Endorsements pour in for Kay Ivey from state lawmakers

Kay Ivey waving
[Photo Credit: Governor's Office]

Moving past last week’s craziness, it’s safe to say Gov. Kay Ivey is having a good week this week.

Forty-five lawmakers from across the state endorsed the sitting governor on Thursday, citing her leadership in creating jobs, putting more money back in Alabamians pockets and prioritizing conservative values.

“From my experience as Lieutenant Governor, I understood and prioritized open communications between the Executive and Legislative Branch to make sure we were effectively working together for the people of Alabama,” said Ivey. “I’m proud of the relationship we’ve built and the progress we’ve made. In only one year, I signed hundreds of bills and resolutions that create more jobs, higher paychecks and improve life for the next generation of Alabamians. I am honored by these endorsements, and with the support of the people, I look forward to continuing working together with these leaders to keep Alabama working.”

Anniston-Republican and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh was among Ivey’s endorses.

“When tragedy hit our hometown, Governor Ivey prioritized the people of Jacksonville,” said Marsh. “During a particularly busy season, she made the time to tour the damaged areas and worked together with the federal government to make sure we had the resources needed to rebuild. Governor Ivey exemplifies servant leadership and she knows how to get results.”

Full list of endorsements:

Alabama State Senate

  1. Atmore-Republican Sen. Greg Albritton
  2. Prattville-Republican state Sen. Clyde Chambliss
  3. Elba-Republican Sen. Jimmy Holley
  4. Anniston-Republican Sen. Del Marsh
  5. Springville-Republican Sen. Jim McClendon
  6. Florence-Republican Sen. Tim Melson
  7. Decatur-Republican Sen. Arthur Orr 
  8. Jasper-Republican Sen. Greg Reed
  9. Madison County-Republican Sen. Paul Sanford
  10. Blount County-Republican Sen. Clay Scofield — “Governor Ivey is a committed advocate for rural Alabamians and farmers. As a resident and senator of a rural area, I especially appreciate Governor Ivey’s efforts to grow the economy, expand health care, and improve education in every corner of the state.”
  11. Vestavia-Republican Sen. Jabo Waggoner
  12. Alabaster-Republican Sen. Cam Ward
  13. Rainbow City-Republican Sen. Phil Williams

Alabama House of Representatives

  1. Brewton-Republican Rep. Alan Baker
  2. Phenix City-Republican Rep. Chris Blackshear
  3. Troy-Republican, Rep. Alan Boothe
  4. Jacksonville-Republican Rep. K.L. Brown,
  5. Geneva-Republican Rep. Donnie Chesteen,
  6. Ozark- Republican Rep. Steve Clouse
  7. Decatur-Republican Rep. Terri Collins: “As a fellow member of the National Pro-Life Women’s Caucus, I am grateful Alabama is being led by a woman who believes that every life is precious and champions efforts to protect the unborn on both the state and national level.”
  8. Athens-Republican Rep. Danny Crawford
  9. Columbiana-Republican Rep. Corley Ellis
  10. Mountain Brook-Republican Rep. David Faulkner
  11. Baldwin County-Republican Rep. Joe Faust
  12. Woodland-Republican Rep. Bob Fincher
  13. Trussville-Republican Rep. Danny Garrett
  14. Rogersville-Republican Rep. Lynn Greer
  15. Northport-Republican Rep. Alan Harper
  16. Munford-Republican Rep. Steve Hurst
  17. Elmore County-Republican Rep. Reed Ingram: “Governor Ivey and I share a mutual goal of helping  Alabamians keep more of their hard-earned money. In less than a year in office, Governor Ivey made this a reality by signing the largest middle class tax cut in a decade. I am especially grateful for her support and leadership on this important issue.”
  18. Moulton-Republican Rep. Ken Johnson
  19. Rainsville-Republican Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter
  20. Houston County-Republican Rep. Paul Lee
  21. Lee County-Republican Rep. Joe Lovvorn
  22. Foley-Republican Rep. Steve McMillan
  23. Gadsden-Republican Rep. Becky Nordgren
  24. Killen-Republican Rep. Phillip Pettus
  25. Tuscaloosa-Republican Rep. Bill Poole
  26. Mobile-Republican Rep. Chris Pringle
  27. Albertville-Republican Rep. Kerry Rich
  28. Greenville-Republican Rep. Chris Sells
  29. Cullman-Republican Rep. Randall Shedd
  30. Hayden-Republican Rep. David Standridge
  31. Morris-Republican Rep. Allen Treadaway
  32. Anniston-Republican Rep. Randy Wood