Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Greg Stumbo Submits Additional Nominees for Appointment to Kentucky Personnel Board

Press Release Date:  Monday, October 23, 2006  
Contact Information:  Vicki Glass, 502-696-5643 Office  

Attorney General Greg Stumbo today submitted to Governor Fletcher additional nominations for appointment to the state Personnel Board. He sent the nominations to Fletcher by letter this morning.

“The appointment of impartial Personnel Board members will ensure the quality, fairness and diversity that is essential to responsible government,” said Stumbo. “In light of the cancellation of another meeting of the Board, timely appointments are necessary to allow the Board a sufficient quorum to make important judgments on state worker grievances. I call upon the Governor to take immediate action.”

As part of the Agreed Order resolving the merit hiring investigation, the four members of the Personnel Board who were appointed by the Governor resigned their positions. It was agreed that Attorney General Stumbo would submit to the Governor a list of three names for each vacancy created.

The nominees submitted today are:

  • Rosemary F. Center
    As the former General Counsel for the Registry of Election Finance for over a decade, having retired in 2005, Rosemary F. Center is uniquely familiar with the needs of a bi-partisan, watchdog agency. Between 1978 and 1986, Ms. Center served as Wolfe County Attorney, being the first woman elected County Attorney for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Upon returning to state government in 1986, Ms. Center served as a staff attorney within the merit system. Ms. Center is a registered Democrat.
  • Warren N. Scoville
    Regarded as one of the leading trial attorneys in Kentucky, Warren Scoville has a distinguished record of service. Mr. Scoville served as a U.S. Navy pilot during the Vietnam War. As a prominent member of the Republican Party of Kentucky, Mr. Scoville served on the Executive Committee of the state's Central Committee for more than twenty years and has served as Chairman of the Republican State Convention and as Finance Chairman of the Republican Party of Kentucky.
  • Alice Sparks
    As a leader in Kentucky’s efforts to develop the finest system of higher education, Alice Sparks has provided immeasurable service to the Commonwealth. Ms. Sparks has served on the Boards of Trustees for the University of Kentucky and Northern Kentucky University. She is a member of the Prichard Committee and the Vice-President of Kentucky’s Affordable Prepaid Tuition Program. Ms. Sparks is a registered Republican.

“These three outstanding nominees possess varied backgrounds, political affiliations and real world experience that will serve the Commonwealth well,” said Stumbo.

Today’s nominations are for the vacated position of Rick W. Ifland whose term expires on January 1, 2008. The next meeting of the Personnel Board is scheduled for November 17, 2006.