Senator Westerfield is the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and also serves as a member on the Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee; the Agriculture Committee; the Capital Planning Advisory Board; the Natural Resources and Energy Committee; the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee; the Program Review and Investigations Committee; the Budget Review Subcommittee on Justice and Judiciary; and serves as Co-Chair of the Juvenile Justice Oversight Council.
Whitney is a lifelong resident of Hopkinsville, in Christian County, Kentucky, and presently is an attorney with the Fletcher Law Firm in Hopkinsville after serving over five years as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney. Now in private practice, Whitney serves clients all over Western Kentucky.
Whitney and his wife, Amanda, have one daughter, with another child on the way, and the four attend First Baptist Church in Hopkinsville.
2013 KASAP Legislative Champion for Justice
2013 Kentucky Chamber MVP
2013 Lexington FOP Appreciation Award - Bryan Durman Act
2013 Henry Toll Fellow, Council of State Governments
2014 Kentucky County Attorney Assoc. Legislator of the Year
2014 Public Advocate Award
2014 Kentucky Chamber MVP
2014 Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky Legislator of the Year
2014 Kentucky Psychological Association Distinguished Public Service Award
2015 Kentucky Non-Profit Network Advocacy Partner
2015 Friend of Kentucky Cities Award
2016 Kentucky Chamber MVP
2017 Kentucky Chamber MVP