Robert Stivers

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Robert Stivers
President of the Kentucky Senate
Assumed office
January 4, 2013
Preceded by David Williams
Member of the Kentucky Senate
from the 25th district
Assumed office
January 1997
Preceded by Davis LeMaster
Personal details
Born Bertram Robert Stivers II
(1961-12-24) December 24, 1961 (age 55)
London, Kentucky, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Regina Stivers
Alma mater Sue Bennett College
University of Kentucky

Bertram Robert Stivers II (born December 24, 1961), is a Republican member of the Kentucky Senate representing the 25th Senate District since 1997. He served as the Republican Majority Leader of the Kentucky State Senate through 2012, and became the President of the Kentucky Senate on the opening day of the 2013 legislative session on January 8.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Stivers graduated from Sue Bennett College (now absorbed by Union College) with a B.S. in Industrial Management and a minor in Economics. He graduated with a Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law. At Kentucky, Stivers became a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.[3]

He worked as Assistant Commonwealth Attorney in Clay County from 1989 to 1993. Stivers ran and lost a bid for Commonwealth Attorney in 1993.

Stivers lives and works in Manchester, Kentucky.[4]

State Senator[edit]

In 1996, Stivers ran for State Senate. He beat Democratic nominee Charles Derrickson with 52% of the vote.

Stivers was sworn into office in 1997 to represent the 25th District. The 25th District includes Clay, Knox, Lee, Magoffin, Morgan, Owsley, and Wolfe Counties.

Stivers won contested re-elections in 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. Stivers won an uncontested re-election in 2016.

Committee assignments[edit]

Session Committees
  • BR Sub. on Justice & Judiciary - Liaison Member
  • Committee on Committees - Vice Chair
  • Judiciary
  • Natural Resources and Energy
  • Rules - Vice Chair
  • State & Local Government
Interim Committees
  • BR Sub. on Justice & Judiciary - Liaison Member
  • Energy Special Subcommittee
  • Judiciary
  • Local Government
  • Natural Resources & Environment
  • State Government
Statutory Committees
  • Legislative Research Commission[5]

Senate Majority Floor Leader[edit]

In 2008, Stivers was elected Republican Majority Leader of the Kentucky State Senate. He succeeded State Senator Dan Kelly (R) when Kelly was appointed to Kentucky Judiciary by Governor Steve Beshear (D).

Senate President[edit]

After then-Senate President David Williams resigned in November 2012 to accept an appointment as a circuit judge, Stivers was elected by the Republican caucus as Williams' successor.[1] He was elected by the full Senate on the opening day of the 2013 legislative session.[2]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brammer, Jack (November 27, 2012). "Republicans select Robert Stivers as next president of Kentucky Senate". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved November 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Smith, Lawrence (January 8, 2013). "KY General Assembly opens 2013 session". Louisville, KY: WDRB. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ Vote-KY : Biographical Profile, Robert Stivers, January 4, 2014, retrieved 2014-01-03 – via Vote-KY.org 
  4. ^ Robert Stivers: 'I'm a person who builds consensus and coalitions' Retrieved 2014-10-10.
  5. ^ http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislator/s025.htm
Kentucky Senate
Preceded by
Davis LeMaster
Member of the Kentucky Senate
from the 25th district

1997–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Dan Kelly
Majority Leader of the Kentucky Senate
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Damon Thayer
Political offices
Preceded by
David Williams
President of the Kentucky Senate
2013–present
Incumbent