Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Stumbo Announces Appointment to Registry of Election Finance

Press Release Date:  Monday, September 25, 2006  
Contact Information:  Vicki Glass, 502-696-5643 Office  


Attorney General Greg Stumbo announced today his appointment of Mr. Leigh A. Jones of Berea, Kentucky to the Registry of Election Finance. Mr. Jones served as the Vice President of Business and Finance for Berea College from 1964 until his retirement in 1997. He is a certified public accountant and an active member of the League of Women Voters of Berea & Madison County. The League of Women Voters of Kentucky recommended Mr. Jones to this appointment. Mr. Jones wife, Patricia Jones, serves as treasurer for their local League. Mr. Jones is a registered Republican.

“Leigh Jones is a civic-minded Kentucky citizen with the highest ethical standards who has an active interest in promoting fair elections,” said Attorney General Stumbo. “I am very pleased that he has accepted my nomination to serve on the Registry of Election Finance.”

Mr. Jones served on the faculty of the University of Kentucky College Business Management Institute (CBMI) from 1978-2001 and is the author of numerous business publications.

The Kentucky Registry of Election Finance administers and enforces the laws regulating the financing of state and local elections in Kentucky. It serves as the repository of candidates' and committees' periodic reports of campaign activity, making timely campaign finance data transparent and available to the public.

Under KRS 121.110(2)(e), the Attorney General appoints one (1) member of the Registry of Election Finance every four years. Mr. Jones is appointed to fill the position held by Jeffery R. Tipton of Corbin, Kentucky, whose term expired August 15, 2006.

ATTORNEY GENERAL’S APPOINTMENT
KENTUCKY REGISTRY OF ELECTION FINANCE
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

Current Appointment Expires: August 15, 2006 (shall serve until successor is appointed)
KRS 121.110(2)(e) requires Attorney General to appoint one member to the Registry as follows:

  1. Must solicit nominations from at least two organizations having a demonstrated nonpartisan interest in fair elections and informed voting (e.g. League of Women Voters, County Clerks Association).
  2. Appointee shall not be a member of the same political party as the person appointed by the Auditor of Public Accounts.
  3. Other statutory requirements (KRS 121.110(1)):
    1. At least 25 years old;
    2. Registered voter in Kentucky;
    3. Not an announced candidate for any public office;
    4. Not an officer of a political party’s state central executive committee;
    5. Not have been convicted of an election offense; and
    6. Person of high ethical standards who has an active interest in promoting fair elections
  4. All appointments subject to Senate confirmation
  5. Appointees have power to serve until any vote of non-confirmation