Katie Kratz Stine

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Katie Katz Stine
Kentucky Senate President Pro Tem
In office
2005 – Present
Preceded by Dick Roeding
Member of the Kentucky Senate
from the 24th district
In office
1999 – Present
Preceded by Gex "Jay" Williams
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
from the 68th district
In office
Preceded by William "Bill" Donnermeyer
Succeeded by Joe Fischer
Personal details
Born (1956-12-06) December 6, 1956 (age 60)
Covington, Kentucky
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Fred A. Stine, V
Residence Southgate, Kentucky
Alma mater University of Cincinnati (BS) ,
Salmon P. Chase College of Law (JD)
Profession Attorney, Homemaker

Katie Kratz Stine (born December 6, 1956) is a Republican member of the Kentucky Senate representing Campbell and Pendleton Counties as State Senator from the 24th Senate District since 1999. She serves as the President Pro Tem of the Kentucky State Senate.

Personal life[edit]

Stine lives in Southgate, Kentucky and is married to Campbell Circuit Judge Fred A. Stine, V. They have two children, Caroline and Fritz. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Biology and from Northern Kentucky University's Salmon P. Chase College of Law.[1]

State Representative[edit]

Stine served two terms in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. In 1994, she announced that she would challenge incumbent William "Bill" Donnermeyer. However, Donnermeyer announced that he would retire at the end of his term. Then Bellevue, Kentucky Mayor Tom Wiethorn, announced as the Democratic nominee for the seat. In November 1994, Stine won the election with 61% of the general election vote.

State Senator[edit]

In 1998, Stine announced that she would not run for re-election to the House of Representatives, in favor of running for the Kentucky State Senate. State Senator Gex "Jay" Williams, the incumbent, retired from the State Senate to run for the U.S. House of Representatives.

In her 1998 election to the State Senate, Stine defeated George Merritt with 72% of the general election vote.[2]

In 1999, Stine was sworn in as a Kentucky State Senator in 1999. She was unchallenged in her re-election in 2002 and 2006. In 2010, she won re-election against Democrat Julie Smith Morrow with 69% of the vote.[3]

Committee assignments[edit]

Session Committees
  • Committee on Committees
  • Economic Development, Tourism & Labor
  • Enrollment
  • Health & Welfare
  • Judiciary - Vice Chair
  • Natural Resources and Energy
  • Rules
  • Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection
Interim Committees
  • Economic Development and Tourism
  • Energy Special Subcommittee
  • Health and Welfare
  • Judiciary; Labor and Industry
  • Natural Resources & Environment
  • Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection
Statutory Committees
  • Legislative Research Commission
  • Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee - Co-Chair
  • Program Review and Investigations Comm.[4]

President Pro Tem of the Senate[edit]

In 2005, Stine was elected by the State Senate Republican Caucus to be the Senate President Pro Tem. She is the first woman to serve in that role. She succeeded fellow Northern Kentuckian, State Senator Richard "Dick" Roeding of Lakeside Park, Kentucky."

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard "Dick" Roeding
President Pro Tempore of the Kentucky Senate
2005- Present
Succeeded by
Kentucky Senate
Preceded by
Gex "Jay" Williams
Kentucky State Senator from District 24
1999- Present
Succeeded by
Kentucky Senate
Preceded by
William "Bill" Donnermeyer
Kentucky State Representative from District 68
Succeeded by
Joe Fisher