Allison Ball is the 38th State Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, currently serving her second term. Prior to her role as State Treasurer, Treasurer Ball practiced bankruptcy law and focused on consumer rights and commercial litigation. As part of her time in public service, Treasurer Ball spent four years as an Assistant Floyd County Attorney, prosecuting child abuse and juvenile delinquency cases.
Treasurer Ball has a rich Kentucky history; her family has been in Eastern Kentucky since the 1790s. She holds a degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law and was very active while a student there, serving as President of the University of Kentucky Chapter of the Federalist Society.
Treasurer Ball has led a professional career developing and improving the economic mobility of individual Kentuckians. She developed a deep appreciation of entrepreneurialism and small businesses when, at the age of 9, she started her first business selling pencils, and continued with the operation of a small town law practice. Treasurer Ball understands the importance of a balanced budget and fiscal responsibility in any enterprise.
Treasurer Ball is a fierce watchdog for Kentucky taxpayer dollars. Since taking office, she has returned a record $131 million of unclaimed property, more than any State Treasurer in Kentucky history in a single term. She is committed to good governance and transparency and is responsible for launching Kentucky's transparency website showing how the state government spends its money. Additionally, Treasurer Ball started a savings and investment program for Kentuckians with disabilities called STABLE Kentucky that allows families to save money while continuing to receive assistance, at no cost to Kentuckians. Treasurer Ball has been a national leader for improved financial literacy. As part of these efforts, she established the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Database and the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission.
She earned the most votes in both the 2015 and 2019 elections. A Floyd County native, 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 2021, 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.