More than two months after the Republican primary the GOP gubernatorial nominee has found a running-mate in state Sen. Robby Mills, of Henderson.
Daniel Cameron announced his pick on Wednesday morning, after months of speculation – tapping the 57-year-old western Kentucky business owner and former city commissioner.
“I was looking for a true conservative with a strong track record of getting things done. Someone who shares our values and fights for what’s right,” Cameron said. “That’s why I’m proud to announce state Sen. Robby Mills as my running mate.”
“As your Attorney General I’ve shown I will always defend Kentucky values and I’ve found that same conviction in Robby Mills who will be Kentucky’s next Lieutenant Governor,” Cameron said. “Robby Mills is a strong conservative with a history of beating legacy Democrats in a historically strong Democrat region. He is a respected state senator, business-owner, and man of faith.”
If elected as Lieutenant Governor, Mills would be the only constitutional officer who lives west of I-65.
“I am humbled to have been asked to serve alongside Daniel Cameron as Lieutenant Governor for the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” Mills said. “When the General Assembly passed laws that limited Beshear’s overreaching powers and reflected the will of our constituents, Daniel successfully defended those laws. It is imperative we have leadership in Kentucky who will actually work with the General Assembly on real solutions.”
Mills has served in the Kentucky Senate from the 4th district since 2019 when he defeated longtime state senator and Senate Minority Leader Dorsey Ridley by 484 votes. In 2022, Mills won re-election with 66 percent of the vote. Mills also served in the Kentucky House of Representatives from the 11th district from 2017 to 2018, and as a City Commissioner in Henderson from 1998 to 2016.
Mills currently serves as the Chairman of the Senate State & Local Government Committee.
Cameron has made both an ideological and geographical choice in his running mate. Coming from the Republican legislature Mills can parry the economic achievements of the Gov. Beshear and point to the work of the Republican Super Majority in the General Assembly. On the geographical side, Mills can be a block to the positives Beshear has received from his handling of deadly tornadoes that swept through Western Kentucky. He also was a driving force behind the “Save Our Women’s Sports” Act, which banned boys from competing in girls’ sports.