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I am the youngest of 6 children growing up on a dairy and tobacco farm in Owen County. I graduated from high school in 1969 and attended Eastern Kentucky University studying Business Management. I also attended Northern Kentucky University.

I began my state government career in 1973 with the Kentucky Department of Labor as a Labor Standards Investigator and I served as an Investigator until 1977 when I transferred to the Office of Labor-Management Relations as a Mediator. In 1988 I was promoted to Chief Mediator where I served until 2000 when I became Director of the Division of Employment Standards, Apprenticeship and Training.

In 2002, I retired from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet and became the State Director of the Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO. I was responsible for development and implementation of statewide political and communication strategy for the Council to promote and protect the interest of 25,000 construction workers represented by the Council. I was the Council’s legislative and executive branch lobbyist. I monitored Davis-Bacon and prevailing wage enforcement and administration issues on a national and statewide basis.

I live in Frankfort with my wife of 31 years, Brenda Roberts. We have two children, Laura and Reed and one grandson, Hudson Jase Fallis.


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Deputy Secretary Comito served as President of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 862 for eleven (11) years.  He represented the Kentucky Truck Plant, the Louisville Assembly Plant, and the Evansville, IN HVC Parts Plant, consisting of over 12,000 active and retired members.  Rocky started his union political career in 1984, holding numerous UAW elected positions while rising to the position of Local 862 President in 2000, until his retirement in 2011.
Rocky was raised in Miami, FL and graduated from Miami Central High School in 1969.  He then served four (4) years in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1973.  Rocky began his career at Ford Motor Company in 1974.  While working at Ford Motor Company, he earned an Associate Degree from Jefferson Community College in Applied Science, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisville, and a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Technology from Eastern Kentucky University.  Rocky also completed the Ford Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Program, receiving his Journeyman designation in the Industrial Truck Mechanic field in 1996.
Besides his commitment to his union members, Rocky served on many community boards and received numerous labor awards during his career.

Rocky and his wife Dorcas reside in Shepherdsville.  They have two (2) daughters, Tabitha and Tamara, and three (3) grandsons.




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Secretary Larry Roberts

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Deputy Secretary Rocky Comito

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Kentucky Labor Cabinet
1047 U.S. Highway 127 South, Suite 4
Frankfort KY  40601
Phone: (502) 564-3070
Fax: (502) 564-5387

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