Katie Kratz Stine (born December 6, 1956) was a Republican member of the Kentucky Senate representing Campbell and Pendleton Counties as State Senator from the 24th Senate District from 1999 until 2015. She served as the President Pro tempore of the Kentucky State Senate. She did not seek reelection in 2014.

Katie Kratz Stine
President pro tempore of the
Kentucky Senate
In office
January 2005 – January 1, 2015
Preceded byDick Roeding
Succeeded byDavid P. Givens
Member of the Kentucky Senate
from the 24th district
In office
January 1, 1999 – January 1, 2015
Preceded byGex Williams
Succeeded byWil Schroder
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
from the 68th district
In office
January 1, 1995 – January 1, 1999
Preceded byWilliam Donnermeyer
Succeeded byJoe Fischer
Personal details
Born (1956-12-06) December 6, 1956 (age 67)
Covington, Kentucky, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
SpouseFred A. Stine
ResidenceSouthgate, Kentucky
EducationUniversity of Cincinnati (BS)
Salmon P. Chase College of Law (JD)

Personal life edit

Stine lives in Southgate, Kentucky and is married to former Campbell Circuit Judge Fred A. Stine, who retired in 2017. They have two children, Caroline and Fritz. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Biology and from Northern Kentucky University's Salmon P. Chase College of Law.[1]

State representative edit

Stine served two terms in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. In 1994, she announced that she would challenge incumbent William "Bill" Donnermeyer. However, Donnermeyer announced that he would retire at the end of his term. Then Bellevue, Kentucky Mayor Tom Wiethorn, announced as the Democratic nominee for the seat. In November 1994, Stine won the election with 61% of the general election vote.

State senator edit

In 1998, Stine announced that she would not run for re-election to the state House and would instead seek election to the Kentucky State Senate. State Senator Gex "Jay" Williams, the incumbent, chose not to run for reelection to the State Senate to run for the U.S. House of Representatives.

In her 1998 election to the State Senate, Stine defeated George Merritt with 72% of the general election vote.[2]

In 1999, Stine was sworn in as a Kentucky State Senator. She was unchallenged in her re-election in 2002 and 2006. In 2010, she won re-election against Democrat Julie Smith Morrow with 69% of the vote.[3]

Committee assignments edit

Session Committees
  • Committee on Committees
  • Economic Development, Tourism & Labor
  • Enrollment
  • Health & Welfare
  • Judiciary - Vice Chair
  • Natural Resources and Energy
  • Rules
  • Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection
Interim Committees
  • Economic Development and Tourism
  • Energy Special Subcommittee
  • Health and Welfare
  • Judiciary; Labor and Industry
  • Natural Resources & Environment
  • Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection
Statutory Committees
  • Legislative Research Commission
  • Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee - Co-Chair
  • Program Review and Investigations Comm.[4]

President Pro tempore of the Senate edit

In 2005, Stine was elected by the State Senate Republican Caucus to be the Senate President Pro tempore. She was the first woman to serve in that role. She succeeded her fellow Northern Kentuckian, State Senator Richard "Dick" Roeding of Lakeside Park, Kentucky.

External links edit

References edit

  1. ^ http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislator/s024.htm
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-13. Retrieved 2011-02-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Campbell - Election Results".
  4. ^ http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislator/s024.htm
Political offices
Preceded by
Richard "Dick" Roeding
President Pro Tempore of the Kentucky Senate
2005- Present
Succeeded by
Kentucky Senate
Preceded by
Gex "Jay" Williams
Kentucky State Senator from District 24
1999- Present
Succeeded by
Kentucky Senate
Preceded by Kentucky State Representative from District 68
Succeeded by
Joe Fisher