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“Despite all the warnings we gave her about the true agenda of this 'reform movement,' my senator didn’t listen. She voted for charter schools anyway. That’s why I decided to run.” – Gay Adelmann, candidate for state Senate. Read our profile to learn more about this public education champion.
“As mayors, we’re on the front lines. We see these issues through a lens that is often very personal,” said Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, who is running for Congress in the 6th Congressional district. Hands-on mayoral experience at the ground-level is how Gray distinguishes himself as a Congressional candidate.
“We have people making decisions for us and about us, who aren’t like us. Who’ve never had to struggle. Who’ve never had to live paycheck to paycheck,” said Patti Piatt, Congressional candidate for Kentucky’s 4th district. Learn more about Patti in our latest candidate profile.
“If you get a mountain woman mad, you’re in trouble,” said Paula Clemons-Combs, a Breathitt County High School teacher and Board of Education member now running for Kentucky’s 30th Senate district.
For many, the January 2016 Women’s March on Washington became a turning point in their political awareness. For Cherlynn Stevenson—now a candidate for Kentucky’s 88th House district in Lexington—the March fueled her fire to run for office.