Montgomery, Alabama – Lt. Governor Kay Ivey officially announced her plans to seek a second term to serve as Alabama’s Lt. Governor with strong support from key state and national leaders.
State Treasurer Young Boozer, Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan, Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, Senate Majority Leader Jabo Waggoner, several State Senators and many friends and supporters joined Ivey today on the Capitol steps with Governor Robert Bentley and Mitt Romney offering statements praising Ivey’s leadership:
“I am pleased with what has been accomplished the last three years. I truly believe we can say Alabama is better off today than it was then. My full commitment is to public service. I cherish the opportunity to continue serving as Lt. Governor and help move this state forward in the 21st century.” Ivey announced.
“I am hopeful that I have earned the trust of the good people of Alabama and that they will see fit to reelect me as their Lt. Governor in 2014.” she said.
“We’ve had great success over the past three years in our efforts to create jobs, reduce government spending and improve education for Alabama’s children,” said Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh. Majority Leader Jabo Waggoner added, “She is very experienced with procedure, mastery of Alabama statutes, and traditions of the Senate. She has demonstrated unique leadership skills far and wide and has earned the respect and admiration of many to be our Senate President and our state’s Lt. Governor for four more years.”
Governor Bentley stated, “ I have worked closely with Lt. Governor Ivey. She and I meet together on a regular basis and I believe she has served the people of Alabama well. She has done an excellent job and always does her job with integrity and honesty.”
Longtime friend Mitt Romney stated, “Ann and I have known and worked with Kay Ivey since 2006. She is a dedicated public servant who has earned the respect and trust of the people. The progress and success Alabama has experienced over these last several years is a tribute to her no nonsense style and commitment. I’m excited that Kay is running for re-election and I know the people of Alabama are blessed to have a solid conservative leader in Lt. Governor Kay Ivey.”
Kay Ivey successfully sought the office of Lieutenant Governor in 2010. In doing so, she became the second woman and the first Republican woman in Alabama history, to be elected to the post of Lieutenant Governor.
Lt. Governor Kay Ivey served two terms as Alabama StateTreasurer and currently serves in her first term as Lieutenant Governor. Ivey is committed to the citizens of Alabama and pledges to serve with integrity, fairness, and transparency. The People’s Government is the People’s Business.