Party affiliation: Democrat
Jody Richards, state legislator, communications educator, small business owner. Recipient Distinguished Service award National Art Education Association, 1992. President board directors Southern Kentucky Fair; board directors Bowling Green Girls Club, United Way, Warren County (Kentucky) Drug Abuse Task Force. Member Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, Bowling Green Noon Rotary Club.
Member faculty in journalism Western Kentucky University, from 1962. Owner Superior Books, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Speaker Kentucky House of Representatives, since 1995, member Dist 20, since 2006.
Vice chair Southern Legislative Conference, since 1998. Member advisory board directors Republic Savings Bank.
Denomination: Church of Christ