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2023-24 KACo President


David Livingston
Scott County Magistrate

 

Scott County Magistrate David Livingston has been named president of the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo). He took the oath of office and was sworn in during KACo’s 49th annual conference. 

“We have a big conglomerate of elected officials who do different jobs throughout their counties. My goal is to bring people together and figure out what are the best solutions for county government,” Livingston said. “I hope people feel like I’m a president for all those who are serving in public office across Kentucky.”

Livingston is in his fourth term representing Scott County’s 7th District. He previously served as president of the Kentucky Magistrates and Commissioners Association. In addition to serving on the KACo Board of Directors, Livingston is also a member of the KACo Insurance Agency Board and the Unemployment Insurance Board.

“David Livingston has a passion for local government and making a difference not only in Scott County but across the Commonwealth,” Scott County Judge/Executive Joe Pat Covington said. “As president of KACo, his dedication, strong relationships with elected officials and willingness to serve will help make counties stronger.” 

Livingston graduated from Georgetown College and is an executive with Houchens Insurance Group. He and his wife Nicole have three daughters.

 


Past presidents

2023
Amy Chandler
Warren County Attorney

2022
Phil Sammons
Magistrate, Boyle County

2021
Reagan Taylor
Judge/Executive, Madison County

2020
Gary Moore
Judge/Executive, Boone County

2019
Elbert Bennett
Magistrate, Caldwell County 

2018
David Nicholson
Circuit Court Clerk, Jefferson County

2017
Bruce Todd
Magistrate, Henderson County 

2016
Jim Henderson
Judge/Executive, Simpson County

2015
Hubert Pollett
Magistrate, Shelby County 

2014
Jerry “Peanuts” Gaines
Sheriff, Warren County 

2013, 1997
Tommy Turner
Judge/Executive, LaRue County

2012
John Wilson
Judge/Executive, Garrard County

2011
Chris Harris
Magistrate, Pike County

2010
Rick Smith
Magistrate, Clark County

2009
J. Michael Foster
County Attorney, Christian County 

2008
David Jenkins
Judge/Executive, Spencer County

2007
Tony Carriss
Magistrate, Shelby County

2006
Tony Wilder
Judge/Executive, Boyle County 

2005
F.J. “Bear” Finn
Commissioner, Mason County

2004
Jim Townsend        
Judge/Executive, Webster County

2003
Hugh McCormick
Magistrate, Henderson County 

2002
Wayne Gunnell
Magistrate, Henry County

2001
Larry Whitaker
Judge/Executive, McLean County 

2000
Sandy Lee Watkins
Judge/Executive, Henderson County 

1999
Robert Samples 
Magistrate, Shelby County 

1998
Kent Clark
Judge/Executive, Madison County

1996
Jerry Stewart          
Commissioner, Graves County 

1995
Freddie Combs
Magistrate, Perry County

1995
Bob Arnold 
Judge/Executive, Franklin County

1994
Harold Robinson
Magistrate, Franklin County

1993
Nina Mooney          
County Clerk, Bullitt County

1992
David H. Pribble 
Judge/Executive, Pendleton County

1991
Sherman Neace
Judge/Executive, Perry County

1990
Terry O. McKinney
Judge/Executive, Lyon County

1989
Kenneth Y. Harper 
Judge/Executive, Simpson County

1988
Robert T. Harrod
Judge/Executive, Franklin County

1987
Sue Carole Perry 
County Clerk, Shelby County

1986
Mike Abell   
Judge/Executive, Nelson County

1984-85
John Weaver 
Commissioner, Boone County

1982-83
Betty Jo Denton Heick      
County Clerk, Bourbon County

1980-81
Mike Miller 
Judge/Executive, Marshall County

1978-79
Harry G. Hoffman II 
Judge/Executive, Montgomery County

1976-77
Robert B. Aldemeyer        
Commissioner, Kenton County

1975
Robert O. Miller 
Judge/Executive, Calloway County

1974
Robert F. Stephens 
Judge/Executive, Fayette County 

 

 

 

 

 

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