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Gov. Kay Ivey officially qualifies for reelection — ‘We have accomplished a lot, but there is a lot more that needs to be done’

Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday qualified to appear on the Alabama Republican Party primary election ballot, making official her candidacy for reelection as the state’s chief executive.

William Califf, Ivey’s campaign manager overseeing her reelection bid, outlined the governor’s conservative accomplishments during her first term in office.

“Governor Ivey has been a fighter for Alabamians and has consistently delivered strong results to the people of this state,” proclaimed Califf. “Governor Ivey has achieved the lowest unemployment rate in Alabama history, created over 44,000 new jobs, secured record funding for our schools with record pay for our teachers and banned transgender athletes from competing in school sports. She made substantial improvements to our state’s infrastructure, signed the strongest pro-life bill in the country, strengthened the integrity of our elections, banned vaccine passports, and the list goes on.”

Califf added that Ivey’s campaign holds “strong momentum” and “maintains broad and energized support” among the electorate.

He concluded, “The work Governor Ivey has done for the people of Alabama has been significant, but she isn’t done yet. Governor Ivey is committed to preserving the conservative, Christian values that Alabamians hold dear. She is committed to pushing back against federal government overreach by the Biden Administration, and she is committed to making Alabama the best place to live, work and raise a family possible. We are excited to share her ambitious vision for the future of Alabama in the coming months.”

Ivey expressed excitement in taking her campaign’s message to the citizenry and stated her intentions to build off of her administration’s first term successes.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to run for reelection to this important office. I am proud of the work my administration has done on behalf of the people of our state, and I look forward to sharing my vision for Alabama’s future with Alabamians as I ask for their continued support,” said the governor. “We have accomplished a lot, but there is a lot more that needs to be done. It is my goal to continue to serve and deliver results to the people of our state.”

The primary election will take place May 24, 2022.

Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL