Monday, October 6, 2014

Fort Thomas Matters Election Bio: Steve Pendery - Campbell County Judge Executive

Steve Pendery
The three most important challenges we face are jobs, heroin, and the efficient operation of our government. The top priority for local government always should be economic development and jobs, because business activity creates the wealth that pays for everything else, including the quality of life. In Northern Kentucky, we have an emergency situation with the heroin epidemic, and the devastation of families and lives that comes with it. Meanwhile, the core competency of local government ideally is providing excellent services while keeping spending down. Our success will largely be judged by how well we deal with these three priorities.

On my watch, we have done quite well. Virtually all the positive job growth in the state of Kentucky the past 15 years has come in just 10 counties (out of 120). Campbell, Kenton and Boone are all on that list of top performers. Together our three counties have created more jobs than any other area of Kentucky. We have the lowest unemployment rates. In Campbell, we have seen a string of investments and job announcements made possible by the County’s economic climate and infrastructure improvements. In the coming months we will see much more.


A comprehensive Northern Kentucky strategy to combat the heroin epidemic has been created. We had the vision, and we have a plan. Campbell County has led the area in heroin arrests and is taking the lead with a substance abuse program to be installed in our jail.

Through it all, we are thrifty. Campbell County spends less per resident than any other full service government in Northern Kentucky. We provide high quality services.

Facts like these lead some people to think I have delivered and would be the best choice to lead the county for the next four years. I invite you to join them!

Pendery bio:

Name: Steve Pendery

Vital Statistics: Age 60, life long Campbell Countian, Fort Thomas resident, small business owner

Job: Campbell County Judge Executive

Education: The Ohio State Unversity, Juris Doctor  (Law degree)
                   Denison University, Bachelor of Arts, (Economics, Religion)
                   Highlands High School, Fort Thomas, KY

Community Involvement: A sampling of current boards and community activities: Chairman, Tri-Ed Economic Development Agency; board member Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments; board member Dan Beard Council (Boy Scouts); board member, Campbell County Extension Office; board member, NKY Chamber of Commerce; board member, The Campbell County Conservancy; board member, NKU Foundation; member Christ Church, Fort Thomas;
Political experience: Judge Executive (16 years), Mayor (9 years), City Councilman (6 years), Campbell County Republican Party Executive Committee, worked as a volunteer for a couple dozen other republican candidates over the years.

Family: Wife Dana, age unknown. Son Chase, 22 years old. Daughter Allie, 18 years old.

Website: www.stevependery.com

Phone: Home phone: (859) 441-7387

Twitter: @StevePendery

Facebook Page: Steve Pendery for Campbell County Judge Executive

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