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A New Leader in Alabama

On April 10, 2017, Kay Ivey became the 54th governor of Alabama. Ivey is not a stranger to the political life, previously serving as the 38th state treasurer from 2003 to 2011 and the state's 30th lieutenant governor from 2011 until being named governor. Before her political career took off, she was a high school teacher for several years.


Ivey was born in Camden, Alabama and graduated from Auburn University. A little known fact is that back in 1963, Gov. Ivey's high school classmates predicted that she would be governor one day, and they were right! This article from the Montgomery Advertiser gives readers a glimpse into where Kay Ivey came from.

The American Heart Association looks forward to working with Governor Ivey as we fight to prevent cardiovascular disease in Alabama. Several state issues we’re working on include:

  • Increasing access to healthy foods in under-served communities
  • Improving care stroke patients receive after calling 9-1-1
  • Protecting physical education in schools

Click here to send a warm welcome email to Governor Ivey and letting her know fighting heart disease and stroke is important to you.

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