In the Kentucky State Government, the Governor is the supreme executive power. This means that he is the highest elected official in the Executive Branch of the government. In addition to the governor, there are numerous agencies, boards, appointed secretaries, and elected officials who carry out the duties of the Executive Branch.
The Executive Branch includes:
- Seven constitutional officers and their staffs.
- Hundreds of boards and commissions representing everything from auctioneering to watch making.
- Nine cabinet secretaries each one overseeing dozens of additional councils, departments, and offices.
This means that in total, there are thousands of Kentuckians working to execute laws and services on behalf of the Executive Branch. These are just a few of the thousands of important issues with which the Executive Branch is concerned:
Licensing and leadership for dozens of occupations
Health and Family Services
Justice and Public Safety