Press Releases

Governor Ivey Appoints Joshua Pendergrass as Communication Director
May 1, 2017

Governor Ivey Appoints Joshua Pendergrass as Communication Director

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced the appointment of Joshua Pendergrass as Communication Director. The appointment was effective Wednesday, April 19, 2017. “Since taking office, I have worked to fill my team with men and women of the highest integrity. As we seek to restore Alabama’s image, I
Governor Ivey Appoints Lyn Stuart as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court
April 26, 2017

Governor Ivey Appoints Lyn Stuart as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court

MONTGOMERY – On Wednesday, Roy Moore resigned as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Upon notice of Mr. Moore’s resignation, Governor Kay Ivey appointed Associate Justice Lyn Stuart to permanently lead the state’s highest court. Chief Justice Stuart is the first female Republican Chief Justice in the history of
Governor Ivey Declares April 27, 2017, “A Day of Remembrance”; Orders Flags to Half-staff
April 26, 2017

Governor Ivey Declares April 27, 2017, “A Day of Remembrance”; Orders Flags to Half-staff

MONTGOMERY – In memory of the sixth anniversary of the 62 deadly tornadoes which struck Alabama on April 27, 2011, Governor Kay Ivey has declared April 27, 2017, as a “Day of Remembrance.” The Governor has also ordered flags across the state to be lowered to half-staff in honor of
Governor Ivey Requests Change in AMBER Alert Criteria After Bessemer Incident
April 21, 2017

Governor Ivey Requests Change in AMBER Alert Criteria After Bessemer Incident

MONTGOMERY – On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, one hour and forty minutes after an incident in which a vehicle was stolen with a child inside, Bessemer police requested the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency to issue an AMBER Alert for the child. Based on the criteria in place at that time,
Governor Ivey Moves US Senate Special Election to Adhere with State Law
April 18, 2017

Governor Ivey Moves US Senate Special Election to Adhere with State Law

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday, April 18, signed a proclamation to move the special election date for the US Senate seat vacated by now-US Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The new schedule sets the primary on August 15, 2017, runoff on September 26, 2017, and the general election on
Governor Ivey Announces First Staff Member Appointments
April 13, 2017

Governor Ivey Announces First Staff Member Appointments

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced the appointment of Steve Pelham as Chief of Staff and Eileen Jones as Press Secretary for the Office of the Governor. The appointments were effective on Tuesday. “Government transparency and efficiency start with a trustworthy team. Steve Pelham and Eileen Jones fully
Governor Ivey Supports Infrastructure Improvement, Gas Tax Adjustment
April 12, 2017

Governor Ivey Supports Infrastructure Improvement, Gas Tax Adjustment

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement in support of the legislature’s effort to better fund roads and bridges: “I support the legislature’s bold move to invest in infrastructure upgrades and public safety. Road and bridges are an essential service of government, and investing in them will bring
Kay Ivey Sworn in as Governor
April 10, 2017

Kay Ivey Sworn in as Governor

MONTGOMERY – Kay Ivey was sworn in as the 54th Governor of the State of Alabama in the Old Senate Chamber in the Alabama State Capitol by Acting Chief Justice Lyn Stuart. Governor Ivey made the following remarks, “Today is both a dark day for Alabama yet also one of