Effective April 16
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 31, 2017) — Gov. Matt Bevin today appointed Ronald “Brian” Wright, of Liberty, as Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 29th Judicial Circuit of Kentucky, representing Adair and Casey counties. The appointment, which fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Gail Williams, is effective April 16.
Wright earned his bachelor’s degree in government and economics at Centre College, before completing his juris doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law.
He has previously served as Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (1998-2002) and as Commonwealth’s Attorney (2002-2012) for the 29th Judicial Circuit, prosecuting a wide array of felony offenses including multiple capital murder trials. Wright was named “Outstanding Commonwealth’s Attorney of the Year” by the Kentucky Attorney General in 2006.
Wright will serve until the position is filled in accordance with the results of the November 2018 midterm election, pursuant to the provisions of Section 152 of the Kentucky Constitution.