About Sannie


Sannie and her family

Even though I have served two years as your State Representative I still feel I'm new to politics. On December 8, 2007 the local Democratic party nominated me as their candidate for State Representative. On January 8, 2008 you elected me to fill the unexpired term of former State Representative Carolyn Belcher who had been elected Bath County Judge Executive.

On May 20, 2008 I was re-elected in a three way Democratic Primary, again winning in all four of the Districts Counties. I have enjoyed representing the citizens of Bath, Bourbon, Fayette and Nicholas Counties in my first full term. Now, I hope you can continue to support me as I running for re-election.

Official Results for
72nd Representative District
May 20th Democratic Primary Election
County
Sannie Overly
Roy T. Baber
Jim Lovell

Bath

1,925

748

312

Bourbon

1,929

1,222

1,249

Fayette

165

51

89

Nicholas

1,288

271

275


Totals:

Sannie Overly

5,307

Roy T. Baber

2,292

Jim Lovell

1,925

Official Results for
72nd Representative District
January 6th Special Election (Unexpired Term)
County
Bryan Baeuman
Republican
Sannie Overly
Democrat

Bath

276

952

Bourbon

1,454

1,533

Fayette

50

66

Nicholas

280

698

Total Registered Voters = 28,512
Total Votes Cast = 5,309
Turnout = 18%


In January 2008, the legislative session was already underway when I arrived in Frankfort and administered the oath of office. Being new to the process I made an extra effort to get up to speed on the process, personalities and issues before the General Assembly.

For those who are not familiar with my background, I grew up on our family’s Millersburg farm here in Bourbon County. My father Larry Overly continues to operate this farm today. As I grew up and until earlier this fall my mother Betty Overly, a former school teacher, worked as Bourbon County’s home economics agent. Her office was located in the basement of the Courthouse for many of those years. I often rode the school bus to the courthouse after school and spent many hours there visiting with the various local officials.

After I graduated from Bourbon County High School, I went to UK where with the help of a scholarship from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet I earned a degree in civil engineering. After college, I worked for the state Transportation Cabinet and attended night school at the University of Louisville College of Law.

I have practiced law here in Paris since 1999. Spending time in our court system and helping families with legal matters, I have learned first hand how important it is to have strong clear laws in place; laws that protect those people who need protecting. Another important aspect of my moving my practice back to my hometown is that I have had an opportunity to get involved in my community. I currently serve as the Chair of the Board of our local hospital. I am the president of the local Bar Association and President of our local historic society. All of these opportunities and more have given me the chance to get to know and serve the people in our community.

It is time to ensure a brighter tomorrow for our next generation. I don’t have to look any farther than the faces of my two girls to remind me daily of just how important that future is to not only me personally but to all families. To be an effective legislator who will make a real difference for families I will need your advice and support. Thank you for visiting my website.

Sannie Overly




Resume


ELECTIVE OFFICE

December 8, 2007

Received the Democratic Nomination
State Representative 72nd District
Bath, Bourbon, Nicholas & Fayette Counties

January 8, 2008 to Date

Elected State Representative 72nd District
Bath, Bourbon, Nicholas & Fayette Counties

EDUCATION

Bourbon County High School

Class of 1984

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering

B.S. Civil Engineering – 1989

Professional Engineer Certificate - 1994

University of Louisville, College of Law

J. D. cum laude – 1993

Licensed to Practice in Kentucky – 1993

Admitted to Practice before the Eastern and Western

Districts of Kentucky, the 4th and 6th Federal Circuit

Courts of Appeal and the United States Patent and Trademark Office

WORK EXPERIENCE

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Civil Engineer – 1989 -1993
Assistant to Secretary Don Kelly 1993

Jackson & Kelly, Attorneys at Law

1993-1999

Law Office of Sannie Overly

1999-2001

Overly & Johnson, Attorneys at Law

2001 – Present

ACTIVITES

Bourbon Community Hospital – Trustee

Chairperson, 2007


Bourbon County Bar Association – Member

President, 2003 – Present


Historic Paris Bourbon County, Inc. – Member

Director, 2000 – Present

Second Vice President, 2004

President, 2006- Present


Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers – Member

Kentucky Bar Association – Member

Friends of the Paris- Bourbon County Library – Member

Friends of Ashland – Member

Bourbon County Alumni Association - Member

University of Kentucky Alumni Association - Member

Paris-Bourbon County Chamber of Commerce – Member

Bourbon County Homemakers - Member

Daughters of American Revolution, Jemima Johnson Chapter – Member

First Christian Church, Paris, Kentucky - Member

Bluegrass Conservancy - Member