General Session

Session 1

Rocky Adkins, Kentucky State RepresentativeRockyAdkins


Speaker Bio:

Rocky Adkins, Kentucky State Representative, currently serves as House Minority Floor Leader after being chosen for the post by his Democratic colleagues in November, 2016 following a multiple year stint as Majority Floor Leader. A long-time veteran of the Kentucky House of Representatives, he is now serving in his 30th year as a legislator. A native of Sandy Hook, Ky., Rep. Adkins is a graduate of Elliott County High School and Morehead State University, where he also received his Master’s Degree in Secondary Education following a stellar career on the MSU basketball team. A leader in the field of energy independence, Rep. Adkins has introduced several ground-breaking pieces of legislation that will help our nation achieve energy self-sufficiency in the coming years. His legislation includes incentives for the conversion for coal to transportation fuels, use of agricultural products for energy such as biodiesel, biomass, ethanol and cellulose, and greater utilization of renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and hydro. Rep. Adkins’ legislative initiatives also promote conservation and incentives for energy efficient home building and construction.