Chair, Transportation Steering Committee
Chair, NACo/NLC Joint Opioid Task Force
Judge Executive, Boone County, Kentucky
Number of years involved in NACo: 17
Years in public service: 19
Occupation: County judge executive
The hardest thing I’ve ever done was: Deal with the death of my parents.
Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner: Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and Jeff Bezos.
A dream I have is to: Travel the world and learn about various cultures.
The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is: Run for Congress in 2012 against the odds. I lost that election, but I am blessed to continue my undefeated run as judge executive.
My favorite way to relax is to: Listen to good music while lying by the pool.
I’m most proud of: My wonderful family — my wife, children and grandchildren.
Every morning I read: Online news and too many emails.
My favorite meal is: Thanksgiving dinner — turkey, mashed potatoes, yams and pumpkin pie for dessert.
My pet peeve is: Uninformed people taking a position without having the facts.
You’d be surprised to learn that I: Am wild and crazy in a dune buggy.
My motto is: Making Boone County a great place to live, to work and to raise a family.
The last book I read was: Dreamland — a must-read about the opioid epidemic.
My favorite movie is: The Godfather.
My favorite music: Classic rock — The Eagles, Rod Stewart and The Bee Gees.
My favorite U.S. President is: Abraham Lincoln.
My county is a NACo member because: Being an elected county official is a great responsibility and challenge. I am encouraged by learning best practices, sharing frustrations and celebrating victories with other county leaders at NACo.