I appreciated the opportunity to interview with the editorial board, but to no surprise they passed up the opportunity to endorse a candidate who breaks the mold of the good ole boy network of current Kentucky legislators.
Instead of selecting a candidate with fresh ideas and an educated view toward problem solving, they endorsed a liberal career politician who no longer represents the people of the 62nd district.
Just this past week, we learned that Rep. Charlie Hoffman accepted money from the United Autoworkers, along with a laundry list of other big labor and union organizations. During a time when Toyota needs all the advocates it can get, Hoffman again sides with unionizing Kentucky's largest private employer. This would be a guaranteed job killer when most Toyota workers oppose it.
I am a candidate with vision for our commonwealth. I have plowed its clay, learned in its schools and call it home.
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However, government has hit rock bottom and we need new, vigorous leadership to address the problems that have plagued our state for generations.
Instead of taking advantage of all the perks of the job like my opponent (sixth-highest travel expenditures in the House), refusing to debate in public and voting for over $4 billion in new taxes, I would focus on job creation, accountability and reforming state government to be a better steward of taxpayer money.
If we keep sending the same people back to Frankfort year after year, we can't expect any different results. Learn more at www.RyanQuarles.com.