Treasurer - Republican Primary

Kentucky Treasurer Allison Ball is unopposed in the 2019 Republican primary.

Allison Ball

Political party: Republican

Campaign website: https://www.ballforkentucky.com/

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Question 1:

What is your vision for the role of the Kentucky Treasurer? How will our commonwealth be better in four years if you are elected?

The Kentucky State Treasurer is tasked with being a watchdog to make sure that state funds are spent in accordance with the laws and Constitution of our Commonwealth.  In addition, the Treasurer should be maximizing returns of unclaimed property to Kentucky families. If reelected, I will continue the record-setting levels of returns that my office achieved over the past three years.

The Treasurer is in a unique position to advocate for financial literacy and empowerment for all Kentuckians. Too many of our fellow Kentuckians are living paycheck to paycheck, sometimes due to becoming trapped in debt. If I am reelected, I will continue my efforts to expand financial literacy and empowerment programs for K-12 students, as well as vulnerable communities that are underserved in the area of financial empowerment, such as Kentuckians with disabilities, those below the poverty line, or who are of retirement age.

During my first term, I helped create the STABLE Kentucky program, which helps Kentuckians with disabilities save and invest funds for education, transportation, housing and medical expenses, without losing access to government benefits. I will continue to promote these accounts, and the vital role they play in helping people achieve financial independence and stability.