|31st Lieutenant Governor of Alabama|
|Assumed office |
January 14, 2019
|Preceded by||Kay Ivey|
|Member of the Alabama House of Representatives|
from the 27th district
November 4, 2014 – November 2018
|Preceded by||Wes Long|
|Succeeded by||Wes Kitchens|
|Born||March 22, 1981|
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
|Education||Auburn University (BA)|
Will Ainsworth (born March 22, 1981) is the 31st and current lieutenant governor of Alabama, since 2019. He formerly served as a representative of the 27th district of the Alabama House of Representatives, a position he was elected to on November 4, 2014. He did not seek re-election in 2018, instead running for lieutenant governor. Ainsworth became the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor after winning the July 17 primary runoff against Twinkle Cavanaugh.
Ainsworth was born on March 22, 1981. He is married to Kendall Foster, and the couple has three children together.
In July 2020, he criticized Gov. Kay Ivey's face mask mandate (an effort to combat COVID-19), saying that mandating people to wear masks was an "overstep that infringes upon the property rights of business owners and the ability of individuals to make their own health decisions". On October 21, 2020, Ainsworth announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
2014 Alabama House of Representatives election
2018 lieutenant gubernatorial election
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- "Lieutenant governor says Alabama mask mandate is an 'overstep'". WSFA. July 15, 2020. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
- "Alabama's GOP lieutenant governor called mask rules an 'overstep.' Now he has tested positive for the coronavirus". Washington Post. October 22, 2020. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
- "Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014". ballotpedia. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
- "Unofficial Election Night Results". Alabama Secretary of State. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
- "Unofficial Election Night Results". Alabama Secretary of State. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
| Lieutenant Governor of Alabama