Troy Rudder has been the City of London's Mayor since 2007. He's previously served on London's City Council. Rudder completed his undergraduate studies at Cumberland College in biology and history. He went on to get his master’s degree at Eastern Kentucky University in science education. Also at Eastern Kentucky University, Rudder received a Rank 1 in administration and supervision.

Rudder has served on the Kentucky League of Cities Board of Directors and the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Trustees.

Rudder is married to Tish Rudder and has four children and five grandchildren.