Rep. Russell Webber Named Deputy State Treasurer

After a decade in the legislature state Rep. Russell Webber, R-Shepherdsville, is announcing his departure from the General Assembly and decision to join the office of State Treasurer.

Webber, who was first elected in 2012, will be joining State Treasurer-Elect Mark Metcalf’s incoming administration where he will serve as Deputy State Treasurer.

“Representative Webber has been a diligent public servant,” said Treasurer-Elect Metcalf. “I am confident that Russell will be a remarkable asset to the Treasury, and I look forward to the work we will be able to accomplish together, for all Kentuckians.”

House Speaker David Osborne said the hallmark of Rep. Webber’s legislative career has been a “commitment to his constituents and a fundamental belief that the people of Kentucky deserve good government.”

“He was a natural choice to chair the House Economic Development and Workforce Investment Committee and has proven an effective advocate for both working Kentuckians and employers,” Osborne said. “Russell leveraged that role to pass policies that played a major part in the historic economic investment we have seen over the past six years as well as the record number of new jobs. While I am saddened to see him leave the legislature, I am thrilled to see he will continue to serve our Commonwealth and look forward to working with him in his new capacity.”

Webber has been a longstanding ally of cities and has frequently been awarded the “Kentucky Friend of Cities” award and is a staunch defender of local decision-making at the local level.

Perhaps most notably, Webber sponsored House Bill 484 in the 2020 legislative session, the ‘Free CERS’ law established the independent County Employee Retirement System board and Kentucky Public Pension Authority (KPPA) administrative support systems.

Webber is Chair of the Economic Development and Workforce Committee.