Todd Hollenbach

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Todd Hollenbach
37th Treasurer of Kentucky
In office
December 12, 2007 – January 4, 2016
Governor Steve Beshear
Matt Bevin
Preceded by Jonathan Miller
Succeeded by Allison Ball
Personal details
Born (1960-07-21) July 21, 1960 (age 56)
Jefferson County, Kentucky,
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Rosemarie Hollenbach
Children 2
Alma mater University of Kentucky
University of Louisville

Louis J. Hollenbach, IV, known as Todd Hollenbach (born July 21, 1960),[1] known as Todd Hollenbach, is an American politician who is the former Kentucky State Treasurer. A Democrat, he was elected as treasurer in 2007 and re-elected in 2011. Because of term limits, Hollenbach was ineligible to run for a third term as treasurer in 2015 and instead won election to a vacant seat on the Jefferson County, Kentucky District Court in 2015.[2]


Hollenbach received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kentucky at Lexington in 1982 and his Juris Doctor from University of Louisville School of Law in 1985. He is a graduate of Trinity High School, an all-male Catholic high school in Louisville, Kentucky.[1]

Early career[edit]

Hollenbach was an attorney in private practice from 1985 until his 2007 election as Treasurer. Hollenbach was also commissioner of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights from 1999 to 2007. He was also a member of the bi-partisan Blue Ribbon Commission investigating the Merit Hiring System.

State Treasurer[edit]

Hollenbach won his initial election as treasurer against Melinda L. Wheeler in a landslide election in 2007 and took office as the 37th Treasurer in January 2008. In 2011, he successfully ran for a second term as treasurer against Republican K. C. Crosbie and Libertarian Ken Moellman. During the lead-up to the 2015 elections, he said that he might run for another office but did not immediately target which office.[3]

District Court Judge[edit]

In the 2015 general election, Hollenbach won election to a vacant seat on the Jefferson County District Court. Because the incumbent had resigned after the filing deadline for the primary election and had drawn no primary opposition, a total of twenty-one candidates contested the seat. Hollenbach won with just over 19 percent of the vote; the runner-up with 11.6 percent of the ballots cast was the Republican Bob Heleringer, a former state representative from Louisville. Runoff elections are not held in Kentucky in such cases; plurality prevails.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Hollenbach is married with two children and resides in Jefferson County. He is the son of Todd Hollenbach, III, a former Jefferson County Judge (1970–1977) who presided over the Jefferson County Fiscal Court. Since 1976 legislative changes, the position has been known as the County Judge Executive.


  1. ^ a b "L. J. Todd Hollenbach, IV". Trinity High School. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Riley, Jason (November 3, 2015). "State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach elected to Jefferson District Court seat". Louisville, KY: WDRB. Retrieved November 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Early stakes set for governor's race, other 2015 offices". The Courier-Journal. June 9, 2014. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jonathan Miller
Treasurer of Kentucky
Succeeded by
Allison Ball