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Kay Ivey to become Alabama's 2nd female governor

Updated on April 10, 2017 at 5:20 PM Posted on April 10, 2017 at 4:21 PM

BY LEADA GORE

Kay Ivey, the first female Republican in Alabama history to hold the office of Lieutenant Governor, will be only the second woman to serve as Governor of the state.

Ivey assumes the role of governor upon the resignation of Robert Bentley, who stepped down today over a barrage of ethics complaints related to his relationship with former staffer Rebekah Caldwell Mason.

Ivey, 72, has not issued a statement regarding the resignation or her new role. Her swearing-in is planned for today at 6 p.m. in the Old House Chamber in the Alabama State Capitol.

Alabama's only other female governor, Lurleen Burns Wallace, served only 16 months in office before her death in May 1968. The next gubernatorial election in Alabama is in November 2018.
http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/0 ... on_ka.html

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RTH10260 wrote:
Kay Ivey to become Alabama's 2nd female governor

Updated on April 10, 2017 at 5:20 PM Posted on April 10, 2017 at 4:21 PM

BY LEADA GORE

Kay Ivey, the first female Republican in Alabama history to hold the office of Lieutenant Governor, will be only the second woman to serve as Governor of the state.

Ivey assumes the role of governor upon the resignation of Robert Bentley, who stepped down today over a barrage of ethics complaints related to his relationship with former staffer Rebekah Caldwell Mason.

Ivey, 72, has not issued a statement regarding the resignation or her new role. Her swearing-in is planned for today at 6 p.m. in the Old House Chamber in the Alabama State Capitol.

Alabama's only other female governor, Lurleen Burns Wallace, served only 16 months in office before her death in May 1968. The next gubernatorial election in Alabama is in November 2018.
http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/0 ... on_ka.html
In the lest we forget category, Lurleen Wallace was the wife of infamous segregationist Governor George Wallace and ran as a placeholder for him since Alabama at that time did not allow consecutive terms of office. She ran as "Mrs. George Wallace." Twas a national scandal of no small proportion.

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