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Treasurer-elect Metcalf announces his transition team co-chairs

By: - November 10, 2023 10:40 am

Rep. Josh Bray, R-Mount Vernon, above, will help lead Treasurer-elect Mark Metcalf’s transition. (LRC Public Information)

Kentucky Republican Treasurer-elect Mark Metcalf named his transition team co-chairs — state Rep. Josh Bray, R-Mount Vernon, and Caroline Cash, U.S. Rep. James Comer’s chief of staff. 

A press release said both Bray and Cash “share Metcalf’s vision of the Treasurer’s office doing more with less, protecting pensions, advocating for taxpayers, and faithfully serving the people of the Commonwealth.” 

“Rep. Josh Bray has become a strong voice in the General Assembly and has proven he understands the importance of small and smart government,” Metcalf said in a statement. “Ms. Cash’s leadership in DC has been vital as Kentucky’s James Comer works to provide needed oversight over the Biden administration. Both are trusted friends and respected leaders. I am grateful they have agreed to help lead our transition efforts as we prepare to get to work for the people of Kentucky.” 

A website for Metcalf’s transition will launch soon and include ways to inquire about employment opportunities and submit inquiries. 

Outgoing Treasurer Allison Ball, a Republican, was recently elected Kentucky’s next state auditor. She served two terms as treasurer. 

Bray was elected to the House of Representatives in 2020. He is a co-chair of the General Assembly’s Jail & Corrections Reform Task Force and serves as vice-chair of the House’s Local Government Committee. Additionally, Bray is a member of the Banking & Insurance, Health Services, Judiciary, and the Appropriations & Revenue committees.  

Cash of Graves County became Comer’s chief of staff in 2016.

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McKenna Horsley
McKenna Horsley

McKenna Horsley covers state politics for the Kentucky Lantern. She previously worked for newspapers in Huntington, West Virginia, and Frankfort, Kentucky. She is from northeastern Kentucky.