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Dawn Michelle Gentry of Edgewood chosen by Gov. Bevin to fill vacancy on Kenton County Family Court

Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Dawn Michelle Gentry, of Edgewood, to the Kenton County Family Court to serve the 16th Judicial Circuit, Division 5.

The vacancy was created by the resignation earlier this year of Lisa Bushelman was granted a request for leave based on medical reasons. She did not return from the leave and signed an “Agreed Order of Disability Retirement” on August 19.

Dawn Michelle Gentry

Dawn Michelle Gentry

Ms. Gentry earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Northern Kentucky University in 2003 and her Juris Doctorate from Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 2006. For the past nine years, she has practiced family law and social security disability law in the Northern Kentucky region.

Sec. 118 of the Kentucky Constitution provides that vacancies in the office of a judge of the Circuit Court are to be filled by the Governor from a list of three names submitted by the appropriate Judicial Nominating Commission. Ms. Gentry shall serve until the position is filled in accordance with the results of the Nov. 2018 midterm election, pursuant to the provisions of Sec. 152 of the Kentucky Constitution.

From Ky.gov

Please see: Gentry, Rouse, and Rousch nominated for Kenton Family Court vacancy

And: Judicial Conduct Commission orders disability retirement for Bushelman

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  1. Robert says:

    Dawn Gentry is a wonderful pick for Family Court.

  2. David Thelen says:

    Thanks for stopping by when campaigning last month. I’m glad you were a CLS graduate. My granddaughter, Malory E. Thelen is following in your footsteps. She was Valedictorian at CLS 2012, and is now ion her last year at Washington &Lee University Law school. She was 4.0 graduate from Transylvania. Good luck in your November run for the roses.

  3. Megan Estep says:

    What a criminal!!!!! Look at what Matt Bevin did all those years ago…

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