KSPE Louisville News:

Louisville Chapter Meeting was this Friday, June 16, 2006

KSPE Louisville is pleased to announce that Lt. Governor Steve Pence spoke at the Friday, June 16 meeting!

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On December 9, 2003, Stephen B. Pence became the first Republican lieutenant governor in Kentucky since 1946. Currently, Lieutenant Governor Pence serves as the Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.

Background:

Steve was born in Louisville, Kentucky on December 22, 1953. Steve received a Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky in 1981, and graduated with Bachelor of Science (1976) and MBA degrees (1978) from Eastern Kentucky University.  Steve began his career as a public school teacher in Jefferson County teaching 6th and 8th grade math. After law school, Steve worked as an assistant attorney general of Kentucky from 1981-1982. In the early 1990s, he was a lead attorney in BOPTROT, the investigation to uncover and eliminate corruption in state government.

Steve was formerly a partner with the Pedley, Zielke, Gordinier and Pence law firm (1995-2001).  In 1995, Steve received the Kentucky Bar Association’s “Outstanding Lawyer” award.

Steve was appointed by President George W. Bush as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky and was confirmed to this position on September 24, 2001. As U.S. Attorney, he supervised over 30 attorneys and 40 support staff. Following the events of September 11th, Steve established and led the Anti-Terrorism Task Force (ATTF) in Kentucky. Additionally, he expanded and led the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program, fought illegal drugs and trafficking, and investigated Medicare and Medicaid fraud issues.

Steve has also served his country in the United States Army. From 1982-1987 he served active duty in the JAG Corps and was stationed in the Federal Republic of Germany. He continues to serve as a Colonel (Military Judge) in the United States Army Reserve JAG Corps.

On May 8, 2004, Steve received an honorary doctoral degree from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) and was named EKU's 2004 Outstanding Alumnus.

Steve is married to Ruth Ann Cox and has five children.

Lt. Governor Pence's Initiatives:

When Lieutenant Governor Pence was sworn into office, he made the commitment to become involved in as many roles and responsibilities as Governor Fletcher deemed necessary.  Since then, the Lieutenant Governor has dedicated much of his time to improving public safety, economic development, and quality of life for all Kentuckians.  Listed below are some of the Lt. Governor Pence's key initiatives:

(source - http://ltgovernor.ky.gov/)

Check out the pictures from the meeting!

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Craig Avery and Jay Mazzoni, both of FMSM Engineers
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Sisters Erin Baker (FMSM) and Stephanie Laughlin (URS)
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KSPE Executive Director George Binder and Chuck Anderson (Strand Associates)
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Tim Robinson (EHI Consultants) and Steve Bickel (FMSM)
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Mike Harris (JTL), Brad Wilcox (River City Development Corporation) and Eddie Mesta (Sherman Dixie)
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Craig Avery (FMSM) and Roddy Williams (Strand Associates)
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2005/2006 Louisville Chapter President Angela Akridge (MSD)
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Lt. Gov. Steve Pence and George Binder (KSPE Executive Director)
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Lt. Gov. Steve Pence, George Binder, and 2006/2007 KSPE President Valerie Lucas (Strand Associates)
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Angela Akridge, Past President of the Louisville Chapter
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Tim Kraus, introducing guest speaker Lt. Gov. Steve Pence
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Lt. Gov. Steve Pence
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Lt. Gov. Pence swearing in the new officers, Lisa Brandenburg (Secretary), Kelly Meyer (Treasurer), Mike Harris (Vice President), Brad Wilcox (President Elect) and Valerie Lucas (President)
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Lt. Gov. Pence swearing in the new officers, Lisa Brandenburg (Secretary), Kelly Meyer (Treasurer), Mike Harris (Vice President), Brad Wilcox (President Elect) and Valerie Lucas (President)
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New KSPE Louisville President Valerie Lucas
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2006/2007 KSPE Louisville Officers - Mike Harris (Vice President), Valerie Lucas (President), Kelly Meyer (Treasurer), Angela Akridge (Past President), Lisa Brandenburg (Secretary), and Brad Wilcox (President Elect)