Will Ainsworth
31st Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
Assumed office
January 14, 2019
GovernorKay Ivey
Preceded byKay Ivey
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
from the 27th district
In office
November 4, 2014 – November 2018
Preceded byWes Long
Succeeded byWes Kitchens
Personal details
Born (1981-03-22) March 22, 1981 (age 41)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
SpouseKendall Foster
EducationAuburn University (BA)

Will Ainsworth (born March 22, 1981) is an American politician serving who is the 31st lieutenant governor of Alabama, since 2019. He formerly was 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.[1] Ainsworth became the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor after winning the July 17 primary runoff against Twinkle Cavanaugh.[2] He is running unopposed for re-election in 2022.[3]

Personal life

Ainsworth was born on March 22, 1981. He is married to Kendall Foster, and the couple has three children together.


Ainsworth was elected to District 27 on November 4, 2014, and supported Alabama's ban on abortion in 2019.[4][failed verification]

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".[5] On October 21, 2020, Ainsworth announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19.[6]

Electoral history

2014 Alabama House of Representatives election


Election Candidates Votes
General Election
November 4
Jeff McLaughlin 4,959
Will Ainsworth 7,355

2018 lieutenant gubernatorial election

Republican primary results[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Twinkle Cavanaugh 238,333 43.27
Republican Will Ainsworth 204,465 37.12
Republican Rusty Glover 107,981 19.61
Total votes 550,779 100
Republican primary runoff results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Will Ainsworth 164,486 51.46
Republican Twinkle Cavanaugh 155,137 48.54
Total votes 319,623 100


  1. ^ "Representative Ainsworth, Will". www.legislature.state.al.us. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  2. ^ Lyman, Brian. "Will Ainsworth wins Republican nomination for lieutenant governor". Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  3. ^ Hester, Zach (29 January 2022). "Who's running for statewide office in Alabama this year?". WHNT. Nexstar Media Group. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
  4. ^ Staff, Our Foreign (2019-05-15). "Alabama bans abortion with strictest legislation in US". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
  5. ^ "Lieutenant governor says Alabama mask mandate is an 'overstep'". WSFA. July 15, 2020. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014". ballotpedia. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  8. ^ "Unofficial Election Night Results". Alabama Secretary of State. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  9. ^ "Unofficial Election Night Results". Alabama Secretary of State. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
Alabama House of Representatives Preceded byWes Long Member of the Alabama House of Representativesfrom the 27th district 2014–2018 Succeeded byWes Kitchens Political offices Preceded byKay Ivey Lieutenant Governor of Alabama 2019–present Incumbent