The Kay Ivey for Governor campaign announced Monday that eight wiregrass mayors have endorsed Ivey for re-election.

Monday’s endorsements include Mayors Mark Saliba (Dothan), Mark Blankenship (Ozark), David Hayes (Geneva), Becky Bracke (Opp), Earl Johnson (Andalusia), Jason Reeves (Troy), Ed Beasley (Luverne) and Jimmy Money (Abbeville).

Ivey thanked the mayors for their endorsements and for all that they do for their communities.

“I am so thankful for the broad support coming out of the wiregrass region of our state,” Ivey said in a statement. "These mayors wake up every day thinking of ways that they can help improve their communities, and one of the greatest privileges I have as governor is to support them as they carry out that mission. We are growing Alabama’s economy at a rate we’ve never seen before. We’ve created over 50,000 new jobs, over $25 billion in new business investment and the lowest unemployment rate in the history of Alabama.

Ivey, in addition to economic policies, is touting her conservative stances on hot-button social issues.

“We’re also standing up for our conservative Alabama values – which are under attack by the Democrats in Washington, the mainstream media and blue-state liberals whose agenda is getting farther left with each passing day,” Ivey said. “Critical Race Theory? We banned it, and it’s not coming back. Illegal immigration? No way, Jose. We sent National Guard troops to protect the border and I recently joined the American Governor’s Border Strikeforce to keep dangerous criminals and deadly drugs out of our country. Transgender sports? We banned those too, and we made it illegal for physicians to give puberty blockers and hormonal treatments to our children. Election security? Done – we have banned corrupt curbside voting and have made sure our elections are secure so that none of the funny business that happened in other states in 2020 happens here. I’ve signed the strongest pro-life law in the country and have made sure that Biden’s dangerous vaccine mandates have no place in Alabama.”

Ivey is the oldest governor in the nation and if re-elected will be  78 years old when she is sworn in for her second term.

Ivey is facing a whole host of opponents – both Republican and Democrat.

Lindy Blanchard, Lew Burdette, Stacy George, Ivey, Tim James, Donald Trent Jones, Dean Odle, Dave Thomas, and Dean Young are all running for the Republican nomination for governor.

Yolanda Rochelle Flowers, Patricia Salter Jamieson, Arthur Kennedy, Chad “Chig” Martin, Malika Sanders Fortier and Doug “New Blue” Smith are all running for the Democratic nomination in the Democratic primary.

Both primaries are on May 24.

The winner of the Republican primary will face the winner of the Democratic primary in the general election on Nov. 8.

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