Margaret the Kentuckian...
Margaret Plattner has dedicated her professional career serving Kentucky and our nation. She’s extending that service by becoming a Democratic candidate for Kentucky House of Representatives—33rd District.
As a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy - both active and reserve - Margaret served in intelligence and logistics in the Washington, D.C. area, Santa Barbara and Long Beach, CA and Japan. She extended her public service in leadership positions to more than 20 years in Kentucky state government, which include:
►Deputy commissioner of Veteran’s Affairs in two administrations
Coordinated passage of legislation for service-disabled veteran-owned businesses
Saved Kentucky more than $1 million through the creation of a strong safety program for long term care units in state veterans’ homes.
►Deputy commissioner of Department for Vehicle Regulation
►Teen Tobacco Compliance Program—statewide coordinator
►Reformed the non-emergency Medicaid transportation program, eliminating abuse and fraud
Notably, Margaret has experience with the legislative process and management, serving as a legislative liaison for the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. She understands the importance of responsible economic development for House District 33 and the Commonwealth.
Margaret was educated at Denison University with a B.A. in political science, M.A. in International Affairs from Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. and has a J.D. from Chase College of Law, Northern KY University. Further, she has an executive certificate from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in strategic management of regulatory affairs and decision making skills. She possesses a wide knowledge base in governmental affairs as well as experience.
Margaret was born in Louisville, lived in Florida during her childhood and spent her teen age years in northern Kentucky. Throughout her life, she visited her grandparents and other family members frequently in Frankfort and Lexington. Later, Margaret moved back to Louisville and lived in the Metro area for 10 years with her talented daughter Linton, a recent graduate of Centre College. She has traveled the state extensively and understands the Commonwealth from a broad perspective.
Margaret brings experience, energy and dedication to her drive to represent and advocate for the citizens of the 33rd House District. In this important endeavor and at this critical time, support Margaret in her run to be your representative! See Margaret's bio here.