H. John Schaaf Executive Director
Mr. Schaaf joined the Legislative Ethics Commission in
June 2004. Prior to that, he was the General Counsel and staff attorney
for the Legislative Research Commission since 1988. His other
employment experience includes several years with a Louisville law firm,
and a brief stint as editor of a weekly newspaper. He received a journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and a J.D. from the University of Louisville School of Law.
Laura Hendrix Counsel
Ms. Hendrix joined the Commission staff in May 2018 and serves as counsel to the Commission. Before joining the Commission staff, she was the General Counsel for the Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives, the General Counsel for the Legislative Research Commission, the Committee Staff Administrator for the Elections, Constitutional Amendments and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, and a Legislative Analyst for the Health and Welfare Committee of the LRC. Prior to her legislative service, she was the General Counsel for the Executive Branch Ethics Commission, Assistant General Counsel for the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, and clerked for Judge William L. Graham of the Franklin Circuit Court. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from Washington University in St. Louis and a J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law. She is a 2018 Henry Toll Fellow.