Jim Wayne

Jim Wayne DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Jim WayneDEMDemocrat American politician
74
Years of Age
29
Years of Experience
KYResidence (state)

Jim Wayne (born May 21, 1948) was a Democratic Party member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing District 35 from 1990 until 2019. He served on the Appropriations and Revenue, State Government, Local Government and Capital Projects and Bond Oversight Committees as well as the Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform (2012) and the Kentucky Housing Policy Advisory Board. He is a champion of tax reform, affordable housing, campus safety, enhancing penalties for sexual abuse of minors and protection of workers and the vulnerable. Former Representative Jim Wayne was the only mental health professional in the KY State House of Representatives. He chose to retire in 2019. His old state congressional seat is now occupied by Lisa Willner, the only current mental health professional in the KY State House.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
School for Social Work, Smith College
MSW Social Work
1978
Maryknoll School of Theology
MA
1972
Maryknoll College
BA
1970
Spalding University
MFA
Past Positions1 - 3 of 3
Representative
Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
1990 - 2019
President
Wayne Corporation
1981 - Current
Legislative Assistant
United States Congress
1974 - 1976
Other Experience1 - 26 of 26
Member
Advisory Committee, Passionist Peace and Justice
2008
Member
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Member
Sierra Club
Member
National Association of Social Workers
Board Chair
Community Catholic Center
Board Member
Louisville Coalition for the Homeless
Former President
Kentucky Society for Clinical Social Work
Member
Louisville Forum
Member
Kentucky for the Commonwealth
Member
Jefferson County Advisory Council for Women
Member
Airport NeighborsÂ’ Alliance, Incorporated
Member
Capital Campaign Committee, School for Social Work, Smith College
Member
Metropolitan Housing Coalition
Member
Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform
2012
Member
Housing Policy Advisory Committee, Commonwealth of Kentucky
1996 - Current
Former Member
Interim Joint Committee on State Government, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
Interim Joint Committee on Local Government, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
House Budget Review Subcommittee on Personnel, Public Retirement, and Finance, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
State Government Committee, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
Capital Projects and Bond Oversight Committee, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
Budget Review Subcommittee on Human Resources, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
Appropriations and Revenue Committee, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
Local Government Committee, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
House Budget Review Subcommittee on Human Resources, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
Natural Resources and Energy Committee, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives