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Allison Ball

2019 NIPF Sessions

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Allison Ball
Treasurer, State of Kentucky

Allison Ball is the 38th State Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Prior to her role as State Treasurer, Treasurer Ball practiced bankruptcy law and focused on consumer rights and commercial litigation. As part of her time in public service, Treasurer Ball spent four years as an Assistant Floyd County Attorney, prosecuting child abuse and juvenile delinquency cases.

Treasurer Ball has a rich Kentucky history; her family has been in Eastern Kentucky since the 1790s. She holds a degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law and was very active while a student there, serving as President of the University of Kentucky Chapter of the Federalist Society.

Treasurer Ball has led a professional career developing and improving the economic mobility of individual Kentuckians. She developed a deep appreciation of entrepreneurialism and small businesses when, at the age of 9, she started her first business selling pencils, and continued with the operation of a small town law practice. Treasurer Ball understands the importance of a balanced budget and fiscal responsibility in any enterprise.

Treasurer Ball is focused on being a watchdog for Kentucky taxpayer dollars spent in Frankfort. Since taking office, she has launched a new transparency website making it easier for Kentuckians to see how the state government is spending their money, established a savings and investment program for Kentuckians with disabilities called STABLE Kentucky, and created a Financial Empowerment Coalition and Database focused on improving the financial literacy of Kentuckians.

Treasurer Ball is married to Taylor County, Kentucky native, Asa James Swan. The couple has one son, Levi, whose birth in 2018 made Treasurer Ball the first Kentucky constitutional officer to give birth while in office.