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John Tilley

Secretary, Justice and Public Safety Cabinet State of Kentucky
Executive Committee

John C. Tilley is secretary of the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet. Previously, he chaired the Judiciary Committee as a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives. In his service to the state, Rep. Tilley has co-chaired many Senate task forces and sponsored significant legislation, including HB 463, which overhauled a good portion of Kentucky’s criminal justice system. He has also led efforts to combat synthetic and prescription drugs, and helped write legislation designed to curb Kentucky’s heroin epidemic. In addition, he sponsored legislation expanding civil protective orders to include victims of dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Rep. Tilley has been the recipient of numerous awards, and has become a nationally recognized voice for effective public policy. He received his BA from the University of Kentucky and his JD from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University.

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