Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday, Day 94 of her administration, signed Executive Order 4, which bans any official in the executive branch from appointing a registered lobbyist to serve on a state board or commission.
“Just minutes after taking the oath of office, I promised the people of Alabama that the Ivey administration would be open, transparent, and honest, and I am proud to be fulfilling that promise,” Governor Ivey said.
“As Governor I, and my office, have the responsibility to appoint members to various boards and commissions; this executive order ensures that we will no longer appoint registered lobbyists to those positions. To have a government for and by the people, the people should be appointed to serve on state entities, not lobbyists who have an interest in representing their client rather than representing the folks of Alabama,” Ivey continued.
Executive Order 4 applies to all appointments made by Governor Ivey, or any other member of the executive branch, unless otherwise stated in the Order. The Order is effective immediately.