Sen. Robin L. Webb named one of fifty notable women in Kentucky politics and government

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FRANKFORT – Sen. Robin L. Webb, D-Grayson, has been named by The Kentucky Gazette as one of the notable women in Kentucky politics and government for 2019. The women presented with the esteemed honor were deemed “intelligent and powerful women in the
Commonwealth of Kentucky.”

Last year, The Kentucky Gazette reached out to its audience and asked readers to nominate women who have had an impact on public affairs, politics, and government in the Commonwealth. According to The Gazette, the women chosen are highly admired by their peers,
colleagues, and collaborators who respect their work in professions that are predominantly male.

“During my time in the legislature, I’ve tried to exemplify professionalism and respect to my colleagues,” Sen. Webb said. “It is a privilege to be recognized as one of the notable women in Kentucky politics. I owe much of this to those that have guided me
along the way and to those that paved the way before me to receive such a distinguished honor.”

Sen. Webb served in the House of Representatives 96th District of Carter and Lewis counties from 1999 to 2009 and was the second ranking member of the powerful Appropriations and Revenue Committee. In 2009, she was elected to the Senate representing
the 18th District, which is now Boyd, Carter, and Greenup Counties. 

Along with her budget work, she has accomplished policy changes in the furtherance of animal and crop agriculture, property and constitutional rights, fish and wildlife management, mine safety, natural resources, infrastructure, worker protections, public education,
economic development, and criminal justice.    

As an attorney, Sen. Webb serves the Kentucky Bar Association in several ways, including the Committee for Domestic Violence and Child Protection, and the KBA Foundation Board. She has received many awards for her work in the horse industry, from her alma maters
Northern Kentucky University and Morehead State University, and from 4-H and extension services. She has served as a member of the Kentucky Southern Baptist Foundation Board of Directors and the Northeast Red Cross Board of Directors. She has been a 4-H livestock
and equine instructor and is active in many organizations.

Sen. Webb founded the Kentucky Sportsmen’s Caucus, was elected the first female president of the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses for two terms, and presently serves on its executive council. An avid horsewoman and dog owner, she serves as the Tennessee
Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association Performance Advocate of the Year and as vice president of the association. 

Sen. Webb and the other women who were presented with the designation have exemplified professionalism and have decades of experience in government. Laura Cullen Glasscock, editor and publisher of The Kentucky Gazette stated “these women work on causes for
the benefit of others and are said to succeed in the high-pressure, high-stakes game that is public affairs.”

For more information on the notable women in Kentucky politics and government, visit kygazette.com/2019/12/tkgs-2019-notable-women-in-kentucky-politics-and-government/

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