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Jenean Hampton

Kentucky

Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton was elected into office in November, 2015. Active in the areas of Education, Entrepreneurship and Emergency Preparedness, she has visited students and teachers in 190 schools across Kentucky. Her Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge for high school students, a shark tank style competition, has already awarded $245,000 of in-state scholarship funds to winning teams. She also created the STEM Challenge for middle school girls, and the Bluegrass Book Buddies Challenge for readers of all ages. Seeing a great need for collaboration, she also created the Kentucky Aerospace Industry Consortium (KAIC) to foster networking and support in the aerospace and aviation industries, Kentucky’s largest export. An Air Force veteran, she is a member of the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame, and is actively working on projects that address the needs of both veterans and active military in Kentucky. Emergency preparedness as well as youth suicide prevention are also priorities as she promotes the safety and well-being Kentuckians across the Commonwealth.