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Board Members

 
 
Craig C. Dilger, Registry Chairman, Louisville. Mr. Dilger is a member of the Business Litigation Practice with the law firm of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC. His focus is employment, sports, education, and complex white collar criminal defense law. In addition, Mr. Dilger currently represents athletes and sports entities in a variety of areas. He has served as lead Trial Counsel representing the University of Louisville Athletic Association and Head Football Coach Bobby Petrino in the civil case filed by Ryan Holifield, a former offensive lineman at U of L. The case received national sports media attention during the trial in March of 2006.
 
Prior to joining Stoll Keenon Ogden, Mr. Dilger served as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney with the Office of the Commonwealth Attorney. During his tenure as a prosecutor, Mr. Dilger served as the Assistant Division Chief of the Unified Special Prosecution Unit, Assistant Division Chief of the General Trial Unit and the Division Chief for the White Collar Crime Unit. Mr. Dilger earned a B.A. in business administration and economics from Bellarmine College and a J.D. from Salmon P. Chase College of Law.
 
He is currently serving his third term as a Board Member and his seventh consecutive term as Chairman. 
 
Length of Service on the Board: June 1, 2005 - present
 
Appointed by Governor, Fair Elections Groups 
 
 

 
Terry Naydan, Registry Vice-Chair, Lexington. Dr. Naydan is a retired teacher and a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Education’s doctoral program. Her doctoral research was in the area of adult literacy. She was born and raised in New York City and has taught Language Arts at all grade levels in the Wyckoff, New Jersey school system for over twenty years.

Dr. Naydan has served as president of the Kentucky League of Women Voters from 1999 - 2003. She has also served as President and Vice President of the League of Women Voters of Lexington/Fayette County. She is currently serving a two-year term as Co-President of the Kentucky League of Women Voters. 
 
Dr. Naydan graduated from William Paterson University with a BA and MA in Elementary Education. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Student Counseling Services from Upsala College as well as a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Kentucky.
 
Length of Service on the Board: October 29, 2008 - present
 
Appointed by Governor, Fair Elections Groups
 
 

 
Rosemary F. Center, Frankfort. Ms. Center retired from state government after serving as General Counsel to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance from 1994-2005. Prior to being appointed as General Counsel to the Registry, she held Staff Attorney positions in state government and was an Assistant Attorney General and a Legislative Analyst with the Legislative Research Commission. Earlier in her career she was appointed and subsequently elected as Wolfe County Attorney.
 
She graduated from Morehead State University with A.B. and M.A. degrees and received a J.D. degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. She was a member of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 1996.
 
Length of Service on the Board: April 23, 2008 - present
 
Appointed by Governor, Democratic Party Nominee
 
 

 
Reid Haire, Utica. Mr. Haire was born and raised in Louisville and graduated from Bellarmine University with a degree in Political Science in 1970. He began his career with the United States Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, with assignments in Louisville, Lexington, Paducah, Hopkinsville, and ending up in Owensboro. He retired after 27 years of service as a divisional manager for western Kentucky. In 1998, Mr. Haire was elected County Judge Executive for Daviess County, for which Owensboro is the county seat. He served in that capacity for 3 terms and chose not to run for a 4th term. During his time as Judge Executive, Mr. Haire served on a variety of boards and councils, for both local and state governments. Most notable among them was his work with Economic Development, Health Care, Higher Education and Public Safety.
Following his service in elected office, Mr. Haire began a consulting business and currently works as a Public Relations Consultant for Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. His focus is access to health care in the rural counties surrounding Owensboro.
 
Mr. Haire resides in the small community of Utica, just outside Owensboro. His greatest source of pride: his 3 daughters, their husbands, and his 7 grandchildren.
 
Length of Service on the Board: August 16, 2013 - present
 
Appointed by Auditor of Public Accounts
 
 

 
Robert D. Mattingly, Oldham County.  Mr. Mattingly is a Partner in the Louisville law firm of DeCamillis & Mattingly, PLLC. He graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1996 and from the University Of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 1999. He focuses his practice on Civil Litigation and Criminal Defense and is licensed to practice law in both Kentucky and Indiana.
 
 
 
Length of Service on the Board: August 15, 2014 - present
 
Appointed by Attorney General
 

 
Chastity Ross, Richmond. A lifetime resident of Kentucky who is proud to be from the Bluegrass State, is an Eastern Kentucky University graduate. She is a Supports for Community Living (SCL) Case Management Supervisor for Bluegrass.org, an organization that provides behavioral health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse services in the seventeen county Bluegrass Area. Her work focuses on assisting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is a member of the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute Advisory Council, Kentucky’s University Center for Excellence in developmental disabilities education, research and service. Ms. Ross is a council member on the Consumer Advisory Council. 
 
She has been a speaker and panelist at Protection & Advocacy, a client directed legal advocacy agency which promotes and protects the rights of Kentuckians with disabilities. Ms. Ross is the on-screen narrator for the Kentucky precinct election officer training video on interacting with voters who have disabilities. She enjoys spending time with her two children, watching them learn and grow.
 
Length of Service on the Board: October 7, 2013 - present
 
Appointed by Secretary of State
 

 
 
Thomas B. Stephens, Lexington
. ​ Mr. Stephens, a native Kentuckian, is a graduate of Tulane University and the Loyola University School of Law, both in New Orleans, Louisiana. Upon graduating law school, Mr. Stephens was awarded a Presidential Management Fellowship in Washington, DC. During this Fellowship, his activities focused on regulatory compliance and alternative dispute resolution of seagoing international common carriers. Upon returning to Kentucky, Mr. Stephens has held various positions in state government, including service as General Counsel to the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet and as an attorney at the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet. Recently, Mr. Stephens served in a dual capacity with Alltech, Inc. as Corporate Counsel and Director of the Alltech Fortnight Festival, in support of the 2010 World Equestrian Games.
 
Mr. Stephens is currently an attorney and consultant in Lexington specializing in corporate law and business planning.
 
Length of Service on the Board: November 3, 2011 - present
 
Appointed by Governor, Republican Party Nominee
 

 
 
 

How Registry Members Are Appointed


A total of seven members are appointed to the Registry by the Governor, the Auditor of Public Accounts, the Attorney General and the Secretary of State.  The board members serve four year terms and their appointments are staggered.

The Governor's four selections are made as follows:
One member of the registry is appointed by the Governor from a list of three nominees submitted by the state central committee of the political party with the largest vote count in the last gubernatorial election.

One member of the registry is appointed by the Governor from a list of three nominees submitted by the state central committee of the political party with the second largest vote count in the last gubernatorial election.

The two other gubernatorial appointments are chosen from nominations solicited from at least two organizations which have demonstrated a nonpartisan interest in fair election and informed voting, with one appointee from each of the two political parties with the first and second largest vote counts in the last gubernatorial election.

The selection by the Auditor of Public Accounts is as follows:
The Auditor of Public Accounts solicits nominations from at least two organizations which have demonstrated a nonpartisan interest in fair elections and informed voting. The appointee shall be a member of one of the two political parties with the largest vote counts in the last gubernatorial election.

The Attorney General selects as follows:
The Attorney General solicits nominations from at least two organizations which have demonstrated a nonpartisan interest in fair elections and informed voting. The appointee shall be a member of one of the two political parties with the largest vote counts in the last gubernatorial election, but the appointee may not be a member of the same political party as the appointment made by the Auditor of Public Accounts.

The Secretary of State's selection follows these guidelines:
Names of nominees are solicited from at least two organizations which have demonstrated a nonpartisan interest in fair elections and informed voting. The person appointed by the Secretary of State is appointed without regard to political party affiliation.​
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