Kay Ivey speaks to Lions Club, citizens

Published 5:34 am Monday, January 25, 2010

By By Chandler Myers
The Atmore Lions Club received a prestigious visitor Tuesday night for their dinner meeting at David’s Catfish House.
Kay Ivey, State Treasurer for the State of Alabama, visited Atmore’s civic club to address club members and guests about her run for governor.
Ivey’s visit marked her second trip to Atmore in less than two years after she visited for the Relay for Life kickoff event in 2008.
In regards to her visit Ivey said that meeting with citizens of the state is important to her.
rather be speaking in front of people than be on the boob tube.”
During her her visit, Ivey spoke about the state of economy as well as what
people need to do when speaking with their state politicians.
Ivey said to the crowd at hand that things could get worse before they get
better, and added that the state would benefit from having a leader who
knows the ins and outs of finance.
said. “It might not be as bad in other states, but in the State of Alabama
it’s about to be in dire straits. It’s been a pleasure for me to serve two
terms as your state treasurer, and if you’ll give me the opportunity, I’d
like to take the oath of office as your governor. Who better to elect than
someone who has the working knowledge of our state’s finances than someone
who has dealt with them like I have.”
Ivey’s qualifications for the not only include her knowledge of finances,
but also endorsements from prominent republicans.
The republican gubernatorial candidate has received an endorsement from
former Massachusetts governor and republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
As for Ivey’s ideas on improving the state’s economy, she said it does not
include gambling.
business model,” she said. “There are better ways to sustain jobs without
expanding gaming. A better business model would be creating jobs is by
putting more money into expanding industries or encouraging small businesses
to expand.”
Her opinion of the state’s constitution, which happens to be the longest in
the world is just as straight forwrard as her take on gambling.
Ivey said that there is no need for a constitutional convention although
some changes could be made.
substantiate to something that could lead to more taxes. There are some
rules that need to be changed, and if changes are made then do it item by
item. A convention is the least desirable method.”

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