Alecia Webb-Edgington

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Alecia Webb-Edgington
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
from the 63rd district
In office
January 9, 2008 – Present
Preceded by Jon Draud
Personal details
Born (1966-08-23) August 23, 1966 (age 48)[1]
Political party Republican
Residence Fort Wright, Kentucky[1]
Alma mater Western Kentucky University, B.A.
Eastern Kentucky University, M.S.[1]
Occupation Police officer
Religion Baptist[2]

Alecia Webb-Edgington is a Republican member of the Kentucky House of Representatives. She represents the 63rd District, which comprises part of Kenton County. Webb-Edgington was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 2012 election. She sought to replace the retiring Geoff Davis in Kentucky's 4th congressional district, but was defeated by Lewis County Judge-Executive Thomas Massie.[3]

Early life, education, and law enforcement career[edit]

She earned a bachelor's degree from Western Kentucky University in sociology and criminology. Then, she earned a master's degree from Eastern Kentucky University in criminal justice. She also went to the 52nd Annual National Security Seminar at the U.S. Army War College and the Executive Leadership Program at the Naval Postgraduate School.

She worked for the Kentucky State Police as the chief information officer and for the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, where she became the first female head of the office.[4]

Kentucky House of Representatives[edit]

Elections[edit]

In December 2007, incumbent Republican State Representative Jon Draud of the 63rd House District resigned his seat to become Kentucky Education Commissioner.[5] She won the January 8th special election with 53% of the vote.[6] She won re-election unopposed in 2008[7] and 2010.[8]

Committee assignments[edit]

2011-2012
  • Appropriations and Revenue Committee
  • Education Committee
  • State Government Committee
  • Transportation Committee
  • Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Safety Committee
  • Appropriations and Revenue Committee
  • Education Committee
  • State Government Committee
  • Transportation Committee
  • Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee
2009-2010
  • Education Committee (Vice Chair)
  • Interim Joint Committee on Education
  • Interim Joint Committee on State Government
  • Interim Joint Committee on Transportation
  • Interim Joint Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs & Public Protectio
  • Military Affairs and Public Safety Committee
  • State Government Committee
    • Subcommittee of Budget Review on Justice and Judiciary
    • Subcommittee on Elementary and Secondary Education
    • Subcommittee on Kentucky Waterways
  • Transportation Committee

2012 congressional election[edit]

After incumbent Republican U.S. Congressman Geoff Davis decided to retire, she decided to run in the newly redrawn Kentucky's 4th congressional district. She said “Congressman Geoff Davis leaves big shoes to fill. I applaud him for his effective leadership and wish him well as he returns to the private sector."[9]

She was defeated by Thomas Massie during the GOP Primary failing to garner more than 30% of the vote.

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