Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Stumbo Sends Nominations for Appointment to Kentucky Personnel Board

Press Release Date:  Monday, October 09, 2006  
Contact Information:  Vicki Glass, 502-696-5643 Office  


Attorney General Greg Stumbo today introduced a second set of nominations for appointment to the state Personnel Board. This morning he submitted the nominations in a letter to Governor Fletcher.

“The appointment of impartial Personnel Board members will ensure the fairness and diversity that is essential to responsible government,” said Attorney General Stumbo. “We look forward to the continued cooperation of the Governor in making this goal a reality.”

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. On Friday, October 6, 2006, Governor Fletcher appointed the Attorney General’s nominee, Betty Gibson, to fill the unexpired term of E. Patrick Moores.

The nominees submitted today are:

  • Richard Beliles:  A distinguished trial attorney and citizen activist, Richard Beliles has represented non-partisan civic organizations for more than twenty years. Mr. Beliles has previously served Kentucky as a member of the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance and of Governor Brereton Jones’ commission to study Kentucky’s tax structure. Mr. Beliles is a registered Democrat.
  • Jack L. Coleman, Jr.:  As a fourteen year member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, Jack L. Coleman Jr., has a distinguished record of service to the Commonwealth.   During his tenure, former Representative Coleman honorably served Anderson and Mercer counties, which has the largest contingent of state employees of any House district. Mr. Coleman is the owner of Coleman Home Center in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. He is a registered Democrat.
  • Lisa Towery-Hendricks:  A small business owner and consultant, Ms. Towery-Hendricks is highly qualified in personnel matters. As a manager for two prestigious staffing firms, she oversaw the hiring and training of staff for hundreds of clients. She also has specific personnel management experience in the legal and health care fields. Ms. Towery-Hendricks 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 Jack Smith, Jr. whose term expires on January 1, 2009. The next meeting of the Personnel Board is scheduled for October 20, 2006.