Allison Joy Ball

Hon. Allison Joy Ball

State Treasurer, Commonwealth of Kentucky

Allison Ball is the 38th State Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the youngest statewide female elected official in the country. Prior to her role as State Treasurer, Treasurer Ball practiced bankruptcy law and focused on consumer rights and commercial litigation. As part of her time in public service, Treasurer Ball spent four years as an Assistant Floyd County Attorney, prosecuting child abuse and juvenile delinquency cases.

Treasurer Ball has a rich Kentucky history; her family has been in Eastern Kentucky since the 1790s. She holds a degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law and was very active while a student there, serving as President of the University of Kentucky Chapter of the Federalist Society.

Treasurer Ball has led a professional career developing and improving the economic mobility of individual Kentuckians. She developed a deep appreciation of entrepreneurialism and small businesses when, at the age of 9, she started her first business selling pencils, and continued with the operation of a small town law practice. Treasurer Ball understands the importance of a balanced budget and fiscal responsibility in any enterprise.

Treasurer Ball is focusing on strengthening transparency in state government, while also being a watchdog for Kentucky taxpayer money spent in Frankfort. In 2017 Treasurer Ball launched a new transparency initiative, making it easier and Kentuckians to see how state government was spending their money.  Treasurer Ball has also launched the STABLE Kentucky initiative, a savings and investment program for Kentuckians with disabilities. Treasurer Ball is also a member of the Kentucky Teacher Retirement Systems board.

Treasurer Ball is married to Taylor County, Kentucky native, Asa James Swan.