Allison was first elected as Kentucky’s 38th State Treasurer in 2015; she was re-elected in 2019. Both times, she received the most votes of any candidate on the ballot for any race.
Since taking office she has returned a record amount of unclaimed property to Kentuckians at over $142 million returned. This is a historic achievement as Ball has returned more unclaimed property in one term than any State Treasurer in Kentucky history.
In 2018, Allison Ball became the first Kentuckian to serve as National Chair of the State Financial Officers Foundation – an organization that solves financial issues impacting states across the country. She was also selected for the 2018 The Aspen Institute-Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership program – a program which seeks to bring together the nation's most promising, young political leaders.
Treasurer Ball launched a website that makes it easier for Kentuckians to see how the state government is spending their money – transparency.ky.gov. She also established a savings and investment program for Kentuckians with disabilities called STABLE Kentucky.
In 2018, Allison established the Financial Empowerment Coalition and Database, focused on improving the financial literacy of Kentuckians. Specifically, this database houses resources aimed at empowering aging Kentuckians, Commonwealth employees, emerging adults, Kentuckians with disabilities, low-income families, students, and veterans and military personnel.
Prior to her role as Kentucky State Treasurer, Allison practiced bankruptcy law with a focus on consumer rights and commercial litigation. She also spent four years as an Assistant Floyd County Attorney, prosecuting child abuse and juvenile delinquency cases. Allison holds a law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where she served as President of the University of Kentucky Chapter of the Federalist Society.
Allison Ball’s family has lived in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky since the 1790’s. She started her first entrepreneurial venture at just nine years of age selling pencils with positive messages written on them.