shining a light on how our tax dollars are spent

"As Auditor, I would be committed to eliminating waste and abuse where it exists."

Kim Reeder is a tax attorney and the Democratic candidate running for Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts. She grew up poor in Rowan County, part of eastern Kentucky, as the oldest child of a mother who was one of eleven and married at the age of 16. Despite the challenges of her upbringing, Kim’s mother instilled in her a strong work ethic and a determination to succeed. Kim worked hard to overcome her humble beginnings and earned acceptance into Yale University, where she graduated with a degree in Political Science. She then went on to earn a Master of Public Policy from Duke University and a law degree from the University of North Carolina Law School. After graduating, Kim worked for some of the best law firms in the country, earning recognition in 2011 as one of the top 10 tax attorneys in the nation by industry publication State Tax Notes. In 2014, Kim made the difficult decision to return to Kentucky to help care for her mother who was dying. After her mother’s passing, Kim stayed in her home state and during a teacher shortage became a full-time substitute teacher to help a teacher taking maternity leave. This experience led her to obtain a teaching certificate and ultimately to teach in some of the most disadvantaged classrooms in Kentucky. While teaching she coached Speech and Debate and was named 2019 Kentucky District New Coach of the Year by the National Speech and Debate Association. Kim's commitment to public service and her passion for education and social justice led her to running for Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts. Even with her success as a tax attorney, Kim understands the importance of giving back to her community and fighting to ensure our tax dollars are not being wasted or misspent. Kim's personal experience growing up poor has given her a unique perspective on the challenges facing many Kentuckians today. Her commitment to serving her community is rooted in her belief that everyone deserves a fair shot at success, regardless of their background or economic circumstances. If elected, Kim will work tirelessly to shine the light of the Auditor’s office to improve the lives of all Kentuckians.


P.O. Box 1358, Frankfort, Ky. 40602