Grimes was born November 23, 1978 in Maysville, Kentucky. After graduating high school she earned a bachelor's degree from Rhodes College and a J.D. from American University. Following school she returned home to work as an attorney in Lexington, specializing in intellectual property and business litigation. She first took public office in 2012 after being voted in as Secretary of State where she currently serves.

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U.S. Senate

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Current Position

Secretary of State

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Full Name: 
Alison Lundergan Grimes

Maysville, Kentucky

Alma Mater: 
Rhodes College
American University (J.D.)


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Grimes supports a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.

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Grimes believes the U.S. should use all of its domestic energy resources including an increase in coal mining.

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Legislative Career

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Secretary of State
2012 to Curr.