Kris Knochelmann

Kenton County Judge/Executive 

Kris is a lifelong resident of Kenton County where he grew up in Taylor Mill as the youngest of 9 children. He went on to graduate from Covington Latin School, then Xavier University with a degree in Accounting which has served him well in his family business and serving the county. 

Kris and his wife Lisa are owners of Schneller and Knochelmann Plumbing Heating and Air, a business founded in 1928, with offices in Covington and Cincinnati. Kris has been working in the industry since he was 15. The company now consists of nearly 70 employees, including a management team that runs the company day to day while Kris serves Kenton County. 

Kris is currently your Kenton County Judge Executive after previously serving as County Commissioner for District Three. He has been a vocal advocate for government efficiency, cooperation and holding bureaucracy accountable. During his first term as Judge Executive Kris led the effort to reform the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) Board in conjunction with the General Assembly. He is also a leader in the fight against the Heroin Epidemic that plagues our streets and neighborhoods in Northern Kentucky. 

Kris and his wife Lisa are parishioners at St. Joseph’s in Crescent Springs where they live with their 3 children Liz, Ben, and Drew. 

Gary Moore

Boone County Judge/Executive 

Gary W. Moore was first elected Judge/Executive for Boone County, Kentucky in 1998.  The Judge/Executive is the highest elected office in county government. Boone County is the fourth largest and one of the fastest growing counties in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.   

Gary Moore’s tenure as Judge/Executive parallels a distinguished career in both private business and public service. Judge Moore currently serves as the First Vice President of the National Association of Counties (NACo), First Vice President of OKI Regional Board of Governments, and  is the past Chairman of the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Board of Trustees. Recenlty Judge Moore was elected as the President of Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo).  

Judge/Executive, Gary Moore has provided vision and leadership for Boone County during a period of tremendous growth and development.  As a result, just in the last ten years Boone County has been awarded over 150 economic projects totaling $3.6 Billion in capital investment, creating more than 16,000 new jobs.  Boone County’s population has increased from 86,000 residents from the year 2000, to over 130,000 in 2017. 

Judge Moore continues to build strong partnerships with the cities, schools, and agencies across the County, State and the region. These working relationships have delivered results that have improved the economic development, growth, and the overall quality of life for people of Boone County.  With Judge Moore’s leadership, the County has continued to grow as a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family. 

Steve Pendery

Campbell County Judge/Executive

Judge Pendery was elected County Judge/Executive in November 1998. A lifelong resident of Campbell County, Judge Pendery has served as Campbell County Judge/Executive since 1999. Prior to his service to the Fiscal Court, he was Mayor of Ft. Thomas from 1990 until 1998 and a Councilman from 1984 until 1990. 

He and his wife Dana have two children, Chase and Allie, and is the co-owner of Pendery Insurance and Risk Management Group. Judge Pendery is a graduate of Highlands High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Denison University and is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Law. 

Judge Pendery is involved in many community organizations. Among others, he serves on the board of the Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-Ed), the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, the Northern Kentucky University Foundation and the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts. Steve is a member of the Campbell Leadership Action Group, and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. He also belongs to the Kentucky Bar Association and the CPCU Society, which are professional associations. 

Judge Pendery is a graduate of Leadership Kentucky. He is a member of Christ Church UCC. 

Garren Colvin

St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Garren Colvin has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Elizabeth Healthcare since June 2015. In January 2011, Mr. Colvin was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to 2011, Mr. Colvin served in the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He has more than 35 years of experience in the industry. Mr. Colvin joined St. Elizabeth Healthcare in May 1983, beginning as a co-op student while in school at Thomas More College. He left St. Elizabeth in 1999 to serve as Corporate Controller for Tri-Health before returning to St. Elizabeth Healthcare one year later in 2000 to take on the role of Vice President of Finance. Under his leadership and direction, St. Elizabeth Healthcare has shown a consistent financial increase and improvement each year. In 2009, this improvement reached new heights as Standard & Poor’s and Fitch upgraded St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s bond ratings to AA- (up from A+). Mr. Colvin was instrumental in the merger of the former St. Luke Hospitals and St. Elizabeth Medical Center and helped position the former St. Luke Hospitals to achieve a positive financial performance. He also provided key expertise during the consolidation of Patient First and Summit Medical Groups into St. Elizabeth Physicians, and he played an integral part in Comprehensive Cardiology joining St. Elizabeth Physicians.  

Most recently, Mr. Colvin has been active in the transition of the Kentucky offices of OHC – Cancer and Blood Disorder Specialists – in Crestview Hills and Ft. Thomas in becoming part of the St. Elizabeth network. This is significant for oncology patients and the future of oncology care as St. Elizabeth will be establishing a roadmap for Northern Kentucky’s first-ever comprehensive cancer center.  

In August 2016, Mr. Colvin was awarded Cincinnati Business Courier’s C-Suite Award for Chief Executive Officer, and was also named a Hero Against Heroin by Transitions Inc. and received a humanitarian award for his commitment and fight against the heroin epidemic.  

Mr. Colvin is a founding member of the Kentucky Health Collaborative and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He serves on the boards of the Kentucky Health Collaborative, Kentucky Hospital Association, The Health Collaborative, Balance Health Kentucky, Tri-State Healthcare Laundry, St. Elizabeth Board of American Nursing Care – Home Care, American Heart Association Cincinnati chapter, American Red Cross, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Andy Dalton Foundation.  

Mr. Colvin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Business Administration from Thomas More College in 1986 and a Master of Business Administration from Northern Kentucky University in 1996. 

Scott Hardcorn

Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force/Executive Director

Director Hardcorn is a lifelong resident of Northern Kentucky. He grew up in Kenton County and now resides in Campbell County. He has an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Law Enforcement from the Northern Kentucky University and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Management from Union Institute & University. Director Hardcorn is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 267, and a graduate of the Ohio Law Enforcement Foundation’s Certified Law Enforcement Executive program, CLEE XXV.

Director Hardcorn started his law enforcement career in February 2001, with the Newport Police Department. In June of 2002, he transferred to the Kenton County Police Department. During his tenure at KCPD he had numerous assignments to include: a five-year assignment as a narcotics investigator with the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force and a two-year assignment as a Task Force Officer with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives. As a patrol officer he worked his way through the ranks to the position of Lieutenant Colonel. In October 2015, he was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police and served in that capacity until May 2021, when he accepted his current role as the Executive Director of the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force.

The Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force is a drug investigative task force comprised of agents assigned from various law enforcement agencies in Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties. The Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force has been designated to be part of the federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program and is included in the Ohio HIDTA.

Director Hardcorn has developed long-lasting personal and professional relationships in the Northern Kentucky law enforcement community that provide an invaluable network of partnerships all working together to best serve the community.

Kim Moser

Kentucky State Representative & Legislative Liaison

A resident of Taylor Mill, Kentucky, Kim Moser is deeply committed to community well-being. She has spent her adult life supporting conservative causes and public health issues. She is a Registered Nurse with a specialty in Neonatal ICU and flight nursing. She served as the NKY Director for the office of Drug Control Policy from 2014 to 2018 and currently serves on the NKY Drug Control Policy Board – an office that works to stem the tide of heroin and addiction in our region. Kim has been instrumental in helping pass legislation to combat this epidemic and is working to implement policies that will save lives and improve our communities.

Kim is fiscally conservative and solution-oriented.  Our families deserve someone who will work hard to preserve our conservative values.  With a common sense approach, Kim Moser works hard to preserve our conservative values to improve our state’s health care, educational system, and economy.

Kim and her husband Neal have been married for 33 years. They have five sons and two grandchildren. Kim enjoys working with and representing her neighbors in the 64th District.