Crit Luallen

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Crit Luallen
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Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
Years in position 1
Base salary$117,329
Elections and appointments
AppointedNovember 2014
Appointed bySteve Beshear (D)
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts
January 2004 - January 2012
Bachelor'sCentre College (1974)
Date of birthJuly 21, 1952
Place of birthFrankfort, Kentucky
Office website
Crit Luallen (b. July 21, 1952 in Frankfort Kentucky) is the current Democratic Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky. She was first appointed to the office in November 2014 to replace Jerry Abramson, who resigned to join the Obama administration.[1]

She was the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts from January 2004 to January 2012.


Luallen graduated from Centre College in 1974.[2]

Political career

Kentucky Lieutenant Governor (2014-present)

Luallen has served as Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky since November 2014. She replaced Jerry Abramson prior to the end of his first term in office.[1]



See also: Kentucky state executive official elections, 2011

Luallen did not run for re-election of state auditor in 2011.


Luallen won re-election as state auditor in the November 2007 election, defeating Republican candidate Linda Greenwell.[3]

Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Crit Luallen (D) 591,910 59.2%
Linda Greenwell (R) 408,617 40.8%

Campaign donors


In 2007, Luallen collected $674,426 in donations.[4]

Listed below were the top five contributors to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Crit Luallen for Auditor Campaign $123,420
Kentucky Democratic Party $73,012
Jefferson County Teachers Association $2,000
William Street $2,000
Steve Wilson $2,000


In 2009, Governing magazine named Luallen as one of eight "Public Officials of the Year" for her anti-corruption efforts.[5] Other honorees included Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed, and Minnesota Representative Phyllis Kahn. Each year since 1994, Governing has selected a handful of state and local officials to honor for standout job performance. The Public Officials of the Year program "recognizes leaders from state, city and county government who exemplify the ideals of public service."[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jerry Abramson
Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts
Succeeded by
Adam Edelen