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Nelson County Democrats talk Guns & Schools

February 26th, 2018

Nelson County Democrats talk Guns & Schools

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James DeWeese files to run for Kentucky State House District 50 from the Kentucky AFL-CIO

Tuesday, January 30 - 9:22am
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By BERRY CRAIG

"Since the General Assembly met in January of 2017, we have witnessed several attacks on public education and teachers, access to affordable and quality healthcare, working families, retirees and pensions," said a statement from DeWeese, a UPS ground agent with Louisville-based Teamsters Local 89.

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James DeWeese files to run for Kentucky State House District 50

January 29th, 2018

I am proud to announce that today I filed to become a candidate for Kentucky State Representative in the 50th District.
Since the General Assembly met in January of 2017, we have witnessed several attacks on public education and teachers, access to affordable and quality healthcare, working families, retirees and pensions - and the list goes on. There were a lot of promises made during the 2016 election - We in Nelson county were told things like "fight for open and honest government" and "solve the pension crisis and protect our teachers".
Folks, we deserve better than this.
Growing up I learned the principles of hard work, respect and taking care of my neighbors - these have been guiding values in my life. I work over 40 hours a week to make sure my family has a roof over our heads, that we can eat healthy food and share family dinners, and have health insurance so we can afford to go see the doctor if any of us get sick. This is the American Dream.
Throughout my career I have been fighting for the best interests of Our hardworking Kentucky women and men. From fighting for Our hardworking Kentuckians to have a safe, harassment-free working environment to being at the negotiating table and fighting for Our hardworking Kentuckians well deserved wages and benefits - I strive to only do what is only fair, just and right by everyone and for everyone.
And that is why I'm running to be your State Representative. It's time that Nelson County has a voice in Frankfort that understands what it means to be a real Kentuckian.
With your support, I can be Your Voice in Frankfort.
Please visit my website, www.JamesDeWeese.com to learn more about me and how you can get involved with our campaign.

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James DeWeese files to run for Kentucky State House District 50 (Press Release)

January 29th, 2018
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Official Press Release

January 29, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: James DeWeese
Vote@JamesDeWeese.com

James DeWeese files to run for Kentucky State House District 50

Bardstown, Kentucky – Democrat James DeWeese filed paperwork with the Kentucky Secretary of State to become a candidate for Kentucky State House District 50. His wife Christy and their two children joined him along with Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes as he made it official.

James DeWeese is happily married to his wife of 8 years, Christy Higdon DeWeese. They are proud parents of two healthy children. He is a union representative for Teamsters Local 89, representing thousands of hard working women and men across Kentucky.

Kentucky State House District 50 includes Nelson County.

Statement from James DeWeese

“Running for this office in 2016 was a humbling experience. I was incredibly gracious to the several Nelson Countians that opened up their doors to talk to me, that displayed my campaign yard sign and that ultimately went and voted for me. And I would like to say once again, thank you to everyone for that.

Since the General Assembly met in January of 2017, we have witnessed several attacks on public education and teachers, access to affordable and quality healthcare, working families, retirees and pensions. There were a lot of promises made during the 2016 election. We in Nelson County were told things like fight for open and honest government and solve the pension crisis and protect our teachers”.

Throughout my career I have been fighting for the best interests of Our hardworking Kentucky women and men. From fighting for Our hardworking Kentuckians to have a safe, harassment-free working environment to being at the negotiating table and fighting for Our hardworking Kentuckians well deserved wages and benefits - I strive to only do what is only fair, just and right by everyone and for everyone.

And that is why I'm running to be your State Representative. It's time that Nelson County has a voice in Frankfort that understands what it means to be a real Kentuckian.”