doug gorman

Doug Gorman

Warren County Judge/Executive

The Judge/Executive is the elected chief administrator of county government and executes the policies and budget set forth by the Fiscal Court.

Doug Gorman was elected Judge/Executive in November 2022. Previously, he was First District Magistrate from 2015-2022. Counties are the cornerstone of Kentucky’s quality of life, whether geographically large or small, densely or sparsely populated.

As state and local government evolve to meet the changing needs of the citizens we represent, counties will continue to play a prominent role.

Services Provided

Administering regulations and mandates from State and National Legislation comprised of the various Agencies/Departments on this website. Additional Agencies/Departments governed by the Judge-Executive: County Surveyor, Health Department, and Constables.

Official Responsibilities

  • Chief elected administrator of county government
  • Execute policies and budget set forth by Fiscal Court
  • Provide executive leadership for county agencies and departments
  • Administer regulations and mandates from state and federal legislation
Doug Gorman

About the Judge/Executive

Doug Gorman was elected Judge/Executive in November 2022 and began serving the citizens of Warren County on January 2, 2023. Previously, he was First District Magistrate from 2015-2022.

He first came to Bowling Green and Warren County in the fall of 1981 to attend Western Kentucky University. Gorman lettered 4 years on the Hilltopper soccer team before earning his degree in December of 1985 in Business Management.

Gorman owned and managed Booth Fire & Safety in Bowling Green from 1995–2020 until the sale of the business. He was awarded the Small Business Person of the Year in 2000.

Judge GormanHe has been very involved in economic development efforts over the past two decades. He was a board member of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce for 10 years and was Chairman of that board in 2008. Additionally, he served on the BG Area Economic Development Authority board.

In 2009 he was appointed by Warren County to be Chairman on the inaugural Warren County Downtown Economic Development Authority (TIF) board. Since that time, he has been involved with over $325M in capital investment in the downtown TIF district.

He is married to Michelle Gorman, Senior Vice President at Pinnacle Financial Partners. Together they have 5 children: Brittney (d) (Terris) Parrish, Kelli Disney, Joey Gorman, Austin Disney, and Christina (Jeff) Ranger. They are the proud grandparents of Gracie Disney and Emery Rose Parrish. The Gormans attend Hillvue Heights Church.

“We are blessed to live in what I consider the greatest county to work, raise a family, play, and worship. Planning for growth and being good stewards of tax money is vitally important to Warren County continuing to be the exceptional county we all want it to be.”

Contact Us

  429 East 10th Ave, Suite 201
Bowling Green, KY 42101

  Phone: 270.843.4146

  Fax: 270.781.2777

  Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

Bryan Downing

Deputy Judge-Executive

Joy Guess

Executive Assistant


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