Representative Jill York

Serving Kentucky's 96th District

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Since she returned home from college in 1988, Jill has been an advocate for community improvement and has lent her time and expertise to groups and causes that seek to improve life in Northeastern Kentucky. She won the December 8, 2009 special election for State Representative of the 96th District and took office on December 14, 2009.

Jill and her husband, Donald M. Malone, make their home in Grayson, Ky. She is the daughter of the late Sally Hunter York and the late James H. “Hap” York, a dynamic couple whose warmth, humor and values appealed to all who knew them. Jill and Don attend Bayless Memorial Presbyterian Church in Grayson. They delight in spending time with their Godson Luis, his wife Alison and their precious children Emma and Eli.

Jill is a member of Delta Theta of Phi Mu, has served as a Junior Achievement Consultant and has been an Assistant Advisor for Venture Crew 160 BSA. A member of the National Rifle Association, she is rated A+ for her votes to preserve rights granted to Americans by the Second Amendment. At the age of 21, she became a member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) and served in most all the officer positions over the span of her Jaycee career. Jill was one of the Jaycees responsible for the reformation of the Carter County Fair Board in 1993 and continues to serve as a director on the Fair Board today. As president of the Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce, Jill was instrumental in the establishment of the chamber's first office on Main Street. She remains as an active voice for economic development on the Chamber Board of Directors.

1984 graduate of East Carter High School, Grayson, Ky.
1988 graduate with BA in psychology from Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.
1990-1992 Graduate work in Journalism at the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University, Huntington, W Va.

Jill operates Up All Night Media LLC, a communications and public relations company that is the digital and new media offshoot of the print and design firm she ran since 1993. PrintWorks Unlimited, Inc was a small printing and design firm whose scope evolved from being the "neighborhood print shop" to a web-based portal and set the stage for Up All Night Media which has been in business since late 2017. As a small business owner and an active community partner -- Jill continues to lend her expertise to the promotion and advancement of many community causes and activities.

Jill was elected in 2009 in a Special Election to the Kentucky House of Representatives.

Past president of the Grayson Jaycees
Past president of the Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce
Currently serves on Board of Directors for Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce
Co-Chair of Grayson Kentucky successful "Renaissance City" initiative
Past Editor of the Kentucky Jaycee Newspaper, “The Kentucky Colonel”
Past President of the Carter County Fair Board
Media Chair of Carter County Fair Board
Past Chairman and Co-Chair of the Carter County Summer Bash
Assistant Advisor, Venture Crew 160 BSA, Bayless Memorial Presbyterian Church
Junior Achievement Consultant to Prichard Elementary School
Past President of the Carter County Republican Women’s Club
Carter County Corn Maze, Maze Crew
Boyd County Republican Women's Club Member
Louisa Rotary Member

1989-90 -- Grayson Jaycees “Jaycee of the Year”
1991-92 -- Kentucky Jaycees “Community Development Vice President of the Year”
1991-92 -- Kentucky Jaycees “Program Manager of the Year”
1992 -- Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
1995 -- “S.U. Pratt Community Service award” Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce
Kentucky Jaycee Thoroughbred #680
2004 -- Named by Gov. Patton to serve on Judicial Nominating Commission 37th Judicial Circuit & District
2004 -- East Kentucky Leadership Award for Organizations -- the Summer Bash Community Fundraiser -- Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce and Carter County Fair Board
2005 -- Appointed by Gov. Fletcher to open seat on Carter County Fiscal Cour
In 2006 -- represented Kentucky at U.S. Senate Leadership Summit in Washington, DC.
In 2008 -- named “Keystone of Grayson” by Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce.
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