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  Hatchett, Jr., Edward B. "Ed"
Name Edward B. "Ed" Hatchett, Jr.
Glasgow, Kentucky , United States
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ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Nov 09, 2018 01:21am
InfoAs Kentucky's 44th Auditor of Public Accounts, Ed Hatchett has a reputation for taxpayer protection, technological advancement, and law enforcement. In his first term, he initiated performance audits that have now found over $315 million in potential savings, missed opportunities, and misapplied funds in areas such as tax collection, Medicaid, state investments, school districts, and public universities.
All of Ed Hatchett's audits have centered on sound business practices, effective management, and criminal investigation, leading to convictions of 17 corrupt public officials. He has worked with County Attorneys, Commonwealth's Attorneys, U.S. Attorneys, the State Police, and the FBI to bring white-collar criminals to justice. He is also the first state office holder to protect Kentucky's citizens from the increasing threats of cyber-crime and identity theft.
A seasoned public watchdog, Hatchett served two terms as banking commissioner and securities regulator before running for statewide office. In 1992 the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University honored his introduction of expert system technology to assure sound banks. His technological experience carried over to the auditor's office, where he introduced the latest computers and software to improve efficiency, assure effectiveness, and, as always, to protect Kentucky citizens.
A native of Barren County, Ed Hatchett is a graduate of Centre College and the University of Louisville School of Law. He practiced finance, fiduciary, and tax law in Glasgow before being appointed banking commissioner by two Governors. He and his wife, Dr. Judith Hatchett, Chair of the Arts and Humanities Program at Midway College, live in Frankfort. They have two daughters and a son.
For almost 15 years, Ed Hatchett has pursued the public's interest with integrity and dedication. He is seeking to serve, protect, and defend Kentuckians as our next Attorney General.


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