Ivey Addresses DeKalb GOP
May 16, 2018
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Ivey Addresses DeKalb GOP

By Marla Jones, Reporter

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Saturday, May 12, 2018 the DeKalb County Republican Party held its regularly scheduled breakfast at Western Sizzlin in Fort Payne.

Alabama’s 54th Governor, Kay Ivey made a stop on her campaign tour, to be the event’s guest speaker.

Governor Ivey spoke on educational funding and bringing jobs to the State of Alabama.

“As I travel around the state, I enjoy telling people that Alabama is working again! We’ve just begun with this journey and there is so much we can do, working together, and we will,” stated Ivey. “Keeping jobs is important…and more people are working in our great state than ever before.”

“Since I have been governor, unemployment has achieved its lowest rate in history…with new investments from the private sectors, creating some 13,000 jobs,” said Ivey. “When our people are working, it solves a whole lot of problems.”

Ivey advised that the new Toyota Mazda plant locating in Alabama will create some 4,000 jobs. Ivey went on to say that along with global companies such as Honda, Google, and Mercedes moving to Alabama. It shows that “Alabama is a great place to do business.”

“When these companies come, they need to be able to employ the people that work here. That is going to happen only when we make sure that our people have the education they need and deserve,” Ivey stated.

Ivey continued by saying that, “As Governor, I have spent a major portion of my time on education policy and I will continue to work hard for our schools, our teachers and our education system…I began my career as a teacher.” She went to recall working diligently with the legislative to offer the largest education budget in a decade. With legislative help, Ivey stated that Alabama was able to expand Pre-K and give teachers a much deserved pay raise.

“Truly education is a cornerstone of a better life,” she said. She then asked all the teachers present to stand up and told them how much she appreciated them.

In closing, Governor Ivey stressed that, “Alabama is better off today and stronger today than it was just a year ago.”

The next meeting for the DeKalb County Republican Party will be held at Western Sizzlin on June 11, 2018 beginning at 7:30am.


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