Why I'm Running

"I want to make government work for working families." - James DeWeese

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Meet James

I’m James DeWeese and I am running to be your next State Representative here in Nelson County (50th District). My wife Christy and I met while working at UPS many years ago, together we have 2 children, Sydnie (7), Mason (4) and a spoiled dog named Spots. Currently, I am a Union Representative for Teamsters Local 89, representing thousands of working women and men through out southern Indiana and Kentucky.

The reason I am running to be your State Representative is simple, I want to make government work for working families. Throughout my career as a Labor Leader, I have been fighting for the best interest of the working women and men of Kentucky. As your next State Representative I will take that same passion to fight for you in Frankfort as an advocate for public education, workers rights and solving our growing opioid crisis.

While politicians in Frankfort continue to pass legislation that hurts working families, we here in Nelson County are suffering. I pledge that if you elect me to be your voice in Frankfort, I will be a Representative that you can be proud of. I will always fight for the best interest of Nelson County and put people above politics.

I would like to humbly ask for your vote on Tuesday, May 22nd to be your Democratic nominee for State Representative. I know that with your support, we can work together to move Kentucky forward in the right direction.