Meet Bob


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The son of a railroader and a homemaker, Judge Bob Conley grew up in Greenup County. Like many other Eastern Kentuckians, his parents and community instilled in him the values of respect, hard work, and honesty. For the past 25 years, he has served as a trial judge at both the District and Circuit Levels in Greenup & Lewis Counties.

During his time on the bench, his decisions have been focused on following the Constitution and the law. Now he is running to represent you, and wants to take these experiences and Eastern Kentucky values to Frankfort to serve as your voice on the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Judge Conley is prepared to serve on Kentucky’s highest court on day one following his 25 plus years of extensive experience as a trial judge. Just as he has done at the lower court levels, he’ll uphold your constitutional rights and will continue to work with law enforcement to keep our communities safe. He believes that every life has value, and every person matters. Judge Conley is a Recommended Candidate by the Kentucky Right to Life Association.

He was married to the late Melanie Stephens Conley for 28 years and is the proud father of Katie and Brian. He is a longtime member of Bridges Christian Church in Russell where he has served in many roles including Elder, Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and Bible Study Leader. He has also been active in youth sports as a coach in baseball, softball, football, and soccer in the Ashland area.

Bob graduated Russell High School in Greenup County in 1976. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of Kentucky in 1981 before graduating Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University in 1984. A native of Greenup County, he understands hard work and paid for his tuition by working summers at ARMCO in Ashland. Prior to joining the bench, Conley practiced law as an attorney working for McKenzie, Woolery, & Emrick PSC and Addington Mining & Resources, Inc.