Contact: Woody Maglinger
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 27, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin has named James “Jamie” Spears, of Franklin, as Judge-Executive of Simpson County, to replace Jim Henderson, who is resigning to accept a role with the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo).
Spears is currently the general manager of Professional Embryo Services, a family-owned company founded by his father that specializes in bovine reproduction. He is also the owner of Spears Cattle Company and a former vice president of the Simpson County Cattlemen’s Association, having served seven years as a member of its board of directors.
"I am thankful to Gov. Bevin for the opportunity to serve out the remainder of Judge Henderson’s term,” said Spears. “He is a passionate and respected community leader who I’m sure will continue to do great things for Kentucky in his new position. I will do my very best to follow the strong example he set and apply sound business principles and conservative values to the decisions I make.”
Spears has been married to his wife Ann for 20 years, and the couple has one son (Clay Spears) and one daughter (Shelby Carter). He is a member of the Franklin United Methodist Church.
This appointment will take effect Jan. 2, 2018, and Spears 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.