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.