Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Selected As Aspen Rodel Fellow
The Aspen Institute’s Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership has announced that Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is one of 24 elected public officials in the country chosen for its 2008 class of Fellows. Each of the members of the class was selected on their reputation for intellect, thoughtfulness, and a bipartisan approach to governing. The class is evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats and represents Fellows from 22 states, serving at both local and state levels of government.
“I am honored to be chosen for this prestigious Fellowship and look forward to working with other young leaders from across the country as we search for bipartisan solutions to real challenges that face our states and communities,” General Conway said.
Holders of statewide office include: Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox, Vermont Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie, Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, and Mississippi State Treasurer Tate Reeves.
State legislators in the Fellowship include: New Jersey Senator Jennifer Beck, Texas Representative Dan Branch, Oklahoma Senator Sean Burrage, Hawaii House Minority Leader Lynn Berbano Finnegan, Nevada Assembly Assistant Minority Leader Heidi Gansert, Colorado Senate President Peter Groff, Virginia Senator Robert Hurt, Ohio Representative Shannon Jones, Pennsylvania Senator John Pippy, Iowa House Minority Leader Chris Rants, Maryland Senator Jamie Raskin, Arizona Representative Kyrsten Sinema, Wisconsin Senator Lena Taylor, and Arkansas Senator Robert Thompson.
Local officials include Santa Cruz, Calif., Mayor Ryan Coonerty; New Castle, Del., County Executive Chris Coons; Hamilton County, Ohio, Commissioner David Pepper, and Jackson County, Mo., County Executive Mike Sanders.
The Aspen Institute-Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership program, established in 2005, works to enhance American democracy by convening the nation's most promising young political leaders in a casual, bipartisan setting to explore the underlying values and principles of western democracy, the relationship between individuals and their community, and the responsibilities of public leadership. The Class of 2008 will begin its dialogue when Fellows convene for the first time in January 2009. The new class will meet two more times over the course of its 24-month Fellowship. For additional information concerning the Aspen Institute-Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership, please contact the program’s director, former congressman Mickey Edwards at 202/736-5823 or at email@example.com. More information on Rodel Fellows and the program can be found at aspeninstitute.org/rodel.
The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences, and leadership development initiatives, the Institute and its international partners seek to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values. The Institute is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia, and has campuses in Aspen, Colo., and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Its international network includes partner Aspen Institutes in Berlin, Rome, Lyon, Tokyo, New Delhi, and Bucharest, and leadership programs in Africa, Central America and India.