Gov.-elect Bevin names Scott Brinkman as secretary of the executive cabinet

11/18/2015 12:36 PM

Gov.-elect Matt Bevin has tapped lawyer Scott Brinkman to serve as the secretary of his executive cabinet.

“Scott has a proven track record in the General Assembly and private sector,” Bevin said in a statement. “He brings the right leadership qualities to effectively manage the Executive Cabinet and build the consensus we need to move our agenda forward.”

Brinkman is an attorney with Stoll Keenon & Ogden where he has practiced law since 1997, according to his company biography.

Brinkman is also a former state Representative serving in the 32nd House District in Jefferson County from 2001 to 2011.

While in state government Brinkman served on the Local Government and Health and Welfare Committees, as well as Appropriations and Revenue, including serving on the Budget Review Subcommittee on Justice and Judiciary.

“I am humbled to have the opportunity to serve the Commonwealth again,” Brinkman said in a statement. “Governor-Elect Bevin has a clear vision for improving Kentucky. It is an honor to have a role in making a path for his platform to succeed.”

Brinkman maxed out to Bevin’s campaign with a $1,000 donation in August, according to records filed with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.

Nick Storm

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