James DeWeese in the News

It’s DeWeese versus McCoy again for state representative

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 9:13 pm
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By Randy Patrick

The state representative’s race will be a rematch between Republican incumbent Chad McCoy and Democratic challenger James DeWeese.

DeWeese ran away with the win early in the primary Tuesday night, carrying the district by three to one. The other Democrat, Kory Miller, never came close.

The final tally was 3,864 to 1,407.

“It’s been a rewarding race. We’ve definitely stayed on our toes the whole campaign, and we really ran against the incumbent,” DeWeese said.

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DeWeese wins by 73% against Miller

May 22nd, 2018
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PLG TV 13

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Debate Video - ELECTION 2018: State rep candidates debate taxes, rights

DeWeese vs. Miller

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ELECTION 2018: State rep candidates debate taxes, rights

Saturday, May 5, 2018
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By Randy Patrick

The two Democrats vying to challenge incumbent Republican Chad McCoy for re-election — Kory Miller of Boston and James DeWeese of Bardstown — agreed more often than not in their televised debate Thursday night at the Civic Center, but there were some differences.

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Democrats rally for DeWeese Thursday evening at Irish pub

Saturday, April 28, 2018
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By Randy Patrick

In the news! Thank you, The Kentucky Standard, for covering our event Thursday with special guest, State Representative McKenzie Cantrell.

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ELECTION 2018: DeWeese says workers need voice in Frankfort

April 17th, 2018
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By Randy Patrick

“I’m simply running because I want to make government work for working families — and it’s not,” he said. “The people’s voice is not being heard.”

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Meet Your Candidate, James DeWeese

April 13th
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PLG-TV 13

Thank you PLG TV 13 for the conversation on the issues in Nelson County.
If you would like to know more about our campaign to take back Frankfort for working families or to volunteer, please visit www.JamesDeWeese.com.

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Teachers united, we won’t be divided’ - Community rallies for public education, future teachers

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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By Kacie Goode

James DeWeese, a Democrat running for the 50th District House seat who has two children in local schools, also shared, telling the crowd he was the only candidate backed by the Kentucky Education Association, the state teachers union.
“We need the public education system to be fully funded,” DeWeese said. “We need to be able to attract the best teachers out there not only for my kids but all the kids. Education is the great equalizer. It can lift any child out of poverty and we need to protect it, we need to fund it and starting today we need to fight for it.” - Kentucky Standard

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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.”