Ken Rechtin

Board of Commissioners
Title: Commissioner
Phone: 859-292-3687

Ken first served as a City Commissioner from 1992 to 2002 and was a Campbell County Commissioner from 2003 to 2014. Prior to seeking elected office, Ken was an Ombudsman for the City from 1978 to 1980. He returned for a new term as City Commissioner in January 2017.


A Campbell County native and graduate of Covington Latin School, he holds a bachelor's degree from Northern Kentucky University.


With past professional experience in commercial banking, sales and marketing, and not-for-profit management, Ken now works as a freelance opinion columnist and operates a small urban farm of twelve hens and three colonies of bees right here in Newport.

Other Involvements

Ken's extensive community service has included committee work and leadership positions with the Municipal Government League of Northern Kentucky, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, OKI, United Way, and Holly Hill.


Ken and his wife Tina have rehabbed houses in Bellevue, Newport, Aurora (Indiana), and Fort Thomas. They have four grown children and ten grandchildren.


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