Michael G. Adams, Kentucky’s Secretary of State, will be the featured guest at Thursday’s Rooster Booster event.
The program begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Owensboro Convention Center (501 West Second Street) and is sponsored by Kentucky Wesleyan College. Register to attend here or call the Chamber office at 270-926-1860.
The cost to attend Rooster Booster is $15 for Chamber members with reservations, $20 for members with no reservations, and $25 for non-members. Reservations include breakfast, which will be served buffet style at the beginning of the event.
Adams attended McCracken County public schools and was the first in his family to get a bachelor’s degree. After graduating from the University of Louisville, he attended Harvard Law School on low-income aid.
Returning to Kentucky, Adams served as Deputy General Counsel to Governor Ernie Fletcher before moving to Washington to accept an appointment as Counsel to the U.S. Deputy Attorney General in the second Bush Administration.
In 2007, Adams began full-time private practice in election law, first as General Counsel to the Republican Governors Association and later opening a national practice in the field. He has represented several national political committees, numerous national political figures, and statewide campaign efforts in all 50 states.
Inaugurated as Secretary of State on January 6, 2020, Michael first pushed his signature legislative issue, Kentucky’s first Photo ID to Vote law, through the General Assembly. He then pivoted to focusing on resolving issues with the primary and general elections that arose during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, Adams presented state legislators with the most ambitious election reform plan since 1891, and the bill passed both chambers with near-unanimous support.