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Rocky Adkins

Prior offices

Kentucky House of Representatives District 99


Elections and appointments

Personal

Rocky Adkins is a former Democratic member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing District 99 from 1987 to 2019. Adkins resigned on December 10, 2019, after Gov. Andy Beshear (D) appointed him as a senior adviser in his gubernatorial administration.[1]

Adkins ran for Governor of Kentucky in 2019. He lost in the Democratic primary on May 21, 2019.

Biography

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Adkins' professional experience includes working as director of public affairs for Appalachian Fuels. Adkins is a member of the Ashland Salvation Army Board, Elliott County Sportsmen Club, Kings Daughters Health Foundation Board, National Rifle Association, Paramount Arts Center Board, Plumbers & Pipefitters Union, and the Sandy Hook Lions Club.[2]

Elections

2019

See also: Kentucky gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2019

General election

Democratic primary election

Republican primary election

2018

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2018

General election

Democratic primary election

2016

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2016

Elections for the Kentucky House of Representatives took place in 2016. The primary election took place on May 17, 2016, and the general election was held on November 8, 2016. The candidate filing deadline was January 26, 2016.

Incumbent Rocky Adkinsdefeated Wendy Fletcherin the Kentucky House of Representatives District 99 general election.[3][4]
Kentucky House of Representatives District 99, General Election, 2016
PartyCandidateVote %Votes
    Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRocky AdkinsIncumbent66.00%11,143
    Republican Wendy Fletcher34.00%5,741
Total Votes16,884
Source:Kentucky State Board of Elections

Incumbent Rocky Adkinsran unopposed in the Kentucky House of Representatives District 99 Democratic primary.[5]
Kentucky House of Representatives District 99, Democratic Primary, 2016
PartyCandidate
    Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRocky AdkinsIncumbent (unopposed)

Wendy Fletcherdefeated Randy Smithin the Kentucky House of Representatives District 99 Republican primary.[6]
Kentucky House of Representatives District 99, Republican Primary, 2016
PartyCandidateVote %Votes
    Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWendy Fletcher55.16%925
    Republican Randy Smith44.84%752
Total Votes1,677

This district was included in the Republican State Leadership Committee's list of "16 in '16: Races to Watch." Read more »

2014

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the Kentucky House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 28, 2014. Incumbent Rocky Adkins ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[7][8][9]

2012

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2012

Adkins won re-election in the 2012 election for Kentucky House of Representatives District 99. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 22, 2012, and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[10][11]

2010

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2010

Adkins won re-election to the 99th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. According to official results, Adkins received 9,461 votes.[12]

Adkins ran unopposed in the May 18 Democratic primary election.[13]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Adkins was re-elected to the 99th District Seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives with no opposition.[14] He raised $423,676 for his campaign.[15]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 99 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngRocky Adkins (D) 12,095 100%

Campaign themes

2019

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Campaign website

Protecting Public Pensions

We must do all we can to protect the future of public employees, teachers and public education in Kentucky. What happened to teachers and public employees in the last legislative session is inexcusable. Despite Democrats fighting tirelessly to protect the teacher retirement system and public pensions in our state, the Republican-led General Assembly pushed through legislation that damages the future of our dedicated teachers and public servants. We made a promise to teachers, public employees and first responders, and that is a promise that must be kept.

Investing in Public Education

As a former teacher and proud son of a father who taught in the classroom for 39 years, I know the importance of a strong public education system. Charter school legislation passed in the 2017 legislative session takes money from public education – from teachers and students in those classrooms – and moves it to private, for-profit schools. Charter schools can pick and choose which students they serve, and they often don’t offer programs to assist low-income students. Education is the great equalizer so we must ensure that every student, from our rural towns to our urban centers, receives the highest quality education.

Investing in Infrastructure

We must work to improve our roads and bridges, to invest in our water systems, and to ensure everyone has access to high-speed internet. No Kentuckian should have to go without water because of a failure to maintain our water system. No student should fall behind in his or her school work because they aren’t on equal footing with their peers who have fast and reliable internet service at their fingertips. And rural and urban communities alike should have safe and accessible roads to drive on. As a legislative leader for the last 15 years and a past chairman of the Budget Review Subcommittee on Transportation, I truly understand the need for every Kentuckian to have access to these basic services and I have worked to help make that a reality. Investing in our infrastructure not only serves our citizens; it also is the first step in bringing new businesses and industry that grows our economy.

Growing Our Economy

Hard work and dedication to family runs deep for many Kentuckians. From farming and mining to manufacturing and teaching, our parents and grandparents worked hard every day to put food on the table and a roof over our heads. But Kentucky’s economy is changing, and we must be innovative and collaborative so we can bring new opportunities to our state. Aerospace exports brought $11.7 billion to Kentucky in 2017, which was $1 billion more than the previous year. This means opportunity for Kentuckians. We must work to bring 21st century jobs, like those in the aerospace industry and other high-demand sectors, to our state. We need to focus on jobs that provide a fair wage and economic growth, not just in our big cities, but also in our rural areas. We also must offer job-training programs and affordable post-secondary education opportunities so people gain the skills necessary to secure these jobs. Economic development is not an overnight deal; it’s a 30-year investment and we must keep that commitment to the people of the Commonwealth.

Caring for Kentuckians

As a 23-year cancer survivor, I know the importance of high-quality, affordable health care. Early diagnosis and treatment for any disease is paramount to building a healthy state. No Kentuckian should ever have to delay care, or make the tough decision between purchasing prescription medication or paying their electric bill. We must pass sensible policies that keep Kentucky healthy, while supporting our health care providers. We should also look at ways we can increase access to health care for our veterans. The men and women who have served our country deserve affordable and timely care. Lastly, it is imperative to the future of our Commonwealth that we work to curb the opioid epidemic. We must pass sensible legislation that will keep our neighborhoods safe and increase access to treatment programs.[16]

—Rocky Adkins[17]

Committee assignments

2019-2020

Adkins was assigned to the following committees:

2017 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2017 legislative session, this legislator served on the following committees:

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Adkins served on the following committees:

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Adkins served on the following committees:

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Adkins served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Adkins served on the following committees:

The following table lists bills sponsored by this legislator. Bills are monitored by BillTrack50 and sorted by action history. The following list may not be comprehensive. To see all bills sponsored by this person, click on the legislator's name in the title of the table.

Campaign donors


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YearOfficeResultContributions
2018Kentucky House of Representatives District 99 ✔$166,666
2016Kentucky House of Representatives, District 99 ✔$250,808
2014Kentucky State House, District 99 ✔$365,173
2012Kentucky State House, District 99 ✔$226,491
2010Kentucky State House, District 99 ✔$429,312
2008Kentucky State House, District 99 ✔$423,676
2006Kentucky State House, District 99 ✔$102,951
2004Kentucky State House, District 99 ✔$23,562
2002Kentucky State House, District 99 ✔$35,694
2000Kentucky State House, District 99 ✔$48,741
1998Kentucky State House, District 99 ✔$8,586
1996Kentucky State House, District 99 ✔$24,749
1994Kentucky State House, District 99 ✔$30,035
Grand total raised$2,136,444

Source: Follow the Money

2019

Ballotpedia has not yet compiled campaign contribution data for this candidate.

2018

LAMPTON, NANCY (NANA)$1,000.00
FERGUSON, DALE$500.00
ISON, JENNIFER$200.00
WAITS, CATHERINE$100.00
Total Raised in 2018$166,666.29
Source: Follow the Money

2016

Adkins won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2016. During that election cycle, Adkins raised a total of $250,808.
Kentucky House of Representatives 2016 election - campaign contributions
Top contributors to Rocky Adkins's campaign in 2016
Csx Transportation$2,000
International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers / Ibew$2,000
United Mine Workers Of America / Umwa$2,000
Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association$2,000
Kentucky Association Of Realtors$2,000
Total raised in 2016$250,808
Source: Follow the Money

2014

Adkins won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2014. During that election cycle, Adkins raised a total of $365,173.
Kentucky House of Representatives 2014 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rocky Adkins's campaign in 2014
Balance Forward$223,436
Adkins, Rocky J$117,482
Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association$2,000
Kentucky Education Association$2,000
Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives$1,500
Total Raised in 2014$365,173
Source: Follow the Money

2012

Adkins won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Adkins raised a total of $226,491.
Kentucky House of Representatives 2012 election - campaign contributions
Top contributors to Rocky Adkins's campaign in 2012
Blair, Paul$2,000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$2,000
Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association$1,000
Chapman, Marshall$1,000
Kentucky Bankers Association$1,000
Total raised in 2012$226,491
Source: Follow the Money

2010

Adkins won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Adkins raised a total of $429,312.
Kentucky House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rocky Adkins's campaign in 2010
Rocky Adkins for State Senate Transfer From Filer No 214456$200,915
Atmos Energy$2,000
Kentucky Optometric Association$2,000
Blair, Paul$2,000
Ups$2,000
Total Raised in 2010$429,312
Source: Follow the Money

2008

Adkins won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Adkins raised a total of $423,676.
Kentucky House of Representatives 2008 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rocky Adkins's campaign in 2008
Kentucky House Democratic Caucus$2,500
Blair, Paul$2,000
Kentucky Optometric Association$2,000
Ups$2,000
Gallamore, James$1,000
Total Raised in 2008$423,676
Source: Follow the Money

2006

Adkins won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Adkins raised a total of $102,951.
Kentucky House of Representatives 2006 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rocky Adkins's campaign in 2006
Kentuckentucky Automobile Dealers$2,000
Taylor, Tammie$2,000
Kentucky Education Association$2,000
Kentucky Bankers Association$2,000
Kentucky Hospital Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2006$102,951
Source: Follow the Money

2004

Adkins won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Adkins raised a total of $23,562.
Kentucky House of Representatives 2004 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rocky Adkins's campaign in 2004
Kentuckentucky Automobile Dealers Election Trust$2,000
Ups$2,000
Kentucky Education Association$1,700
Kentucky Bankers Association$1,250
Kentucky Association of Realtors$1,000
Total Raised in 2004$23,562
Source: Follow the Money

2002

Adkins won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Adkins raised a total of $35,694.
Kentucky House of Representatives 2002 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rocky Adkins's campaign in 2002
Kentucky Education Association$200
Martin, Wayne$1,000
Kentuckentucky Automobile Dealers Election Trust$1,000
Miller, Robert$1,000
Codell, David$1,000
Total Raised in 2002$35,694
Source: Follow the Money

2000

Adkins won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Adkins raised a total of $48,741.
Kentucky House of Representatives 2000 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rocky Adkins's campaign in 2000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$750
Kentucky Medical Association$500
Kentucky Education Association$500
Zeigler Coal Holding Co$357
Kentucky Hospitals Circle of Friends$300
Total Raised in 2000$48,741
Source: Follow the Money

1998

Adkins won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Adkins raised a total of $8,586.
Kentucky House of Representatives 1998 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rocky Adkins's campaign in 1998
Kentucky Medical Association/Kentucky Educational Medical Pac$2,000
Kentucky Education Association$1,500
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$1,000
Kentuckentucky Automobile Dealers Election Trust$700
Kentucky Optometric Association$600
Total Raised in 1998$8,586
Source: Follow the Money

1996

Adkins won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Adkins raised a total of $24,749.
Kentucky House of Representatives 1996 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rocky Adkins's campaign in 1996
Ky Highway Industries$1,000
Nall, Fred W & Mary E$900
Kentucky Education Association$850
Afscme$800
Kentucky Medical Association/Kentucky Educational Medical Pac$750
Total Raised in 1996$24,749
Source: Follow the Money

1994

Adkins won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1994. During that election cycle, Adkins raised a total of $30,035.
Kentucky House of Representatives 1994 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rocky Adkins's campaign in 1994
Ky Power Company$1,000
Lawson, Steven$500
Hall, John R$500
Ketucky Ak Steel Better Citizenship Vol Pac$500
Addington, Kathy$500
Total Raised in 1994$30,035
Source: Follow the Money

Scorecards

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2019

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2018

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In 2018, the Kentucky General Assembly was in session from January 2 through April 14.

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2017

2016

2015

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2013

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2012

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See also

External links

  • Search Google News for this topic
  • Official Website
  • Rocky Adkins on FreedomKentucky.org
  • Kentucky Legislature - Rocky Adkins
  • Profile from Open States
  • Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
  • Biography from Project Vote Smart
  • Kentucky Votes profile
  • State Surge - Legislative and voting track record
  • Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1994
  • Rocky Adkins on Facebook
  1. WKYT, "Gov.-elect Beshear fills 10 central administration positions in his administration," December 9, 2019
  2. Project Vote Smart - Rep. Adkins
  3. Kentucky Secretary of State, "Candidate Filings with the Office of the Secretary of State," accessed August 17, 2016
  4. Kentucky State Board of Elections, "2016 General Election Results," accessed November 25, 2016
  5. Kentucky Secretary of State, "Candidate Filings with the Office of the Secretary of State," accessed January 26, 2016
  6. Kentucky Secretary of State, "Candidate Filings with the Office of the Secretary of State," accessed January 26, 2016
  7. Kentucky Secretary of State, "Candidate Filings with the Office of the Secretary of State," accessed October 29, 2014
  8. Kentucky Secretary of State, "Official 2014 Primary Election Results," accessed October 29, 2014
  9. Kentucky Secretary of State, "Official 2014 General Election Results," accessed December 5, 2014
  10. Kentucky Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Primary Election Results," accessed March 13, 2014
  11. Kentucky Secretary of State, "Official 2012 General Election Results," accessed March 13, 2014
  12. Kentucky State Board of Elections, "Official 2010 General Election Results," accessed April 30, 2014
  13. Kentucky State Board of Elections, "Official 2010 Primary Election Results," accessed April 30, 2014
  14. Kentucky State Board of Elections, "Report of 'Official' Election Night Tally Results," November 26, 2008
  15. Follow the Money, "General Election Results," accessed March 13, 2014
  16. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributable to the original source.
  17. Rocky Adkins, "Rocky on the Issues," accessed January 9, 2019
Political offices
Preceded by
Ray O. Brown
Kentucky House of Representatives District 99
1987-2019
Succeeded by
Richard White (R)
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OP-ED from Rocky Adkins, Senior Advisor to Gov. Andy Beshear: Gov. Beshear Rebuilding Unemployment after Years of Cuts Designed to Fail Kentucky Workers

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 14, 2020) – My fellow Kentuckians deserve better than an unemployment office that has been starved of funding for years and a system that was designed to tell them “no” when they need help.

On those dark days when Kentuckians have lost their job, they deserve better, and Gov. Andy Beshear is committed to fixing the state’s antiquated unemployment system with financial, staffing and geographic challenges that was unable to meet demands brought on by unprecedented claims related to COVID-19.

Gov. Beshear recently announced drastic steps to help Kentuckians and ensure they receive the benefits for which they are qualified, however Kentuckians must know how we got in this situation – the Bevin administration starved the office of resources and funding for years.

In fact, some of my former colleagues in the General Assembly who partnered with the Bevin administration to slash unemployment have been quick to criticize the efficiency of a office they set up to fail Kentucky workers.

As a longtime member and former leader in the Kentucky House of Representatives, I pushed back as the previous governor’s administration dismantled the unemployment office.

Despite tireless objections, the Bevin administration continued with their plan and succeeded.

In 2017, they closed more than 30 of the state’s 51 regional career centers, which provided job training and in-person assistance for unemployment insurance (UI) claims. They moved 95 employees out of career centers and unemployment services. From 2010 to 2018, the unemployment office budget received $16 million in cuts. The administration promised to overhaul the antiquated system, but never did. The system is now older than some people using it.

These devastating changes either forced Kentuckians to drive longer distances to the few remaining regional offices with limited staff or call the Frankfort office, which had just 12 employees.

When we took office seven months ago, we inherited this broken system, which made it nearly impossible to respond quickly to the unprecedented amount of claims brought on by COVID-19.

For comparison, in 2019, 158,517 Kentuckians filed for unemployment insurance. Since March, more than 1 million Kentuckians have applied. Even with the challenges facing the office, more that 90% have been processed and we’ve paid more than $3 billion to Kentuckians.

While many have received help, no one in the Beshear administration is happy until every claim is resolved.

Gov. Beshear understands that this is his problem to fix now and is working every day to do so. He is doing so with tenacity and transparency, because our top priority will always be improving the lives of every Kentucky family – no matter what it takes.

This month, the Governor hired the respected firm Ernst & Young to bring in an additional 300 people to process outstanding claims. This move will use Federal CARES funding and save more than $15 million that would have been associated with long-term personnel and processing costs.

The Governor also is taking steps to replace the system’s 20-year-old technology used to process claims. He has returned the Office of Unemployment Insurance to the Labor Cabinet, added roughly 60 more in-house employees and asked the Labor Secretary to oversee the office.

He restarted in-person services ended by the previous administration. Processors are working with Kentuckians in person daily in Frankfort, have been in Owensboro, Ashland, Somerset, Hopkinsville, Prestonsburg and Covington, and we will continue to add in-person services in counties throughout Kentucky.

This will cut down on long driving distances for folks who want to resolve claims in person, but will better protect Kentuckians during the COVID-19 pandemic by limiting travel as much as we can.

Finally, we have committed to regularly reevaluating the system and addressing issues as they arise to prevent additional stress on our families.

This year, COVID-19 and a dismantled unemployment system combined to create the perfect storm where some Kentuckians have had to wait far too long for assistance.

This administration will take every step necessary to ensure a problem like this never happens again.

And as we take steps to rebuild the office and system, I hope everyone sees the unemployment system is invaluable to Kentuckians and works with us to build a more efficient and effective system.  

Gov. Beshear knows our fellow Kentuckians need this help right now and he is taking action and demanding they get it.

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Legislator > Rocky Adkins

Kentucky House District 099

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Bio

Baptist. Public Affairs. MoSU, BA, MA. Southern States Energy Bd. Eastern KY Workforce Devel Bd, chair. King's Daughters Health Foundation Bd of Dir. Ashland Salvation Army Bd of Dir. Paramount Arts Center Bd of Dir. Founder, Rocky Adkins Charity Golf Outing-Cure for Cancer. SLC Energy & Environment Committee, Chair. MoSU Basketball Team 1978-1983, Captain. MoSU Alumni Hall of Fame. East KY Leadership Conference Public Servant Award. Junior Achievement Tri State Business Hall of Fame. FIVCO ADD President's Award. Ashland Area Labor Mgt Council Award. March of Dimes Goldenrod Div 2007 Honoree. KY Conservation Committee 2008 Legislator of the Year. Ky Homebuilders Assoc 2009 Housing Hero Award.

Service

House 1987 - Present
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Rocky Adkins

American politician

Rocky J. Adkins (born November 4, 1959) is an American politician from Kentucky. He is a member of the Democratic Party and is serving as a senior advisor to the Governor of Kentucky, Andy Beshear. He is a former member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing the 99th District of the Kentucky House from 1987 to 2019. His House district was in eastern Kentucky and includes Elliott, Lewis, and Rowan Counties.[1] From 2003 through 2016 he was the House majority leader.[2] From 2016 to 2019, he was the chamber's Minority Floor Leader.[2]

Adkins ran for governor of Kentucky in the 2019 Kentucky gubernatorial election, with running mate Stephanie Horne.[2] During his campaign, he raised $1.5 million.[3] Adkins finished in second place in the Democratic primary, losing to Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear. Adkins joined the Beshear administration on December 10, 2019, as the governor's senior advisor.[4]

Education[edit]

Adkins attended Elliott County High School and Morehead State University (MSU).[5][6] He played college basketball for the Morehead State Eagles in 1981 and 1982 as the starting point guard. Adkins earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at Morehead State University.[2] In 2017, Morehead's new dining commons was dedicated to and named after Adkins. He was inducted into the MSU Alumni Hall of Fame in 2004 and named the recipient of the 2012 Founders Award for University Service.[7]

Career[edit]

Kentucky legislature[edit]

Adkins was a member of the Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives between 1987 and 2019.[8] He has long been a strong supporter of education in Eastern Kentucky.[9] He was a member of the House Democratic Leadership office. Adkins ran unopposed in 11 out of his 12 re-elections to his seat in the Kentucky Legislature, the only contested election being in 2016 when he won by a margin of 32%.

Gubernatorial campaign[edit]

Main article: 2019 Kentucky gubernatorial election § Democratic primary

In November 2018, Adkins announced his candidacy for the 2019 Kentucky gubernatorial election.[10] During his announcement, Adkins stated that Stephanie Horne, a seat on the Jefferson County Board of Education, would be his running mate.[11]Paul E. Patton, who served as Kentucky governor from 1995 to 2003, endorsed Adkins.[2] Adkins lost the Democratic primary on May 21, 2019, placing second to Attorney General Andy Beshear.[12] Following his loss, Adkins endorsed Beshear in the general election.[13]

Political positions[edit]

Adkins supports "a fully-funded pension system"[14] and the use of medicinal marijuana, which he believes could provide income to help fund public pensions.[14] He also believes the state legislature needs to work with the federal government to try to expand Medicaid.[14]

Adkins opposes increased regulation on gun ownership.[14]

Philanthropy[edit]

A cancer survivor himself, Adkins sponsors the annual "Rocky Adkins Charity Golf Outing – Cure for Cancer" which has raised over $2.3 million for cancer research since its beginning in 1995.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^"Kentucky 99th District State House Results: Rocky Adkins Wins". New York Times. August 1, 2017. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  2. ^ abcdeLoftus, Tom (November 14, 2018). "Rocky Adkins says he's the Democrat who can win back rural Kentucky". Louisville Courier Journal. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  3. ^"What to know about Rocky Adkins in the 2019 Kentucky governor's race". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  4. ^Desrochers, Daniel (December 2, 2019). "Rocky Adkins passes on U.S. Senate bid and takes job in Andy Beshear's administration". Lexington Herald Leader. Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  5. ^Fields, Mike (February 17, 2009). "Lionized in Elliott". Lexington Herald Leader. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
  6. ^Simon, Jeff (December 9, 2016). "How Trump ended Democrats' 144-year winning streak in one county". CNN. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
  7. ^University, Morehead State. "MSU Dining Commons dedicated to Rocky Adkins". Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  8. ^"The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart. Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  9. ^ ab"'The Rock' at Morehead State named after longtime legislator". Kentucky Today. November 9, 2017. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  10. ^"Rep. Rocky Adkins announces run for Kentucky governor". WYMT-TV. November 14, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2021.
  11. ^Brammer, Jack (November 14, 2018). "Who is Rocky Adkins' running mate? Meet Stephanie Horne". Lexington Herald-Leader. McClatchy. Retrieved April 29, 2021.
  12. ^Lyons, Mary (May 21, 2019). "Rocky Adkins concedes race in Democratic primary for Kentucky governor race". WHAS-TV. Retrieved April 29, 2021.
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