Trey Grayson

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Secretary Trey Grayson
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Trey Grayson is a fifth generation Kentuckian and lifelong resident of Northern Kentucky. With his election, Grayson became the first Northern Kentuckian to be elected to an existing statewide constitutional office since 1919, and during both of his races, he was endorsed by every newspaper editorial board in Kentucky that made endorsements for Secretary of State.

Trey Grayson was elected to office in November of 2003 in his first run for political office and at the time of his election was the youngest Secretary of State in the country. In 2007, he became one of only two Republican state-wide elected constitutional officers to win a second consecutive term in modern history. Since taking office, Grayson has quickly become a national leader in elections, civics, business services, and government innovation. He currently serves as President of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS).

Secretary Grayson graduated with honors from Harvard College (A.B., Government, 1994) and from the University of Kentucky (J.D. 1998, M.B.A., 1998) where he was one of the first Kentucky MBA scholars and one of the first two Bert Combs Scholars, the College of Law’s top scholarship. He was recently recognized as one of the inaugural University of Kentucky College of Law Young Professional Awards. Prior to his election, he was an attorney with Greenebaum Doll & McDonald and Keating, Muething & Klekamp, where he focused on estate planning and corporate law.

Grayson is married to the former Nancy Humphrey of Lexington. Mrs. Grayson currently serves a number of statewide and community organizations including the Kentucky Nature Preserves Commission, the Northern Kentucky Montessori Center, and the Family Nurturing Center, an organization dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse.

The Graysons currently reside in Boone County with their two daughters, Alex and Kate.

As of September 10, 2009, Grayson receives a salary of $105,840 for his service as Secretary of State. [1]


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Grayson received an A+ rating from the NRA during the 2007 election cycle.



  1. Government Salaries: Trey Grayson