About Steve

During his 30-plus years in public service, Steve Pendery has earned a reputation for conservative fiscal policies and sound management, and is well known as a tireless fighter for Campbell County. He has balanced the county budget every year of his time in office while providing first-rate services to county residents. He has eliminated waste, consolidated departments, worked closely with Campbell County cities, and made sure Campbell County got its fair share of state funding.

Steve Pendery is a life-long Campbell Countian. He grew up in Fort Thomas and graduated from Highlands High School (where he was a National Merit Scholar).

Steve attended Denison University (Granville, Ohio) on an academic scholarship and graduated with a degree in economics. He earned a law degree from Ohio State University and returned to Fort Thomas to join the family business—Pendery Insurance and Risk Management Group. Today, he owns the business with his brother, Tom.

Steve lives in Fort Thomas with his wife, Dana. Son Chase, 25, is a captain and a pilot in the US Air Force based in Oklahoma City. He is also a graduate of The Ohio State University. Daughter Allie, 22, recently graduated from the University of Kentucky and will attend the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine in the fall. The family belongs to Christ Church, UCC, in Fort Thomas.

Steve began his public service career as a Fort Thomas city councilman, where he served for six years. He was elected mayor of Fort Thomas, a position he held for nine years. Steve was first elected Campbell County Judge Executive in 1998.

Always active in the community, a sampling of the boards Steve currently serves on would include the Dan Beard Council of Boy Scouts, Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-Ed), Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI), Northern Kentucky University Foundation, Campbell County (Agricultural) Extension Service and Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and holds a number of professional designations in the insurance profession. Steve is a member of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2004.