Sara Beth Gregory – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for State Senator District 16, Kentucky

Republican Party of Kentucky
PO Box 1835Monticello, KY 42633
(606) 348-9767
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

It is an honor and a privilege to represent the people of the 52nd House District, which includes McCreary, Wayne, and part of Pulaski County.

As your Representative, I will continue to focus on the important issues that face our state -- promoting job creation, opposing unnecessary regulation, eliminating wasteful spending, improving education, and fighting the epidemic of meth labs and prescription drug abuse.

I will also continue to work hard to represent the conservative values of the people of the 52nd District. I am 100% pro-life and pro-Second Amendment.

The 2012 Regular Session of the General Assembly is now complete, but I encourage you to contact me regarding any legislative issues that interest you. Your feedback is invaluable to me and always appreciated.

I also want to say thank you for the opportunity to serve as your State Representative and work in Frankfort on your behalf.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Sara Beth Gregory is a native of Wayne County with strong ties to the community. Her parents, Conley and Joanna Gregory, have owned and operated Conley H. Gregory Construction in Monticello for over thirty years.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Sara Beth served a one-year term as a law clerk for Judge Eugene E. Siler, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She was admitted to the Kentucky Bar Association in October 2007. She is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.

Sara Beth currently works as an associate with the law firm Carroll & Turner, P.S.C. in Monticello, Kentucky.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

She serves as a member of The Center for Rural Development Full Board, Wayne Republican Women, and Monticello Kiwanis Club. She has also volunteered as a coach for the Monticello Middle and High School mock trial teams. Sara Beth currently serves as Vice President of the Wayne County Fair & Horse Show Board of Directors and has been the show manager of the Fair's Championship Horse Show since 2010.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Sara Beth Gregory was first elected to the office of State Representative for the 52nd House District in November 2010 and sworn in as a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives on January 4, 2011.

During her first legislative session, she was named Vice-Chairwoman of the House Judiciary Committee and also named to serve on the House Agriculture & Small Business and Banking & Insurance committees.

Following the appointment of Senate President David L. Williams as Circuit Judge for Clinton, Cumberland, and Monroe Counties, Sara Beth was chosen as the Republican nominee to run in a special election to fill the vacated Senate seat. On December 18, 2012, she was elected to the office of State Senator for the 16th Senatorial District.


Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

She is a member of the First Baptist Church of Monticello.

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

In 2011, Sara Beth was named Young Civic Professional of the Year by the Young Professionals of East Kentucky.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

She attended the University of Kentucky as a National Merit Scholar and graduated summa cum laude in December 2003 with a B.A. in political science.

In the spring of 2004, Sara Beth worked as a legislative assistant for the House Republican Caucus in Frankfort. Thereafter, she enrolled at the University of Kentucky College of Law, where she served on the editorial board of the Kentucky Law Journal.

In May 2007, Sara Beth graduated summa cum laude from the University of Kentucky College of Law and was elected into the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates.

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