Alabama’s Governer Ivey Sworn in for 2nd term
January 20, 2023
Alabama’s Governer (R) Rep. Kay Ivey was sworn in for a 2nd full term on January 16, 2023. Ivey was first sworn in as Alabama’s governor following the resignation of Former Governor (R) Rep. Robert J. Bentley. Ivey won her first full term in the 2018 gubernatorial election beating her competitor, (D) Rep. Walt Maddox. Following the 2018 Gubernatorial Election Ivey was sworn in as Alabama’s 54th Governer, Ivey is 78 years old making her the oldest incumbent Governer in the United States. Ivey is also known as Alabama’s 1st female governor since Lurleen Wallace. Ivey won her 2nd full term after defeating democratic candidate Yolanda Flowers. Ivey won with 67.38% of Alabama’s voters while Yolanda Flowers only received 29.36% of Alabama’s Voters. During Ivey’s 2nd term inauguration; Ivey stated “It is the highest honor of my life to serve as your governor. I commit to you today I will work hard over the next four years to build on our roots so we can address our long-standing challenges, further our progress and prepare for the future.” Ivey Also says, “ensuring every Alabama student receives a high-quality education will be my No. 1 focus.” Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth, Attorney General Steve Marshall, Secretary of State Wes Allen and other state-wide elected officials were also sworn in during the inauguration ceremonies.