Hines Endorsed by KY Fraternal Order of Police
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - Court of Appeals candidate Jenny Hines recently received a surprise endorsement.

While attending an October 9 campaign event in Hopkinsville, First District Fraternal Order of Police Representative Quentin Stone came forward to announce the statewide organization has endorsed Hines in the upcoming election. 

Stone said the Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police, “and its 10,000 plus members across the Commonwealth take great pride in this endorsement. On behalf of President Berl Perdue, the Executive Board and thousands of men and women throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky, we wish you success in your candidacy.”

Hines was previously unaware of the endorsement but said she was honored to receive it. 

On her Facebook page, Hines said, "I was humbled to accept the endorsement of the Kentucky State FOP tonight, what an honor. I appreciate your service as well as your faith in me."

The event was attended by Republican Secretary of State Michael Adams, State Senator Whitney Westerfield, State Representative Walker Thomas, Christian County Republican Chairman Jason Hassert and Commonwealth Policy Center Executive Director Richard Nelson.

Hines, a Paducah attorney, was born in Christian County and graduated from Reidland High School, Murray State University and University of Kentucky College of Law. She served four years in the US Air Force as a Security Forces Lieutenant.  

Besides the FOP nod, Hines has received the approval of Kentucky Right to Life.  

Her opponent on the November ballot is Paducahan Chris McNeill, who was appointed to the seat on the court earlier this year by Governor Andy Beshear. The appointment was made after Judge Shea Nickell was elected and sworn in as the newest member of the Kentucky Supreme Court. 

Hines worked in Nickell's office while he served on the Court of Appeals. 

The 1st District on the Kentucky Court of Appeals serves 24 counties in western Kentucky: Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman, Fulton, Graves, McCracken, Calloway, Marshall, Livingston, Crittenden, Lyon, Caldwell, Trigg, Webster, Hopkins, McLean, Muhlenberg, Butler, Edmonson, Christian, Todd, Logan, Simpson and Allen.

Published 05:00 AM, Saturday Oct. 17, 2020
Updated 06:37 PM, Friday Oct. 16, 2020



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