Voncel Thacker - 7th District
Seventh District counties: Breathitt, Floyd, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike
Voncel D. Thacker partners with his father in owning and operating Hindman Promart Home Center in Hindman. He also is construction supervisor of Elk Glen, LLC, where he oversees all construction and maintenance of The Meadow Subdivision near Hindman.
Thacker, a licensed guide, founded Shady Creek Outfitters, a local elk and turkey guide service in east Kentucky. He helped bring nationally acclaimed sponsors to Kentucky and introduced film producers and national outdoor shows to east Kentucky.
He is a longtime participant in multiple conservation organizations, such as National Wild Turkey Federation and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and the National Rifle Association and assisted handicapped and youth in hunt of a lifetime experiences.
Thacker is a strong believer in farming and coal mining and his affiliations include Friends of Coal, Coal Mining Our Future, Hills and Holler Productions, Bone Rush Hunting Apparel, Level Lock Shooting Systems, Montana Decoys, Fox Pro Game Calls, National Wild Turkey Federation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, National Rifle Association and Hunters for the Hungry.
Born and raised in Hindman, he graduated Knott County Central High. He is married and the father of two daughters. He is proud to serve with other commission members in helping promote hunting and fishing in Kentucky.