Former Representative / Forest Hills, KY
A former underground coal miner, Chris Harris was first elected to the Kentucky House of Representative in 2014. He represents the 93rd legislative district of Kentucky, serving Martin and Pike counties. Chris is a member of the Committees on Tourism, Small Business, and Information Technology, Transportation, and Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection. Prior to his election to the Kentucky General Assembly, Chris served in local government as a Pike County Magistrate for 12 years. During his tenure, he was elected by county officials from across the Commonwealth as the President of the Kentucky Association of Counties, a bipartisan organization dedicated to serving all of Kentucky and advocating for legislative solutions for issues affecting county governments around the Commonwealth.
When the General Assembly is not in session, Rep. Harris works at his private law practice. Chris is licensed to practice law in Kentucky and West Virginia and has argued cases before the Supreme Courts of both states. He and his wife Leslie have three children, Corbin, Wilson, and Emma, and live in Pike County, Kentucky.
Chris Harris’s Ideas
Problem Kentucky’s current Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act lacks provisions defining the ‘good-faith effort’ required of insurers attempting to inform beneficiaries of amounts owed them under life insurance policies, annuity contracts and retained asset accounts. Due to the lack of specific requirements, many beneficiaries are never informed of benefits they […]
Safety Net | Chris Harris | Former Representative | Forest Hills, KY
Problem Open records laws allow citizens to be privy to what their local, state, and federal governments are doing with taxpayer money. They also provide transparency so that citizens can see whether or not elected officials are performing appropriately. During his tenure as a Magistrate on the Pike County Fiscal […]
Smart Government | Chris Harris | Former Representative | Forest Hills, KY
Problem The steady decline of the coal industry led to a growing number of dilapidated and dangerous abandoned homes in Pike County, Kentucky. As the population decreased, many homes were left unoccupied and became dangerous eye sores in their communities. These abandoned and dilapidated homes lowered property values for other […]
Housing | Chris Harris | Former Representative | Forest Hills, KY