Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Reappoints Members to the Motor Vehicle Commission

Press Release Date:  Thursday, September 20, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has reappointed four members to the Motor Vehicle Commission.

Larry J. Craig, of Prospect, is the owner of Craig and Landreth Inc., an automobile dealership in Louisville.  He is past president of the Greater Louisville Automobile Dealers Association and past director of the local Better Business Bureau.  Craig is a member of the Kosair Shrine Temple and is married to Meryl Craig.

James J. Mullaney, of Louisville, is a retired Ford Motor Company executive.  He is a graduate of St. Xavier High School and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bellarmine University.  At Ford, Mullaney served on the Louisville community relations committee.  He is married to Donna Mullaney and represents automobile manufacturers on the commission.

Debbie Lee Robke, of Edgewood, is the chief operating officer of Robke Chevrolet in Fort Wright.  She is married to Ralph Robke and represents new motor vehicle dealers on the commission.

Wayne J. Farris, of Pineville, is the owner of Ridgewood Apartments.  He received a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Kentucky.  He is a member of the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival Board of Directors and Bell Masonic Lodge 691.  He is married to Sue Farris and represents consumers on the commission.

The Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission licenses motor vehicle dealers, salespersons, manufacturers, distributors and their representatives pursuant to KRS Chapter 190.  The commission provides consumer protection by investigating complaints against dealerships and issues administrative citations to dealers who fail to comply with the laws governing motor vehicle sales.

The commission is made up of 12 members – 11 members appointed by the Governor and the commissioner of the Department of Vehicle Regulation.