Commission on Human Rights
Governor reappoints commissioners Bonifer, Brown and Everett to KY Human Rights board

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, September 29, 2015  
Contact Information:  Media Contact: Victoria Stephens
Mrs. Stephens's direct phone: 502.641.0760
For help with discrimination, contact commission headquarters: 1.800.292.5566
 


The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is pleased to announce that Gov. Steve Beshear has reappointed to the Kentucky Human Rights Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Charles Duane Bonifer, Commissioner Richard E. Brown, and Commissioner Danny A. Everett.

“The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is proud of the commitment and dedication to equality demonstrated by commissioners Bonifer, Brown and Everett,” said John J. Johnson, executive director of the commission. “We are delighted that we will continue to benefit by their great contributions to the board and on behalf of the people of Kentucky,” Johnson said.

Commissioner Charles Duane Bonifer of Greensburg, Ky., represents the 3rd Kentucky Supreme Court District on the Kentucky Human Rights Board of Commissioners. He is the director of Public Relations of Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Ky. Of his reappointment, Commissioner Bonifer said: "It's an honor to be reappointed to the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, one of our commonwealth's more vital state agencies. Kentucky can only achieve greatness if all of its citizens' rights are protected, and the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights stands at the forefront of safeguarding our citizens' liberties, rights and freedom." His term will expire on Sept. 12, 2018. For his photo, go here: http://kchr.ky.gov/commissioners/Pages/member3.aspx

Commissioner Richard E. Brown of Owensboro, Ky., represents the 2nd Kentucky Supreme Court District on the Kentucky Human Rights Board of Commissioners. He has been a longtime activist for civil and human rights in Owensboro since the early 1960s. He has been a local and statewide leader of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). He is an inductee of the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Of his reappointment, Commissioner Brown said: "I am deeply honored that the Governor Beshear has reappointed me to serve on the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Board of Commissioners. The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights helps to ensure that people receive equal treatment and equal opportunity under the law. This is essential to the quality of life for everyone in our state. Being part of such a mission is a great privilege, and I appreciate the work of Executive Director John Johnson and his excellent staff." Commissioner Brown’s term will expire on Sept. 12, 2018.  For his photo, go here: http://kchr.ky.gov/commissioners/Pages/member4.aspx

Commissioner Danny Anthony Everett, of Lexington, Ky., represents the state at large on the Kentucky Human Rights Board of Commissioners. He is an adjunct lecturer of Religious Studies at Spalding University in Louisville, Ky., and is the pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church in Lexington. Of his reappointment, Commissioner Everett said:  "I am elated and grateful that Governor Beshear has reappointed me to the Board of Commissioners for the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.  The commission's mission to eradicate discrimination in the commonwealth through enforcement of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act is being realized by the fine work of our very capable executive director, Mr. John Johnson, and his excellent staff.  I am honored to be part of a state government agency whose safeguarding of individuals in protective classes from discrimination makes everyday life better for all Kentuckians." Commissioner Everett’s term will expire on Sept. 12, 2018. For his photo, go here: http://kchr.ky.gov/commissioners/Pages/member9.aspx

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the state government authority that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and, through its affiliations with the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, enforces federal civil rights laws. Civil rights laws prohibit discrimination. For help or more information about discrimination, call commission headquarters at 1.800.292.5566.

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