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Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed endorses Gov. Kay Ivey for reelection

Monday, Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) announced his endorsement of Gov. Kay Ivey in her bid for reelection as Alabama’s 54th chief executive.

In a statement announcing his endorsement of Ivey, Reed touted the economic growth her administration has overseen and declared the incumbent governor to be a defender of “Alabama values.”

“Kay Ivey is a strong Governor and a great leader of our state – we’re lucky to have her,” proclaimed Reed. “She is a defender of conservative, Alabama values and has helped our state create a robust economy that is resilient and growing. The Alabama Senate and the Governor have a great working relationship – delivering a wide range of legislative accomplishments that are important to Alabamians.”

The Senate leader added, “It’s clear that she is the best person for the job, and I look forward to supporting her in her reelection campaign. We’ve accomplished a lot, but there’s still work that needs to be done to help our state meet its full potential. With Governor Ivey at the helm, Alabama’s best days are still ahead of us.”

Ivey extended her appreciation to Reed over his endorsement of her reelection campaign and sang the praises of Alabama’s highest-ranking state lawmaker.

“I thank Senator Reed for his endorsement today. Senator Reed has been a true leader in the Senate, and the state of Alabama benefits greatly because of the work he and his Senate colleagues are able to accomplish,” stated Ivey. “Alabama is the greatest state in the country. We’ve accomplished so much together to move our state forward, and the best is yet to come.”

Ivey highlighted the economic and legislative achievements her administration had notched during her tenure in the governor’s mansion.

“We’ve created over 50,000 new jobs, over $25 billion in new business investment and we have the lowest unemployment rate in state history,” she continued. “We passed the strongest pro-life bill in the nation, we’ve strengthened our election security, we’ve cut taxes by over $160 million, we’ve banned transgender sports, and we will continue to be the most aggressive defender of the 2nd amendment in the nation.”

“I am very proud of what our state has been able to achieve over the past couple of years – and we’re just getting started. I will always defend Alabama values and fight for what’s right,” concluded Ivey.

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

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