Robert Stivers

Ky Senate President

Speaking: 10/24/2019 10:00 AM


Senate President Robert Stivers

BIOGRAPHY

Robert Stivers has served in the General Assembly since 1997.  He represents the 25th District, which encompasses Clay, Knox, Lee, Owsley, Whitley, Wolfe counties.

Senator Stivers was elected by his colleagues to serve as Senate Majority Floor Leader in 2008. He served as Majority Floor Leader until being elected as Senate President in 2012 – a position he still holds.  As the Senate President, Senator Stivers represents the entire body of the Kentucky State Senate in any official state business.

In 2015, President Stivers was honored by Governing Magazine as a Public Official of the Year for his work in the General Assembly. He also served as the Chair of the Southern Legislative Conference in 2016 and has just completed his term at the 2018 Chair of National Council of State Governments.

President Stivers graduated from the University of Kentucky, with a degree in industrial management and minor in economics, and earned his law degree from the University of Louisville.  Married to Regina Crawford Stivers, he is a practicing attorney in Manchester and has four children: Joshua, Caroline, Margaret and Robert.

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