House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell shares his ideas on 2018 priorities

House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell isn’t sure what will be on the table when a special session is called to tackle tax and pension reform. But, he does have ideas on what he sees as a priority for the… Read More

Shell attends ribbon cutting for EKU’s Lancaster Center

EKU News release LANCASTER —Eastern Kentucky University’s Lancaster Center, located on the city’s courthouse square, held its ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony on Tuesday, April 25, in celebration of the newly renovated facility. Many supporters of the restoration project… Read More

At age 29, he’s one of the most important Republicans in Kentucky

Jonathan Shell had been sitting in the Capitol parking lot with his wife, Brooke, for 45 minutes. They had talked. They had called their pastor. They had prayed. The couple had just spent their day at a seminar on campaign… Read More

Litany of business-friendly legislation under consideration for GOP caucus, Rep. Shell says

FRANKFORT — From his fourth floor office, Rep. Jonathan Shell, one of the key players in flipping control of the state House, is contemplating initiatives and positioning himself for a leadership role in the majority party. Shell, R-Lancaster, has not… Read More

House Republicans ready to take next steps after historic wins on Election Day

from Kentucky Chamber Bottom Line Following a historic wave of GOP victories across the state, Kentucky House Republicans are ready to get to work as the supermajority and pass pro-business legislation, Rep. Jonathan Shell says. In an interview with The… Read More

GOP wave in state House should be attributed to candidates, not just Trump, campaign chair Shell says

from Kentucky Chamber Bottom Line In the aftermath of a historic victory for House Republicans, the member who recruited the candidates that will now serve in the legislature starting in 2017 reflects on the races and how some wins came… Read More

McConnell closes in on his quest to turn Kentucky red

from The Hill In November 2014, days after Republicans recaptured control of the U.S. Senate in the midterm elections, Mitch McConnell called Kentucky state Rep. Jonathan Shell to complain. McConnell had just scored a huge reelection win, and when the… Read More

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Endorses Jonathan Shell

FRANKFORT, KY.– The Kentucky Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC) has endorsed Jonathan Shell (R-Lancaster) in the May election. His selection for endorsement is based on his understanding of business issues and answers to the Kentucky Chamber PAC’s 2016 Legislative Candidate… Read More


Shell Announces Governor Bevin will be in Rockcastle County on Monday for bill signing

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is coming to Mount Vernon and will hold a ceremonial bill signing for HB 304, the state’s annual transportation budget, on Monday. The bill includes funding that will be used to widen a section of I-75… Read More


NRA Endorses Jonathan Shell

State Representative Jonathan Shell has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association PVF in the Republican primary for the 71st District State House seat. “Jonathan Shell is an avid sportsman and defender of the Second Amendment we can trust to… Read More