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Boone County

 

 

Representatives for the 60th and 61st Districts, Sal Santoro and Savannah Maddox have no opposition

 

District covers northwest Kenton and northeast Boone Counties

 

Kim Banta Republican – Incumbent

Kim Banta served as principal of Dixie High School and as Chief Academic Officer/Assistant Superintendent of Kenton County Schools. She retired in 2019. She holds a BS degree from Indiana University and an EdD in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Louisville. She lives in Fort Mitchell. She and her husband, Tom, have three children. She was elected to the legislature in 2019.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ashley Williams – Democrat

Ashley Williams is a social worker. She lives in Fort Mitchell. No other information available; will add if provided by candidate.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

C. Ed Massey – Republican Incumbent

Ed Massey is a graduate of Lloyd High School, Eastern Kentucky University, and Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law. He has practiced law over 27 years. He serves on the Boone County Board of Education and on the board of the National Schools Boards Association and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, among many others. He and his wife Anita have three daughters and live in Boone County. He was elected to the House in 2019.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Roberto Henriquez – Democrat

Roberto Henriquez graduated from Boone County High School and attended Georgetown College where he earned a BA in Communication Arts with a minor in Business. He earned a masters degree in teaching from Northern Kentucky University and taught at Boone County High as a substitute teacher and then as a full-time teacher at Ryle High School. He worked in information technology with several large companies and is currently a system analyst for GreenSky Credit. He has three children.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cristi Kendrick – Libertarian

Cristi Kendrick was born in Leitchfield and has lived in Florence with her husband for over 10 years. She is a history scholar from Marshall University. She is a lifetime member of the Libertarian Party National and currently serves as secretary. She was regional director of the Gary Johnson for President campaign.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Campbell County

 

 

Kim Poore Moser – Republican Incumbent

Kim Moser is a retired NICU and flight nurse and served as director of the Northern Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy and the president of AMA Alliance. She graduated from Spalding University with a BSN in nursing and attended the University of Kentucky for graduate work in Architecture. She and husband Neal have five boys and two grandchildren. She was elected to the legislature in 2016 and serves as Chair of the House Health and Family Services Committee.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Larry Varney – Democrat

Larry Varney is a teacher, both in high school and teaching computer programming to adults. He worked for Cincom Systems and is currently retired. He studied English at Eastern Kentucky University and lives in Cold Spring. He often appears as Santa Claus at local events.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

LeAnna Homandberg – Republican

LeAnna Homandberg attended Regent University in Virginia Beach where she studied communication with a minor in business and got her law degree from the NKU Chase College of Law. She worked for the Campbell County Attorney’s Office and the Kenton County Department of Public Advocacy and now is an associate in the Russell-Ireland Law Group in Covington. She is a volunteer with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and a board member of Children Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention and is a member of the Kentucky Justice Association.

 
 
 
 

Rachel Roberts – Democrat Incumbent

Rachel Roberts is owner of The Yoga Bar, a center for mindfulness, and co-owner or RAKE Strategies, a brand strategy firm. She grew her business from scratch. She provides PRSD mindfulness training for local firefighters and conducts trainings for Fortune 500 companies around the world. She is on the board of the Girl Scouts of Wilderness Road, Newport Business Association, and Mental Health America, Kentucky. She and her husband Michael live in Newport. She was sworn into office in March 2020.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Joseph M. Fischer – Republican Incumbent

Joseph Fischer has served in the state House of Representatives since 1999. He is an attorney who graduated from Holy Cross College and the University of Cincinnati Law School. He served on the Fort Thomas City Council, the Fort Thomas Police & Fire Pension Board, and the Fort Thomas Planning Commission. He received the Northern Kentucky Right to Life John J. Bauer Service Award in 1998.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nancy Bardgett – Democrat

Nancy Bardgett retired from teaching special education at Highlands High School, then coordinated the Supported Higher Education Project at NKU for two years and is now a University Supervisor with the University of the Cumberlands working with new teachers all over the state. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and has a master’s from NKU. She and her husband Mark have three children and live in Fort Thomas. She is active in the community and received the Golden Apple Award in 2014 for Excellence in Teaching.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kenton County

 

District includes northwest Kenton and northeast Boone counties

Kim Banta – Republican Incumbent

Ashley Williams – Democrat

See above. District includes Boone County.
 
 

District covers parts of central Kenton and east-central Campbell Counties

Kimberly Poore Moser – Republican

Larry Varney – Democrat

See above. District includes Campbell Coumty.
 
 

The District includes northern Covington, Ludlow, Park Hills, Bromley, Kenton Vale and the Winston Park neighborhood of Taylor Mill

 

J. Davis – Republican

Jamir Davis of Covington practices law in Covington. A San Francisco native, he is a former University of Kentucky football player and bachelors degree in Communications and a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling. He completed his law degree at the University of San Fransisco He was appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin as executive director of the Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Charles ‘Buddy’ Wheatley – Democrat Incumbent

Buddy Wheatley is a retired Covington fire chief, having served 20 years as a firefighter and part of a family legacy that spans four generations. He graduated from Ludlow High School, got a BA in journalism from the University of Kentucky and a BA in English from Northern Kentucky University. He earned his law degree from NKU’s Salmon Chase Law School and has a private practice. He is serving his first term in the legislature. He lives with his wife, Judi, in Covington’s Old Seminary Square Neighborh and has two daughters.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Adam Koenig – Republican Incumbent

Adam Koenig was first elected to the House in 2006 and serves on a number of committees and as chair of the Licensing, Occupation and Administrative Regulations committee. He is a Realtor and lives in Erlanger. A graduate of Covington Catholic High School, he received a BA in political science from Miami University. He serves on the board of the Covington Salvation Army. He has also served as a guest lecturer at NKU. Her served as a Kenton County commissioner and as a Villa Hills City councilman.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ryan Neaves – Democrat

Ryan Neaves has a bachelor’s degree from Northern Kentucky University and a master’s degree from the University of the Cumberlands. He is completing his doctorate at the University of the Cumberlands. He is a teacher at Tichenor Middle School and is head coach of boys/girls track and cross country at Lloyd Memorial High School. He and his wife Rachel and three children live in Florence. He grew up in Dry Ridge.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bill Mitchell – Libertarian

No information or picture available. Will add if provided by the candidate.