Kay Ellen Ivey (born October 15, 1944) is an American politician who is the 54th and current Governor of Alabama since April 2017. Ivey, a member of the Republican Party, served as the 38th Alabama State Treasurer from 2003 to 2011, and later became the 30th Lieutenant Governor of Alabama; she was the first Republican woman elected in this state, serving from January 2011 until April 2017. She assumed office as governor on April 10, 2017 following the resignation of two-term governor Robert Bentley, who left office after pleading guilty to criminal charges involving campaign finance violations. Bentley was also facing impeachment following a sex scandal at the time of his resignation. Ivey is Alabama's second female governor, after Lurleen Wallace, who served from 1967 until 1968.
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