Sen. Westerfield files for reelection to General Assembly


Posted on January 21, 2016 10:23 AM



 Whitney Westerfield has filed for reelection to the Kentucky State Senate in District 3, continuing to uphold his promise to serve the people of Christian, Todd, and Logan counties in Western Kentucky

“It has been my great pleasure to serve the people of Western Kentucky in Frankfort,” said Senator Westerfield. “I am honored to fight for the communities I represent and I am pleased with what we have been able to accomplish together. Being a successful legislator requires patience and persistence, which is why I’ve filed for reelection. We must press on with the work that has been started on the heroin crisis and dating violence protection, protect the lives of the unborn and continue to fight against government waste and overreach.”

Whitney Westerfield was first elected to the Kentucky State Senate in 2012 and has served as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee since his election. Westerfield also currently serves as a member of the Capital Planning Advisory Board, Tobacco Fund Settlement Oversight, Agriculture, Transportation, Natural Resources & Energy, Veterans/Military Affairs/Public Protection and the Program Review & Investigations Committees in the State Senate. 

In 2013, Sen. Westerfield served as Co-Chairman of the Juvenile Code Reform Task Force and during the 2014 Regular Session he sponsored Senate Bill 200, reflecting the work of the Task Force and bringing about the largest reform to Kentucky's juvenile justice system in 30 years. He feels that he has worked hard to forge compromise and pass the kind of legislation that is critical to our Commonwealth.

Westerfield is an attorney with the Fletcher Law Firm in Hopkinsville and maintains a small private civil practice. He formerly served as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in Hopkinsville, prosecuting cases on charges ranging from misdemeanors to homicide. 

“As an attorney who serves Christian County residents, I have practical experience dealing with our government’s policies,” said Senator Westerfield. “My time in office has been largely spent pushing for legislation focused on expanding opportunities for struggling Kentuckians, protecting vulnerable children and adults, finding efficiency and reforming policies that inadequately address the real issues.”

An active member of his community, Westerfield has served on the Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, the Kiwanis Club Board of Directors, the Hopkinsville American Red Cross Advisory Committee, and the Board for the United Way of the Pennyrile. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Association of Child Advocacy Centers, a critical statewide resource for victims and families dealing with child sexual abuse. Whitney and his wife, Amanda, also serve on the Board of Directors for Alpha Alternative, a crisis pregnancy care center in Hopkinsville.

 




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