Lt. Governor Crit Luallen’s Communications Office
Lt. Gov. Luallen Names Phil Huddleston as Chief of Staff

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, November 19, 2014  
Contact Information:  Kerri Richardson
Terry Sebastian

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen has named Phil Huddleston, of Frankfort, as her chief of staff. His appointment is effective immediately.

“Phil’s extensive work in state government in both the executive and legislative branches will serve the administration well,” said Lt. Gov. Luallen. “He understands how to best navigate the hurdles that can slow progress on needed policies, and he will make sure that our office continues to carry out Gov. Beshear’s vision of a healthier, more prosperous Kentucky.”

Huddleston, a native of Albany, Kentucky, has served more than 30 years in state government in a variety of roles, including as a legislative and policy analyst as well as chief of staff to the President of the state Senate. Most recently, he served as chief of staff to the House Majority Whip.

“I am excited to join the administration and to help continue the strong initiatives of this office,” said Huddleston. “I thank Lt. Gov. Luallen for giving me this opportunity, and I thank Gov. Beshear for his continued leadership.”

Huddleston has served on the board for the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center, the Kentucky Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the Human Services Coordination Alliance, and the Frankfort Salvation Army.

He and his wife, Pat, have been married 43 years. They reside in Frankfort.