Appointee Johnny Johnson has served in interim capacity since November
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 4, 2016) – Gov. Matt Bevin today announced the following appointment: John W. “Johnny” Johnson has been appointed as County judge-executive of Clay County, effective immediately.
• Johnny Johnson, of Manchester, is a three-term Clay County Magistrate and was selected by his Fiscal Court colleagues as Interim County Judge/Executive in November, following the resignation of his predecessor.
Johnson has been Clay County’s District 6 Magistrate since 2007, and has served as Chairman of the Magistrates since 2012. A graduate of Clay County High School, he has owned and operated Johnson’s Sporting Goods & Service Station since 1985.
“As a lifelong resident of Clay County, I have a genuine desire to look out for the best interests of my fellow citizens,” said Johnson. “I would like to thank Gov. Bevin for the opportunity to continue serving as Judge/Executive.”
Johnson shall serve until the position is filled in accordance with the results of the November 2018 midterm elections, pursuant to the provisions of Section 152 of the Kentucky Constitution.