Jeff Hoover

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Jeff Hoover
Jeff Hoover by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 5, 2017
Preceded by Greg Stumbo
House Minority Leader
In office
January 2, 2001 – January 5, 2017
Succeeded by Rocky Adkins
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
from the 83rd district
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1960-01-18) January 18, 1960 (age 57)
Albany, Kentucky
Political party Republican
Alma mater Centre College
Cumberland School of Law

Jeff Hoover (born January 18, 1960 in Albany, Kentucky)[1] is a Republican member of the Kentucky House of Representatives representing the 83rd district where he has served since 1996. Hoover was selected to serve as House Minority Caucus Chair in 1999, and serves as House Minority Leader, a position he has held since 2001. Hoover is a 1982 graduate of Centre College and a 1987 graduate of Cumberland School of Law. Hoover unsuccessfully ran for Lieutenant Governor of the State of Kentucky in 2007 as the running mate of former U.S. Rep. Anne Northup; their slate received 36.5% of the vote in the primary against Gov. Ernie Fletcher.[2]

In 2015, Hoover became the longest serving Republican Leader in the history of the Kentucky House of Representatives.[3] After the 2016 elections when Republicans gained a supermajority in the State House, Hoover was selected as House Speaker replacing Democrat Greg Stumbo.

Hoover lives in Jamestown, Kentucky.[4]


  1. ^ "Kentucky (KY) State Representative Jeffrey H. Hoover [KY House of Representatives] - Official Profile". Freedomspeaks.Com. 1960-01-18. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Kentucky House Republican Caucus | About Us | Caucus Members | Jeff Hoover". Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  3. ^ "House Republicans Nominate Jeff Hoover to be Speaker of Kentucky House". WTVQ. 10 November 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Kentucky Legislature Retrieved 2014-10-14.

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