Kay Ellen Ivey (born October 15, 1944) is an American politician who served as the 54th Governor of Alabama as of 2017. She was the 38th State Treasurer of Alabama from 2003 to 2011 and the 30th Lieutenant Governor of Alabama from 2011 to 2017. She is a Republican. After the departure of her predecessor, Robert J. Bentley, she became the second female governor and the first Republican female governor. In the 2018 race for governor, she defeated challenger Walt Maddox by a significant margin.
|Real name||Kay Ellen Ivey|
|Born||October 15, 1944|
|Age||78 years (from 2023)|
|Known for||Republican (2002–present)|
|Birth place||Camden, Alabama, USA|
|Height/tall||In feet – 5’6″|
|Parents||Father: Boadman Nettles Ivey Mother: Barbara Elizabeth (Nettles) Ivey|
|Education||Auburn University (BA)|
|Netto value||Approximately $119,950 (as of 2023)|
|Links to social networks||Instagram, Twitter, Facebook|
|Political party||Republican (2002–present)|
Biography of Kay Ivey
Kay Ivey was born in Camden, Alabama on October 15, 1944 to Boadman Nettles Ivey and Barbara Elizabeth (Nettles) Ivey to mother. Her father was a World War II Army major who later worked with the Gees Bend community under the federal Farmers Home Administration initiative.
She adores her family and wrote on Instagram: “As an only child, I cherish the close relationship I had with my parents, Boadman and Barbara Nettles Ivey.” They educated me about life’s joys and sorrows, but most importantly, they taught me how to be successful. I was fortunate to have two God-fearing and loving parents and not a day goes by that I don’t think of them. Today, I recall their memories by encouraging you to disconnect from technology and spend quality time with your loved ones.”
She graduated from Auburn University, where she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, became president of her freshman pledge class, and served on Student Government for four years. While at Auburn, Ivey participated in a black skit for which she later apologized.
Kay Ivey Age, height and weight
Kay Ivey is 78 years old in 2023. She is 5’6″ tall and 5’6″ wide. Her weight is about 60 kg. Her eyes are hazel and her hair is gray. He wears a UK size 6 shoe.
Kay Ivey’s political career
In 1979, then-governor Fob James appointed her to the state cabinet. She later served as reading clerk in the Alabama House of Representatives from 1980 to 1982 and as assistant director of the Alabama Development Office from 1982 to 1985. In 1982, she ran unsuccessfully for state auditor as a Democrat. In 2018, Ivey introduced legislation exempting economic development professionals from registering as lobbyists under Alabama’s ethics law. During the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, Ivey issued a state of emergency on March 13, 2020. On April 3, Ivey issued a stay-at-home order that went into effect the next day.
Kay Ivey Husband, Marriage
Kay Ivey has been married and divorced twice, and has no children. Her first husband was Ben LaRavia. They became engaged while attending Auburn University. Ivey was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2019.
On September 20, 2019, she received outpatient treatment at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “I am convinced of God’s plan and purpose for my life,” she said. Ivey was confirmed cancer-free in January 2020. The cancer was in an early stage and responded favorably to radiation therapy.
Kay Ivey Net Worth
Ivey offers multiple bank and investment accounts with income in the $1,000 to $50,000 range as of 2023. She also mentions a salary of $50,000 to $100,000 as lieutenant governor. She received $60,830. As governor, he gets $119,950.
In 2016, Ivey earned between $10,000 and $50,000 in hunting leases and $50,000 to $150,000 from Weyerhaeuser, a forestry company in Washington state, according to disclosure documents. Ivey’s land in Monroe County makes money. The fair market value of the property is listed as $250,000. According to Ivey’s previous financial statements, the forest brought in up to $250,000 each year.