Mae Suramek, Democratic candidate for House District 89

Mae Suramek, an impressive candidate for House 89

Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples

Let me pose a situation to you. Let's suppose that you are a candidate for a special election, which means you've got just seven or eight weeks to get your campaign together, raise you money, put together a staff, find volunteers, get organized, and win the election. Sounds pretty tough, right?

What if I told you that one candidate has raised more money than any of the other candidates in any of the upcoming special elections? And, this candidate has a staff of ten people, including both unpaid volunteers and paid professionals? And, that this candidate has local organizations in each of the counties in the district, and those organizations are driving the campaign forward in their local communities? And, that this candidate's campaign is doing every type of ground game and GOTV work that you would normally see from a much larger campaign? You'd be pretty impressed, right?

If you add to all of the above that the candidate uses her businesses to help support four non-profits, that she has decades of business experience, that she has done volunteer and advocacy work in her community — then you would probably say, We need that person in Frankfort!

Mae Suramek is all of the above – PLUS she is passionate about serving and about making a difference in the lives of all the people of her district, not just the well-off and well-connected.

Here is our Moving Kentucky Forward interview, so you can meet Mae for yourself.

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Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. (Read the rest of his bio on the Bruce Maples Bio page in the bottom nav bar.)


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