|Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
from the 78th district
March 13, 1941 |
Cynthiana, Kentucky, U.S.
McKee, a tobacco farmer and resident of Cynthiana, Kentucky, was first elected to the house seat in 1996. His district includes Harrison, Pendleton and Robertson counties and part of Campbell County, Kentucky.
In 1996, when state house district lines were redrawn, McKee ran in his new district. He collected 54 percent of the vote, according to The Kentucky Enquirer. He faced no opponent in 1998.
In 2004, he faced a challenge from Roger Sullivan, a Falmouth, Kentucky Republican, and won by collecting approximately 57 percent of the vote, according to the Campbell County Recorder.
According to the Kentucky Secretary of State Web site, McKee faced no opponent in his 2006 race. McKee stood up Kentucky on a jobs bill by officially adjourning the committee after stating he would reconvene the group to take up Senate Bill 50, Sen. Paul Hornback's industrial hemp legislation supported by Agriculture Commissioner James Comer. "I'm very disappointed in Chairman McKee," Comer said. "The testimony today was overwhelmingly in favor of SB 50, and we clearly had the votes to pass this bill. This is a perfect example of everything wrong with Frankfort right now."