Patrick Flannery was elected in November 2010 as the Carter County Attorney, at the age of 29. On the date of his election, he was believed to be the youngest elected prosecutor in Kentucky.
He has ran an award winning office, being recognized once as Prosecutor of the Year and twice as Public Official of the Year for his efforts in combating drug abuse in his area.
Flannery and his office also serve as the chief prosecutor in District Court and or counsel to the Carter County Fiscal Court, Carter County Board of Elections, and Carter County Family Court.
Flannery has been known for his efforts in promoting open government at the county level. He has gained a reputation as an elected attorney that is willing to stand up for the people against bully government.
In his private practice Flannery has sued his hometown city government twice on behalf of multiple plaintiffs.
Flannery gained regional and statewide attention when he called for a criminal investigation of participants in MTV's True Life series that was filmed in his home county of Carter. The episode "I'm Addicted to Pills" showed what appeared to be illegal activities in the areas of drug trafficking and child welfare .
Flannery and his wife Keri, an elementary school teacher, reside in Olive Hill. They are the proud parents of one daughter named Demi Rose Flannery.