Ivey, Maddox to Face Off in November

Jun 6, 2018

(L) Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox (R) Governor Kay Ivey

Primary results are in, and incumbent governor Kay Ivey will face Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox in the November 2018 gubernatorial election.

Governor Ivey managed to avoid a runoff against a field of opponents including Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, evangelist Scott Dawson, and State Senator Bill Hightower.

She is seeking to win the governorship outright for the first time; she inherited the position after then-Governor Robert Bentley resigned in April 2017 amid a sex-tinged scandal.

Maddox defeated former Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb, former state legislator James Fields and others to win the Democratic nomination outright. He has served as mayor of Tuscaloosa since 2005, and has also worked with Tuscaloosa City Schools and the Alabama Education Association.

The general election will be held November 6. For more information, head to AlabamaVotes.gov.