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  Patton, Paul
NamePaul Patton
Pikeville, Kentucky 40601, United States
Born May 26, 1937 (85 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Jun 28, 2015 04:22am
InfoPAUL E. PATTON was born in Fallsburg, Kentucky. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1959 with a degree in mechanical engineering. After 20 years in the coal business, he began his public service career as deputy secretary of transportation in 1979. He was elected judge-executive of Pike County in 1981, establishing the first countywide garbage collection program, initiating oil recycling, and establishing a work program for welfare mothers in day care centers. He was reelected and served until 1991, when he was elected lieutenant governor and named secretary of economic development, becoming the first lieutenant governor to serve as an appointed cabinet secretary. He was elected governor in 1995 and reelected in 1999, the first governor in Kentucky elected to a second consecutive term in 200 years. Jobs, economic development, and education are his major concerns. Thousands of jobs were created in Kentucky through incentive programs authored by Governor Patton to attract new companies and help existing businesses to expand. The governor is earning national recognition for his devotion to education and his leadership abilities. He is past chair of the Southern Governors' Association and the Democratic Governors' Association. He was picked by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education to head a new education commission to look at the high school senior year. He just completed a term as chairman of the National Education Goals Panel and the Education Commission of the States, and has chaired the Southern Regional Education Board, and the Southern Growth Policies Board. Governor Patton is vice chairman of NGA.


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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Nov 17, 2003 12:00am News Gov. Patton admits two charges  Article PragCon 3.0 
Jun 07, 2003 10:51am News Patton's stepdaughter gets coveted state job[Nepotism]  Article Mr. Techno 
Sep 17, 2002 09:47pm General Kentucky Governor Paul Patton (D) Involved In Sex-For- Favors Scandal  Article RP 

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