Rocky Adkins

Rocky Adkins DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Rocky AdkinsDEMDemocrat American politician
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KYResidence (state)

Rocky J. Adkins (born November 4, 1959) is an American politician from Kentucky. He is a member of the Democratic Party and is serving as a senior advisor to the Governor of Kentucky, Andy Beshear. He is a former member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing the 99th District of the Kentucky House from 1987 to 2019. His House district was in eastern Kentucky and includes Elliott, Lewis, and Rowan Counties. From 2003 through 2016 he was the House majority leader. From 2016 to 2019, he was the chamber's Minority Floor Leader.Adkins ran for governor of Kentucky in the 2019 Kentucky gubernatorial election, with running mate Stephanie Horne. During his campaign, he raised $1.5 million. Adkins finished in second place in the Democratic primary, losing to Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear. Adkins joined the Beshear administration on December 10, 2019, as the governor's senior advisor.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
Morehead State University
BA
Morehead State University
MA Secondary Education
Past Positions1 - 4 of 4
Minority Floor Leader
Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
2017 - 2019
Representative
Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
1987 - 2019
Majority Floor Leader
Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
2004 - 2016
Director of Public Affairs
Appalachian Fuels
Other Experience1 - 18 of 18
Member
National Rifle Association
Chair
Mountain Delegation
Founder
Rocky Adkins Charity Golf Outing-Cure for Cancer
Member
Sandy Hook Lions Club
Member
Board of Directors, King's Daughters Health Foundation
Member
Board of Directors, Ashland Salvation Army
Member
Board of Directors, Paramount Arts Center
Member
Plumbers & Pipefitters Union
Member
Elliott County Sportsmen Club
Member
Southern States Energy Board
Chair
Eastern Kentucky Workforce Development Board
Former Member
Committee On Committees, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
Rules Committee, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
Enrollment Committee, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
Appropriations and Revenue Committee, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
Legislative Research Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Member
Budget/Revenue Committees, National Conference of State Legislators
Vice Chair
Energy & Environment Committee, Southern Legislative Conference