Dear Citizens,


It has been an honor to serve you and our county over the last fifteen plus years.  Below is a little background about myself as a person, leader, and as a candidate.



I have been married to my wife Lori for 17 years.  We have been blessed with three children:  Gracie 16, Morgan 15, and Jake 10.  We live on a farm in the Turners Station area with our black lab, a stray cat or two, and a small herd of cows.  Our family attends Campbellsburg Baptist Church.


Education & Work Background

After graduating from Henry County High School, I went on to the University of Kentucky where I graduated with honors.  Before being elected as Judge/Executive, I had several jobs that prepared me for running the county.  I worked for an investment firm where I earned a series 5 license and was responsible for overseeing a multi-million dollar commodities and futures account.  After that position, I worked as a lobbyist in Frankfort on agricultural issues in the 2000 and 2001 sessions.  At an early age I discovered a love for the land through farming.  The work ethic, problem solving skills, and appreciation for God’s creation that were nurtured by the farm have helped me greatly in the job of Judge/Executive.





Community Service


To be a good Judge/Executive, you have to know the community and be involved.  I am a member and past Board Director of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce.  I am also a member of Eminence Rotary, and I served as their President in 2010.   Over the years, I helped start three unique Henry County events:  the Harvest Showcase, Trail and Treat, and the HOPE for Recovery Walk.  I chaired the Harvest Showcase Committee from 2000-2014.  As Judge/Executive I serve on many boards and commissions including in these are KIPDA (2013 Chairperson), Tri-County Community Action Agency (Board Chair since 2008), and the Kentucky Connected Regional Economic Development Board (2014/15 Chairperson).


Accomplishments in Office

With the help of many partners, there have been numerous positive results during my time in office.  A few of the highlights include an expanded park system, a new Commerce Park, implementation of a 24/7 paid EMS and paramedics service, major improvements at the fairgrounds, over 35 illegal dumps and over 5,000 miles of littered roads cleaned, and the implementation of the regional development effort called Kentucky Connected.  There have been millions in Federal and State dollars brought to Henry County.  Results of my work with Federal and State leaders include a Senior Center, Health Department, Ag Arena, park walking trail, sewer projects in Campbellsburg, New Castle, and Eminence, the Henry/Trimble Animal Shelter, the courthouse renovation, HCHS turning lanes, and a start on HWY 146 improvements.


Above all, I'm most proud of my record of being a strong financial manager of your tax dollars.  This is supported by the fact that the tax rate has remained the same at 11.7 cents during my entire time in office.  Regardless of your political party, no matter if you're a long time voter or you just turned 18 and are voting for the first time, I respectfully ask for your vote in the upcoming election.