On April 10, 2017, Kay Ivey became the 54th governor of Alabama. She 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, Ivey was a high school teacher for several years.
Gov. Ivey was born in Camden, Alabama and graduated from Auburn University. According to the Montgomery Advertiser, Gov. Ivey's high school classmates in 1963 predicted that she would be governor one day, and they were right!
The American Heart Association looks forward to working with Gov. 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
Read more about Governor Ivey at al.com.