Hoover names Laura Hendrix general counsel

12/05/2016 04:25 PM

House Speaker-elect Jeff Hoover continues the transition of power in the House of Representatives appointing Laura Hendrix as general counsel on Monday.

Hendrix wills serve as legal aid to Hoover in the role of House Speaker. The GOP gained control of the legislative body during the Nov. election, effectively ending nearly a century of Democratic control in the lower chamber.

“I am pleased to have Laura as a member of our team,” Hoover said in a press release. “Her experience with the legislative branch of government, and as a widely respected attorney, will enable her to provide the Speaker’s Office with an unmatched level of legal expertise.”

Hendrix joins Hoover’s team after serving two decades in the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission where she served in a variety of roles, including most recently spending 11 years as the general counsel to the entire Commission.

In her role as general counsel to the LRC, she provided counsel issue such as: education litigation, employment law issues, and redistricting, during which time she gained extensive practice before the Franklin Circuit Court, according to a press release.

Before serving with the Legislative Research Commission, Hendrix served as general counsel to the Kentucky Ethics Commission and assistant general counsel to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

Nick Storm

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