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Press Release Date:  April 15, 2005
Contact:  Doug Hogan or Jeanne Lausche
(502) 564-2611

Robert Asseo accepts appointment

Frankfort, KY:  Governor Ernie Fletcher announced today the appointments of two new members to the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, including the first Hispanic citizen to ever serve on the commission.

Robert C. Asseo, a field service manager for Delta Airlines, Inc., is the first Hispanic citizen to be appointed to the Commission on Human Rights. Asseo says his goal is to make a significant contribution to the commonwealth through his appointment to the commission.  “I have a genuine desire to use my experience and expertise in customer service to make a difference to Kentuckians through serving on the Commission on Human Rights.  I am honored to accept this appointment,” said Asseo.

“The Hispanic community is one of the fastest segments of our population,” said Governor Fletcher. “Robert Asseo has demonstrated that he cares not only about the issues and concerns facing Hispanics, but for the betterment of the entire community and the rights of all individuals. He will be an important voice on the Human Rights Commission.”

Asseo is a member of the Florence Fire and EMS Board and a Florence Citizens Corps Executive Council member.  He will be representing the 6th Supreme Court District on the commission.

Governor Fletcher also announced a second appointment to the commission today.  Regena Dawn Triplet is an attorney for Pam May Law Firm in Pikeville.  She will be representing the 7th Supreme Court District on the commission.

“Serving on the Commission on Human Rights will be a new challenge for me and an opportunity to truly help my fellow Kentuckians,” said Triplett.  “I look forward to serving the commonwealth in this way.”

Governor Ernie Fletcher said, “We want to ensure that Kentucky is progressive in every way.  We must embrace good people regardless of race, religion, gender, or political beliefs.   I am confident that the two new members to the commission will assist us in reaching this goal.”

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is composed of eleven members who are appointed by the governor.  The commission encourages fair treatment for all people regardless of race or national ancestry.


Last updated: Tuesday, April 17, 2012