Greg Stumbo has served Kentucky families for over four decades as an attorney and as a public servant in Frankfort. He began that career in Floyd County in Eastern Kentucky, where he was born and raised, as an assistant county attorney not long after earning his law license.
Shortly thereafter, Greg had the desire to take a more proactive approach to helping his community and Commonwealth by deciding to run for a seat in the state legislature. He entered the state house in 1980, and became the youngest House Majority Leader in 1985. Greg served in the state house until 2003, becoming the longest serving House Majority Leader, before deciding to run to be Kentucky’s Attorney General.
Greg was sworn in as Attorney General of Kentucky in 2004. In that term as Kentucky’s chief law enforcement officer, Greg took on corruption in state government head on, protected Kentucky’s seniors and children by prosecuting scammers and predators, and established the Kentucky Bureau of Investigation to combat illegal drugs from flooding our Commonwealth.
In 2004, Greg became the first state Attorney General in the nation to sue Purdue Pharma, at a time when most thought it would be impossible to take on the big drug companies. Greg recognized early on the devastation these drug manufacturers and distributors would cause in our state, and aggressively took them on as Attorney General.
Greg made an unsuccessful run for Lt. Governor in 2007. After his term as Attorney General, he ran for his old state house seat, which he won in 2008. The following year, Greg became Speaker of the House of Representatives, where he served until 2017. During his service in the state house, he also became a partner with the law firm Morgan & Morgan. After leaving office, Greg returned to full time private law practice.
Greg and his wife, Mary Karen, are celebrating their 21st wedding anniversary this year. When out of the office, Greg enjoys spending his time fishing, hunting and golfing with his son, two daughters, and four grandchildren.