Justice of the Supreme Court 7th district | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Justice of the Supreme Court 7th district

Three candidates have filed for the six-year Kentucky Supreme Court 7th District seat. The top two vote-getters in the June 23 primary will face each other in November.

The district covers 22 counties in eastern Kentucky – Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Rowan and Wolfe.

Sam Wright

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Question 1:

What experiences – both personal and professional – do you bring to this position that you believe make you uniquely qualified for the role of Justice of the Supreme Court? Why should voters choose you?

Served as District Judge 1992-1993, Circuit Judge 1993-2015, Justice of the Supreme Court of Kentucky 2015-present. Started the first Parent Education Clinic in Eastern Kentucky and one of the first in Kentucky to minimize the harm children suffer in divorces. Started Drug Court in 2004 and ran it for almost 12 years until I was elected to the Supreme Court. Applied for and received a federal grant for approximately a half a million dollars to expand the drug court. Ran one of the most successful drug courts in Kentucky. Study showed that graduates of my drug court were only convicted of new crimes after graduation at the rate of 0% for felonies and 9% for misdemeanors while the average for drug courts state wide was 22%. I have been a strong and effective voice for justice on the Supreme Court of Kentucky.

Chris Harris

Campaign website: http://www.chrisharrisky.com

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Question 1:

What experiences – both personal and professional – do you bring to this position that you believe make you uniquely qualified for the role of Justice of the Supreme Court? Why should voters choose you?

I've been a practicing attorney for nearly 25 years and successfully argued cases in the Supreme Courts of Kentucky and West Virginia. As a member of the Kentucky General Assembly I’ve earned a reputation as a strong defender of good government, transparency and accountability. I’ve held other elected public figures to those standards and believe our state’s highest court should be filled by men and women of the highest integrity who strive to avoid even the appearance of impropriety.

Robert "Bob" Conley

Campaign website: http://conleyforsupremecourt.com

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Question 1:

What experiences – both personal and professional – do you bring to this position that you believe make you uniquely qualified for the role of Justice of the Supreme Court? Why should voters choose you?

I have served as a trial judge for 25 plus years in Eastern Kentucky. For the past 13 years, I have served as a Circuit Court Judge while also running a specialty Drug Court. Prior to being elected to the Circuit Court, I served 12 years as a District Court Judge. I believe that every life has value and every person matters. My Christian, Conservative values guide my life.