Alabama Constitutional Officers

Lieutenant Governor Lucy Baxley


Lucy Baxley

Lieutenant Governor (2003-2007)

State Treasurer (1995-2003)



Lucy Baxley is a native of Houston County in the southeastern corner of the State. She grew up on a farm where she learned those life lessons which prepared her to raise two children, build a successful career in real estate, serve two terms as State Treasurer and win election as the first woman to serve as Alabama's Lieutenant Governor.


Lucy's early professional years were spent in city, county and state government. Then, after a number of years spent in the private sector as a realtor in Birmingham, she was elected State Treasurer in 1994. Lucy has always enjoyed popular statewide appeal with the citizens of Alabama and when she was re-elected for a second term as Treasurer in 1998, she received the highest number of votes cast for any candidate for constitutional office. In the election for Lieutenant Governor in 2002, she received a higher number of votes than either candidate for Governor. Today, Lucy remains a licensed realtor as well as Lieutenant Governor of Alabama.


Lucy has been honored with numerous awards including the designation of the Senior Citizens' Golden Eagle Statesman of the Year and Outstanding Woman Leader by the American Association of University Women. Throughout her career, Lucy has been a strong supporter of senior citizens. She has served as spokesperson for Senior Promise, a statewide advocacy program for senior citizens, and remains closely connected with senior programs across the state. She is a member of the Auburn University Women's Philanthropy Board and the University of Alabama's XXXI (thirty-one), a women's leadership Honorary. She is an active member and Chair of the Advisory Council of the Alabama Federation of Democratic Women, the National Association of Lieutenant Governors and serves as Vice Chair of the Aerospace States Association.


By virtue of her office, Governor Baxley is President and Presiding Officer of the Alabama Senate. She also sits on 33 state boards and commissions, some of which are: the Legislative Council, the Wallace-Folsom Prepaid College Tuition Trust Fund Board, the Alabama College Education Savings Program Board, the Alabama Criminal Justice Advisory Commission, the Alabama Historical Commission, the Judicial System Study Commission, the Alabama Film Commission, the Joint Committee on Administrative Regulation Review, the Toll Road, Bridge and Tunnel Authority, the Corrections Institutions Finance Authority and the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Board of Trustees.


Lucy is married to Jim Smith, also a native of south Alabama. She has two children, Becky Nichols and Louis Baxley, and two grandchildren. Lucy and Jim are members of Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church in Montgomery.


Source: Alabama State Legislature Page 


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