Wiederstein will bring clarity and compassion to House
Rob Wiederstein has seen the impact of Kentucky’s laws and as your next state representative, he will contribute to their clarity and compassion.
Wiederstein is running for the state’s 11th House District representing parts of Henderson and Daviess counties.
He has a wide variety of legal experience in real estate, insurance defense, workers’ compensation, social security disability, criminal defense and prosecution. At 30, Wiederstein was one of the youngest judges in Kentucky elected in 1999. Rob successfully defended the office in 2002 winning nearly two-thirds of the vote.
As the chief district judge, he impaneled jurors; coordinated deputy clerks, bailiffs, jailers, and other court participants; and managed approximately 4,000 cases per year in misdemeanor, juvenile delinquency, guardianship, district civil and small claims courts. He also authored five peer-reviewed articles for Kentucky’s statewide bar journal.
“I’ve had 20-plus years as a prosecutor and a judge. It’s one thing to pass a law as an abstraction, it’s another to have to take someone’s license, child, pet or freedom as a result of that law,” Wiederstein said. “I’ve seen the real-life impact of Kentucky’s laws and think I can contribute to their clarity and compassion.”
He serves or formerly served on the following community boards: Big Brothers Big Sisters, United Way, River Valley Behavioral Health, YMCA, Methodist Hospital Bioethics Board, Kentucky District Judges’ Association, Rotary Club International, the Henderson City Lions Club, Henderson County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, Henderson County Early Childhood Council, and the Henderson Human Rights Commission.
Wiederstein was born in Louisville and returned to Kentucky in 1993. He graduated from Hanover College in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Indiana University in 1993 with a law degree.
In March, the United Auto Workers Community Action Program endorsed Wiederstein for his “support of Kentucky’s working families” and “for the efforts of the United Auto Workers’ union members.”
His campaign has expressed its thanks and looks forward to discussions on how the recent changes in state law have impacted unions and how to reverse those for the betterment of all Kentuckians.
“I believe there’s more that unites us than divides us. Our challenges are real, but our future is bright,” Wiederstein said. ” I believe in America, Kentucky and you. That’s why I’m running.”
Rob resides in Henderson, Kentucky, with his wife of 27 years, Cathy Nestrick, and their two adult children. His hobbies include cycling, coding, and banjo. Cathy is also an attorney.