New Kentucky university board appointees gave more than $500,000 to governor, Democrats

jcheves@herald-leader.comAugust 1, 2014 

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Aerial photo of the University of Kentucky campus taken on Feb. 12, 2013.

FARON COLLINS

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear on Friday announced appointments to state university governing boards, including campaign donors who cumulatively have given more than $500,000 to him, the Kentucky Democratic Party and others.

■ University of Kentucky Board of Trustees: Robert D. Vance of Maysville, a banker and retired secretary of the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet; Cammie DeShields Grant of Winchester; and Dr. Edward Britt Brockman of Louisville, an ophthalmologist who was reappointed.

Vance has given at least $73,465 in campaign donations since 1997, including $4,000 to Beshear; $1,000 to Beshear's son, Andrew, who is running for attorney general; and nearly $40,000 to the Kentucky Democratic Party. Brockman has given at least $34,700 in campaign donations since 1997, including $1,000 to Beshear.

■ Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents: G. Alan Long of Richmond, a certified public accountant. Long has given at least $18,900 in campaign donations since 2002, including $3,000 to Beshear and $1,000 to Beshear's son, Andrew.

■ Kentucky State University Board of Regents: Sara Elaine Farris of Shelbyville, a retired school superintendent.

■ Murray State University Board of Regents: Hopkinsville Mayor J. Daniel Kemp. Kemp has given at least $16,080 in campaign donations since 1998, including $2,250 to Beshear.

■ Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents: Terry L. Mann of Fort Thomas, chief executive at Kentucky Alternative Programs. Mann has given at least $58,218 in campaign donations since 1998, including $4,000 to Beshear; $1,000 to Beshear's son, Andrew; and $7,000 to the Kentucky Democratic Party.

■ University of Louisville Board of Trustees: Craig Greenberg of Louisville, president of 21c Museum Hotels; Jonathan Scott Blue of Louisville, managing director at Blue Equity LLC; and Brucie W. Moore of Waverly, the Union County attorney. Blue and Moore were reappointed.

Greenberg has given at least $92,172 in campaign donations since 1999, including $2,000 to Beshear; $1,000 to Beshear's son, Andrew; and $24,000 to the Kentucky Democratic Party. Blue has given at least $166,194 in campaign donations since 1998, including $4,500 to Beshear; $1,000 to Beshear's son, Andrew; and $62,500 to the Kentucky Democratic Party. Moore has given at least $71,745 in campaign donations since 1998, including $4,000 to Beshear; $1,000 to Beshear's son, Andrew; and $1,240 to the Kentucky Democratic Party.

■ Western Kentucky University Board of Regents: J. David Porter of Lexington, a lawyer. Porter has given at least $5,303 in campaign donations since 1999, including $2,000 to Beshear.

John Cheves: (859) 231-3266. Twitter: @BGPolitics. Blog: bluegrasspolitics.bloginky.com

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