Kate is a career prosecutor, who has tried thousands of criminals. Her prosecution career spans over a decade. where she has sent child predators, drug traffickers, and violent offenders to prison. She is a graduate of Centre College and Chase College of Law. She served as Editor of the Northern Kentucky University Law Review Journal.
She is the only candidate endorsed by the Kentucky FOP and the Frankfort Capitol City FOP Lodge 8.
Kate began her career as a Deputy Prosecutor in Ripley County, Indiana. In 2012, Kate became an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney in Kenton County. It was there that she specialized in child physical abuse, sexual abuse, and child pornography prosecution. In April 2016, Kate accepted a job in Lexington, Kentucky, as an attorney to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. In February 2019, Kate was promoted to Deputy General Counsel of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet. In 2020, Kate was asked to come back to criminal prosecution in the role of First Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Kentucky’s 14th Judicial Circuit. In February, 2022, Kate took a position in the Fayette County Attorney’s office to learn how a county attorney office operates.
During her four years in Kenton County, Kate served on Kenton County’s child abuse Multi-Disciplinary Team and the Board of Directors for Transitions, Inc. Recovery and Residential Centers. She served on the Frankfort-Franklin County Planning Commission and the Board of Directors of the Sunshine Center, a nonprofit organization which provides resources to at-risk parents and offers housing for victims of domestic violence. Currently, Kate serves as the State Bar Association representative to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council.
Kate’s family has long-standing presence in Frankfort, including 14 aunts and uncles. Kate spent her childhood summers on West Third Street with her grandmother and many cousins. Kate is the single mother of her six-year-old son, Colt. Kate is an avid outdoors woman, who loves hunting and fishing at her family’s farm in Bald Knob.
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