In what is easily the most-talked about election in history, the political landscape of the Republican Party continues to shift. And despite the Democratic Party‘s accusations of so-called “war on women, an increasing number of strong, well-educated women emerge into leadership roles of the GOP.
Among those notable female leaders — Alabama’s own Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey, who was on Thursday named to the national, conservative website Newsmax’s 2016 list of the 50 Most Influential Female Republicans.
Comprised of women “who will play a key role in shaping America’s future” the list features others including No. 1, former Alaska governor and Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, No. 3, best-selling conservative author Laura Ingraham, No. 14, former candidate for the Republican nomination for president Carly Fiorina, and No. 39, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (another Alabama native).
“It is truly an honor to be included in Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential Female Republicans,” Ivey said of her inclusion on the list. “I am humbled to join the prestigious list of hardworking Republican women from across the Nation. I am most proud to have the opportunity to serve and represent the people of this great State.”
In 2002, Kay became the first Republican elected State Treasurer since Reconstruction and was re-elected in 2006. As Treasurer, Kay was committed to making the office more open, transparent, and efficient.
She made history yet again in 2010 when she was elected the first Republican woman Lieutenant Governor in Alabama’s history, and repeated the feat when re-elected in 2014.