Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Appoints Members to the State Board of Elections

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, December 19, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed four members to the State Board of Elections.

Greg Shumate, of Fort Mitchell, is an attorney for Greenebaum, Doll and McDonald, PLLC.  Shumate received a bachelor’s degree in English and history from the University of Kentucky.  He received a law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law.  He is a member of the Northern Kentucky University Foundation Board of Directors, the Northern Kentucky University Family Business Center Advisory Board Council, the Northern Kentucky Encyclopedia Steering Committee, the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Inc. Board of Directors, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Estate Planning Council of Northern Kentucky.  He is married to Katherine W. Shumate.

Denise May, of Frankfort, is a homemaker.  May received a bachelor’s degree in theater and psychology from Western Kentucky University.  She is a member of the 48th Judicial Circuit and District Nominating Commission and is married to Bill May.

Roy Sizemore, of London, is a self-employed real estate appraiser.  Sizemore is director of the Cumberland Valley Appraisers Association.  He is married to Doris Sizemore.

William D. Kirkland, of Frankfort, is an attorney and partner with McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC.  Kirkland received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Centre College and a law degree from the Vanderbilt University Law School.  Kirkland is chairman of the Frankfort Housing Authority.  He is a member of the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation, Inc., the Franklin County Bar Association and is an elder and deacon at South Frankfort Presbyterian Church.  Kirkland and his wife, Kay, have three children. 

Shumate, May and Sizemore are new appointees to the board.  Kirkland is serving consecutive terms.

The State Board of Elections is made up of seven members: six gubernatorial appointees and the Secretary of State.  The board administers Kentucky’s election laws, promulgates administrative regulations necessary to properly carry out its duties, supervises the registration and purgation of voters, appoints the political party representatives to the 120 county boards of elections and certifies the official election results.