Amanda Mays Bledsoe represents the 12th Senate District, including Boyle, Mercer, and Woodford Counties, and part of Fayette County. She is UK grad, wife, and mom. She has an extensive background in public policy and a clear record of community service.

Amanda’s family has lived in Senate District 12 for four generations. Rooted to the area, Amanda uses her experience to make this an even better place to live.

She serves as Senate Appropriations and Revenue vice chair and Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee co-chair. Bledsoe is a member of the Senate Families and Children, Licensing and Occupations, and State and Local Government Committees. Additionally, she serves as a member of each budget review subcommittee, which includes: Economic Development and Tourism, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection; Education; General Government; Finance and Public Protection; Human Resources; and Justice and Judiciary. During the 2023 Interim she was named as a member of the Health & Human Services Delivery System Task Force.

Her work has not gone unnoticed, and her recognitions include:

  • “Tax Policy Champion” from KY Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • “Legislative Hero Award” from KY Hospital Association
  • “Human Rights Ally Award” from Lexington Human Rights Commission
  • “2023 Champion Award” from KY Equine Ed Project
  • “Friend of Cities” from Kentucky League of Cities
  • “2023 Legislative Champion Award” from Associated General Contractors of America, Kentucky Chapter

Community Leadership

Amanda is currently serving on the board of The Salvation Army of the Bluegrass, Natalie's Sisters, and the Kentucky Blood Center. Her community experience has focused on serving our neighbors in need, especially women and children. Such involvement has included providing free, quality health care for at-risk women as the 2009 Chair of the Board of the Assurance Care Center. Amanda has previously served as a board member of the Christian Student Fellowship at the University of Kentucky. She has also worked to support fathers and daughters in Lexington by co-founding Her Knight Dance, which raises funds for parenting initiatives in Central Kentucky.

With degrees in both Philosophy and Classical Studies from Hillsdale College, Amanda received her Master’s degree in International Affairs/National Security Policy from the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky. 

She and her husband, Todd, have two children, Mays and Annabeth.