Rocky Adkins

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Rocky Adkins
Minority Leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 5, 2017
Preceded by Jeff Hoover
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
from the 99th district
Assumed office
January 1987
Preceded by Frances Brown
Personal details
Born (1959-11-04) November 4, 1959 (age 58)
Morehead, Kentucky, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Leah
Children 3
Education Morehead State University (BA, MA)

Rocky J. Adkins (born November 4, 1959) is a Democratic member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing the 99th District since 1987. He is currently Minority Floor Leader.

Adkins represents a district in eastern Kentucky that includes Elliott, Lewis, and Rowan Counties.

In January 2018, he said he was considering running for Governor of Kentucky.[1]


Adkins played basketball for Morehead State University and Elliott County High School.[2][3] He played for MSU in 1981 and 1982 as the starting point guard. Rocky Adkins earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at Morehead State University. In 2017, Morehead's new dining commons was dedicated to and named after Rep. Adkins. He was inducted into the MSU Alumni Hall of Fame in 2004 and named the recipient of the 2012 Founders Award for University Service.[4]

Community support[edit]

Adkins is active his hometown community of Sandy Hook, Kentucky and communities in Kentucky. He approved and presented of $730,000 dollars to help upgrade and maintain the sewage system for Sandy Hook.

A cancer survivor himself, Rep. Adkins sponsors the annual “Rocky Adkins Charity Golf Outing – Cure for Cancer” which has raised over $2 million for cancer research since its beginning in 1995.

Kentucky Legislative Tenure[edit]

Adkins has long been a strong supporter of education in Eastern Kentucky. He currently is a member of the House Democratic Leadership office.


  1. ^ Latek, Tom (January 4, 2018). "Rocky Adkins giving 'serious consideration' to run for governor". Kentucky Today. Retrieved July 17, 2018. 
  2. ^ Fields, Mike (February 17, 2009). "Lionized in Elliott". Lexington Herald Leader. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ Simon, Jeff (December 9, 2016). "How Trump ended Democrats' 144-year winning streak in one county". CNN. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ University, Morehead State. "MSU Dining Commons dedicated to Rocky Adkins". Retrieved 2017-12-21. 

External links[edit]

Kentucky House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jeff Hoover
Minority Leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives