In 2002 Ivey became the first elected republican secretary of the Treasury since reconstruction. Ivey also became the first republican woman to serve as Lieutenant Governor she made history again in 2014 as the first Republican Lieutenant Governor re-elected to the office.
Ivey, a native of Alabama, grew up in Camden (Wilcox County). She is a 1967 graduate of Auburn University.
During her time at Auburn University, she coordinated the campus campaign for Lurleen Wallace’s run for governor. She also was the president of her pledge class (Alpha Gamma Delta) and served in student government association for four years.