Ken Lucas was raised on a tobacco and dairy farm in Grant County, Kentucky. He has devoted much of his life to public service in northern Kentucky. After graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1955, he served as a pilot in the United States Air Force and in the Air National Guard. Lucas served his community as a member of the Florence City Council, as Boone County Commissioner, as Boone County judge-executive, and in the United States House of Representatives until January, 2005.
He and his wife, Mary Kappas Lucas, have five grown children and 11 grandchildren.
Ken Lucas was consistently one of the most conservative Members of Congress, a proud member of the Pro-Life Caucus and received the endorsement of such groups as the National Rifle Association and the recommendation of the National Right to Life Committee. Lucas was hailed as a "common sense conservative" who believed in cutting taxes, balancing budgets, and investing in our military. He consistently fought for better rural health care, pension security, and more education opportunity for children.
Information obtained from Ken Lucas' campaign website.