Executive Staff

Assistant Secretary of State, Jennifer Scutchfield

Adams appointed Jennifer Scutchfield as Assistant Secretary of State, the Office’s second-highest position and General Counsel for the office. “Kentucky law provides that the Assistant Secretary of State perform the Office’s functions ‘in the absence or disability of the Secretary of State,’ Adams said. “In Jenni I chose the Kentuckian best-qualified to serve in this position upon my absence or disability. She will be a valuable partner in executing the duties of this Office – in particular, overseeing our elections.”

Scutchfield, of Fayette County, most recently served as Assistant Director and General Counsel for the Kentucky State Board of Elections. She previously was the 7th District Council Member in Lexington and was in private law practice. Scutchfield has worked for non-profits and educational institutions, and has served as an Assistant County Attorney.

Portrait of Jennifer Scutchfield in front of the American and Kentucky flags.

Director of Administration and Elections, Heather Quinn

“I’ve known Heather for 16 yrs, and in that time she’s quickly mastered each job she has had,” said Secretary Adams. “...her knowledge of the election process, and her relationships with our county clerks make her the obvious choice for this position.”

She's served on leadership staff in the office of the Senate President, Senate Republican Leadership, as office manager for Gov. Fletcher, Jessamine County Fiscal Court Clerk, Dep. Clerk in the Election Dept in the office of the Jessamine County Clerk.

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Director of Business Services & Deputy General Counsel, Michael Rollin Wilson

“Michael Wilson brings sophisticated, high-level state government legal experience to this critical role, as well as significant knowledge of the business-law matters this position handles,” said Secretary Adams. Wilson served as Gen. Counsel for KY DOI.

He is a practicing atty. from Jefferson Co. with 13 years of experience in commercial litigation, bk, and insurance law. He has successfully argued cases before the KY Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

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Director of Communications, Michon Lindstrom

Michon Lindstrom brings nearly a decade of journalism and communications experience. Most recently, she worked as a political anchor and reporter for “Pure Politics” on Spectrum News 1. Her work covering Kentucky politics earned her a spot as one of the Kentucky Gazette’s 2020 Notable Women in Kentucky Politics and Government.

Prior to moving to Kentucky, she worked as a statehouse reporter in Illinois. She obtained her master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois Springfield and bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Southern Illinois University.

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Director of External Affairs, Haley Bradburn

Haley Bradburn grew up in Barren County, but now resides in Frankfort. She previously served in various roles within state government over the past five years, always taking on new challenges.

Bradburn started with the KY Department of Insurance as executive assistant to the commissioner within the Public Protection Cabinet. She was then brought in to manage the KY Board of Home Inspectors and assisted the KY Real Estate Commission. She later moved on to new opportunities with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet before joining the Secretary of State’s Office. Bradburn pursued and obtained her bachelor’s degree while working full-time.

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External Relations - Western Kentucky, Edward West

Edward West is a lifelong resident of McLean County in Western Kentucky. West has over twenty-five years of public service experience, most recently having served as McLean County Judge Executive.

West was a Field Representative for U.S. Congressman Ed Whitfield for 16 years, and worked for 5 years with the Green River Area Development District. Prior to that West worked in law enforcement as a police officer, in corrections, and personal security.

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External Relations – Eastern Kentucky

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Special Assistant, David Harris

Harris, who managed Adams’ campaign and transition team, has more than a dozen years of public affairs experience.

Harris grew up in Oldham County and has backgrounds in the fields of lobbying, non-profit, state government, and campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels. Harris also serves on the board of Dreams with Wings in Louisville.

Portrait of David Harris in front of the American and Kentucky flags.