Governor Kay Ivey has been in office for exactly 100 days. There’s no denying we’ve seen a lot of action on her part trying to steady the ship of state from the disarray she inherited from the Bentley administration.
Ivey was catapulted to the governorship in April when her predecessor former Gov. Robert Bentley suddenly resigned amid an impeachment investigation following allegations he used state resources to cover up an affair he was having with one of his former aides.
Although she’s had a long career in Alabama politics having served as lieutenant governor and state treasurer among other positions, many wondered who the overnight governor was questioning whether or not she’d be able to get Alabama back on track. And that she has.
As the state’s first Republican female governor, and only the second female governor Alabama has ever seen, Ivey has already established herself as a formidable governor who’s ready to tackle the state’s toughest challenges.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Ivey said moving forward she wants to focus on education, infrastructure and economic development going forward, but declined to discuss specific proposals.
Ivey has yet to make a decision regarding running for governor in 2018.
Watch the video Ivey released on her 100th day in office below: