About

Me addressing the House
My daughter, Lakyn, and I at ”Men Who Cook”
Competing in a 4-H Pistol Shooting Tournament at the Jackson Purchase Rifle and Pistol Club

 

Elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives for the 3rd District in 2012.

  • Serve as the Vice-Chairman of the Education Committee
  • Serve on the Judiciary Committee
  • Serve on the Appropriations and Revenue Budget Review Subcommittee for Post-Secondary Education
  • Serve on the Special Subcommittee on Energy
  • Serve as the Vice Chairman of the Economic Development & Tourism Committee
  • Appointed by the Speaker to represent the House on the Kentucky Leads the Nation Round Table

Elected to the Paducah City Commission in 2006, 2008, and 2010

  • Appointed to Paducah/McCracken County Joint Sewer Agency
  • Appointed to Brooks Stadium Commission Board
  • Appointed to the E-911 Board

Elected to the Reidland High School Site Based Decision Making Council in 2010

City Commission Record

1972 Graduate of Paducah Tilghman High School

1980 Associate of Arts Degree: Paducah Community College

1981 Bachelor of Science Degree: Murray State University

  • Major: Business Administration
  • Minor: Political Science
  • Graduated top 15% of my class
  • Member of Gamma Beta Phi and Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Societies

1984 M.B.A. (Masters of Business Administration Degree) Murray State University

24 Graduate Hours above the Masters Degree (12 in Economics and 12 in Political Science)

Inducted into Paducah Tilghman High School Hall of Fame in 2013

1990 to Present: Professor of Political Science (West Kentucky Community and Technical College, formerly Paducah Community College). (WKCTC was selected one of the top 3 community colleges in America.)

  • Elected by vote of the 7,500 plus student body “Teacher of the Year” 4 times
  • Coordinator of the Real Estate Degree Program 1991 – Dec. 2007
  • 1999 to Mar. 31, 2007: Licensed Realtor with Century 21 Service Realty, Inc. (part-time)
  • 1985 to 2004 (Full Time 1985 to 1990): Karate Instructor/Business Owner, Watkins Karate. (At one time the largest karate school in Kentucky with 318 students.)
Member of Southland Baptist Temple for over 30 Years

  • Former member of the Board of Directors (elected by the church body, 3000 plus members)
  • Former Sunday School Teacher
  • Former member of First Baptist Church of Paducah for 10 Years. Served on various committees & rotated offertory prayer.
  • Member of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce for over 25 years
  • Member of Gideon’s International
  • Member of Paducah Downtown Lions Club for 22 years
  • Member of the Community Scholarship Board for 2 years
  • Member of the McCracken County Poverty Task Force for several years
  • Member of the Reidland High School 21st Century Community Learning Center Advisory Council
  • “Men Who Cook” Volunteer for Purchase Area Sexual Assault Center for several years
  • Member of Leadership Paducah Alumni Association for several years
  • Member of the 1996-1997 Class of Leadership Paducah
  • Volunteer for the Empty Bowls  Project 2012
  • “Christmas in April” Volunteer several years
  • Served on the Advisory Board of the Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club
  • Board of Directors of the River City Missions
  • Served as Paducah Ambassador
  • United Way Volunteer
  • American Heart Fund Volunteer
  • Team Captain for March of Dimes Walk-A-Thon
  • PAVE Volunteer for Paducah Public School System
  • County Chairman for the Cystic Fibrosis Shape-UP Campaign
  • Steering Committee for the Paducah/McCracken Citizens Against Substance Abuse
  • Public Relations Committee of the Paducah/McCracken Literacy Council
  • Murray State University Alumni Association
  • Team Captain for Friends of Scouting (a fundraising arm for the 4-Rivers District Scout Council)
  • Salvation Army Bell Ringer
  • Volunteer Self-Defense instructor for Rape Crisis Center
  • Lunch Buddy Mentor Volunteer at Hendron-Lone Oak Elementary
  • Judge for 4-H Public Speaking Championships for McCracken County
  • Volunteer for the American Cancer Society
  • Volunteer for the American Lung Association
  • Paducah Board of Realtors
  • “Friends of Paducah/McCracken Co. Public Library” Volunteer
  • Paducah Cooperative Ministry Food Drive Volunteer