Bevin appoints Adams ('98) to state board of elections
Gov. Matt Bevin appointed Michael G. Adams, a 1998 graduate of the McConnell Scholars Program, to the State Board of Elections to represent the Republican Party of Kentucky. Adams’ term will expire April 1, 2020.
The bi-partisan state board of elections helps ensures Kentucky's compliance with federal and state election laws, provides and maintains the statewide voter registration database and trains county clerks and county board of election members.
Adams is a 2001 graduate of Harvard Law and a member of Chalmers Pak Burch & Adams LLC in Louisville. He is also a member of the McConnell Center’s Board of Advisors.
Adams’ law practice focuses on counseling and representing candidates, PACs, issue groups, donors and political consultants in federal, state and local elections. He also counsels clients on other constitutional and regulatory matters.
Since January 2007, Adams has served as General Counsel to the Republican Governors Association. He has also counseled the Republican Attorneys General Association. He previously served at the U.S. Department of Justice as Deputy Chief Privacy & Civil Liberties Officer and Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General. From 2004 to 2006, he served as Deputy General Counsel to Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher.