Margaret Plattner

Over 35 Years of Service to Country and Commonwealth

Margaret has dedicated her professional career to serving Kentucky and our country. Now she’s extending that service by becoming the Democratic candidate for Kentucky House of Representatives—33rd District.


As a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy—both active and reserve—Margaret served for more than 10 years in intelligence and logistics in the Washington, D.C. area, Santa Barbara and Long Beach, CA, and Japan. 


Kentucky Leadership and Service

Margaret then extended her public service through over 20 years of leadership positions in Kentucky state government, including:

  • Deputy commissioner of Veteran’s Affairs in two administrations​

    • Saving Kentucky more than $1 million through the creation of a strong safety program for long-term care units in state veterans’ homes

    • Coordinating passage of legislation for service-disabled veteran-owned businesses

  • Deputy commissioner of the Department for Vehicle Regulation

  • Statewide coordinator of the Teen Tobacco Compliance Program

  • Director of a program to reform the non-emergency Medicaid transportation program, eliminating waste, abuse, and fraud

Margaret also has extensive experience with the legislative process and management, serving as legislative liaison for the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Broad Understanding of the Commonwealth

Margaret has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by House District 33 and the Commonwealth, including the importance of responsible economic development. Born in Louisville where she also lived with her daughter Linton for 10 years, Margaret has traveled the state extensively and understands Kentucky from a broad perspective.

In-Depth Knowledge of Governmental Affairs

Margaret also brings a wide knowledge base and in-depth experience in governmental affairs to her candidacy. She earned her B.A. in political science from Denison University, her M.A. in International Affairs from Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and her J.D. from Chase College of Law, Northern KY University.


She also holds an executive certificate from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in strategic management of regulatory affairs and decision-making skills.

Join Margaret’s Campaign for Kentucky

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, Margaret has the knowledge and skills we need to move Kentucky forward.


To learn more about Margaret's qualifications to be your State Representative, see her full bio hereYou can support Margaret in her run to be your representative by voting and volunteering.




Support Our Cause


-State Representative 

District 33 -

  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Instagram Icon

© 2020 by Margaret Plattner



Plattner for State Representative

P.O. Box 221203

Louisville, KY  40252