Reginald Thomas

State Senator, District 13



Thomas, Reginald (01-07-14)

Reginald L. Thomas was elected to the Kentucky State Senate in 2013 in a special election. He took his oath of office and began service in January 2014. He represents the 13th District of Fayette County.



Sen. Thomas is a graduate of Dartmouth College (A.B., 1975) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1978).



An attorney, he serves as an assistant professor at Kentucky State University. He was general counsel for KSU from 1984-1995. He also served as an assistant professor of law at the University of Kentucky Law School from 1980-84 and was with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 1978-80.


An active member of his community, he serves or has served on the board of the Lexington Actors Guild since 2009, the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau (2007-12), the Kentucky Conference of Community and Justice (now the Plantory) since 2003, Bluegrass Community and Technical College (2002-07), and Commerce Lexington (2001-03). He was elected to the Fayette County Superintendent Search Committee in 2003. He is a member of the 1985 Inaugural Class of Leadership Kentucky.


Senator Thomas and his wife, Lynda Morris Thomas, reside in Lexington. They have a daughter, Johanna, and two sons, Leonard and William Phillip, and a granddaughter. They are members of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, where he also serves on the board of trustees.


Senate 2014-present


Interim Committees
Economic Development and Tourism; Education; Health and Welfare; Labor and Industry; Postsecondary Education

Session Committees
Economic Development, Tourism and Labor (S); Education (S); Health and Welfare (S)



Contact Information
Frankfort Office: Capitol Annex, Room 255, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Frankfort Phone: 502-564-8100, ext. 608


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