Treasurer Allison Ball is currently serving her second term as Kentucky State Treasurer. She was the top vote-getter twice, in both the 2015 and 2019 elections. Treasurer Ball is a fierce watchdog for taxpayer dollars and a national leader for financial literacy. In part of her commitment to expand financial literacy in Kentucky: she hosted the free financial literacy conference for women, Smart Women Smart Money; championed the law that made financial literacy a high school requirement; established the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission which she chairs and created the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Database. Since taking office, she has returned a record $131 million in unclaimed property, and returned more than any State Treasurer in Kentucky history in a single term. Additionally, Treasurer Ball started STABLE Kentucky, a savings and investment program for Kentuckians with disabilities.
Treasurer Ball’s family has been from Floyd County for nine generations, since the 1790s. Treasurer Ball and her husband, Dr. Asa James Swan, have two children, Levi and Marigold. In 2018, Treasurer Ball became the first Kentucky constitutional officer to give birth while in office. In July, she made history again by giving birth a second time while in office with the birth of her daughter, Marigold. When first elected, she was the youngest female statewide elected official in the U.S