Boone County Republican Party Leadership
Chairman, Ken Brown
Ken is a llife long resident of Boone County. He
Grew up on a tobacco farm in Union and
played football for and graduated from Boone County High School.
After high school, Ken attended the University of Kentucky where he also played football.
Ken served as the Boone County Deputy Jailer from 1990 until 1999 under John Schickel, who is a current U.S. Marshal.
After leaving the County, Ken became an Account Executive for Cincinnati Bell where he is still currently employed.
Co-Chair, Tami Wilson
Tami Worley Wilson
grew up in Erlanger, the daughter of Eastern Kentucky Democrats. Luckily for Boone County , her parents raised her to think independently and she of course registered Republican at the age of 18. A graduate of Dixie Heights HS, Tami attended Eastern Kentucky University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology. For the past 15 years she has worked in the health care industry in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. Currently, Tami is the District Director for Congressman Geoff Davis.
Tami moved to Boone County 13 years ago. She's been involved in the political campaigns of President George W. Bush, Congressman Geoff Davis, State Senator Jack Westwood and State Representative Addia Wuchner. Her hobbies include shopping E-bay, Bible Study Fellowship and Politics. She is the mother of three beautiful daughters and is married to her High School Sweetheart, Marc. Marc and Tami live in the Farmview Subdivision of Florence in Boone County .
Secretary, Emily Shelton
Owner, Shelton & Associates
Freelance writer, grants consultant
Husband, John. Children, Christopher and Bethany
Involved in Boone GOP since the Reagan Revolution. Served as Secretary of the party for several years and as vice chair '00-04. Elected as secretary again in 2004. Editor of newsletter for many years.
Campaign work: Previously served as campaign manager for State Senator Gex Williams and State Rep. Paul Marcotte. Actively advisor for many races for conservative candidates: U.S. Congressional candidates Geoff Davis and Gex Williams, Governor Ernie Fletcher (Boone Co. coordinator), State Rep. Charlie Walton, Judge Executive Gary W. Moore, County Commissioner Cathy Flaig, County Commissioner Robert Hay, County Commissioner Rob Arnold.
Appointments: Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service; Boone County Board of Elections; Northern Kentucky Conventions & Visitors Bureau.
Breaking News - Emily has recently been appointed by Gov. Fletcher to the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service.
Treasurer, Steve Smith
Steven J. Smith is currently the Director of Information Systems with Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP. Taft is a law firm consisting of 190 attorneys with offices in Cincinnati, Ohio; Cleveland, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; and Covington, Kentucky.
Before joining the firm over eight years ago, Smith was an operations analyst for Joseph E. Seagram & Sons. He has an associate degree in Management Information Systems from Cincinnati Technical College and a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Business Administration from the College of Mt. St. Joseph.
Mr. Smith is a graduate of the Leadership Northern Kentucky Class of 2002 , Leadership Kentucky Class of 2003 and is very active in Northern Kentucky politics , including and community organizations. Smith is past Chair of the Telecommunications Board of Northern Kentucky and has participated in both the Cincinnati Bar Association and Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Technology Task Forces and the Boone County Parks Advisory Committee. Steve was also recently appointed by Boone County Judge Executive Gary Moore to serve on the Board of the Boone County Water District. Steve has also served on the St. Elizabeth Medical Center's Foundation Board.
Steve has been married to Leslie for over 13 years and resides in Hebron, Kentucky.
Heather Flannery, Youth Chair
Heather grew up in Union, KY with parents Jeff and Mickey and brother Hunter, all strong Republicans. A graduate of Ryle High School, and a soon to be graduate of Northern Kentucky University, with majors in History and Political Science, she plans to attend Chase Law School.
She began actively participating in politics during college and became Vice President of College Republicans and a Student Senator. She has helped on the Ernie Fletcher campaign and the Geoff Davis campaign, and is currently Deputy Campaign Manager for Senator Jack Westwood. In addition to being the Boone County Republican Party Youth Chair, she is the 4 th District Young Republicans Vice Chair, the Kentucky Federation of College Republicans Secretary, and the NKU Students for Bush Chair. She's also actively involved in the Kenton County Republican Party, Kenton County Republican Women's Party, and the Northern Kentucky Young Republicans.