Gailen W. Bridges graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in Economics in 1978 and obtained his law degree in 1981 from the University of Kentucky College of Law. He resides in Kenton County with his wife and children.

He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and has served as the Chair of the Law Day Committee since 1991. He is also a member and has served on many committees of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association.

Mr. Bridges was elected by the public as a Supervisor of the Kenton County Soil and Water Conservation District in 2008, where he continues to serve the community, and has served on several community boards. He was appointed by the Kentucky Governor and served as a Workers’ Compensation Hearing Officer from 1986-1988.