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Gary Moore

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.

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