Gov. Appoints Sen. Dan Kelly to the Circuit Court bench

FRANKFORT, Ky. —Oct. 26, 2009 –  Gov. Steve Beshear announced today the appointment of State Senator Dan Kelly as a judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit.  Sen. Kelly was among three names submitted to Gov. Beshear by the seven-member nominating commission. 

“Sen. Kelly has the appropriate temperament and experience for this position,” said Gov. Beshear.  “I feel confident he will provide fair, honest and judicious service to the people of the 11th Judicial Circuit.”  

Representing the 14th Senate District since 1991, Sen. Kelly has a distinguished career that includes service on the legislative interim committees of Agriculture, Appropriations and Revenue, Education, Elections, Constitutional Amendments and Intergovernmental Affairs Task Force, Elementary and Secondary Education, Horse Farming, Local Government and State Government; the legislative session committees of Agriculture, Appropriations and Revenue and State and Local Government; and the legislative statutory Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee. In addition, with the present rank of Lt. Colonel, he has been awarded the United States Army Meritorious Service Medal Army Commendation Medal and two National Defense Service Medals.  He received his law degree from the University of Louisville.

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