Greg Elkins sworn in as state senator
Greg Elkins, a former Clark County magistrate, took office Thursday as state senator for District 28 following his victory in a May 16 special election. He represents Bath, Clark, Fayette (part) Menifee and Montgomery counties.
Members of Senate leadership welcomed Elkins to the Republican caucus as he was sworn in by Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Robert Conley.
"Senator Elkins brings great business acumen and the entire Senate Majority Caucus is excited to work with him," said Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer. "He arrives in the legislature at a great time, just before the 2023 Interim Period, which allows him to get his feet wet as the joint committees do their work ahead of the 2024 60-day budget session."
Elkins will be a member of the Interim Joint Committees on Local Government, State Government, Health Services, and Families and Children.
Few people are fortunate enough to call themselves Americans and Kentuckians, and even fewer are blessed to be a representative for their fellow residents. I take this responsibility seriously and know my constituents trust me to represent them well," Senator Elkins said. "With the support of friends here in the Kentucky General Assembly, I’m confident we will continue moving Kentucky in the right direction."
Elkins fills the vacancy created by former Senator Ralph Alvarado, who stepped down to become Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Public Health.