FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 5, 2015
Fleming Announces Candidacy for Kentucky House of Representatives
After serving Louisville Metro for twelve years as the 7th District Councilman, Ken Fleming filed paperwork to run for Kentucky House of Representatives 48th District.
“Being away from representing people in government has helped deepen my desire to make a difference. With Representative Dr. DeWeese’s retirement, this opportunity has presented itself to allow me to get back to what I truly enjoy, serving people and all of Kentuckians. Kentucky faces many issues and my goal is to promote economic development initiatives, support improved education, and fight for healthcare solutions, as these areas are the pillars of prosperity and success.”
Fleming brings forth a balanced approach with his years of business experience in both small and large corporations as well as not-for-profits, and his grassroots understanding of government as a Councilman, knowledge of state government, and working with the federal government. His leadership and ability to work others have helped improve organizations and the community. He has worked hard on transparency, government accountability, and fiscal responsibility issues throughout his government experience.
“Having lived most of my life in District 48, I believe Kentucky needs strong experienced leaders in the Kentucky House of Representatives to put Kentucky first.”
State Senator Julie Raque Adams provided her insight on Fleming saying “Having worked with Ken directly while on the Metro Council, I was always impressed with his tenacity and thoughtfulness in tackling big issues of our day. And through my experiences serving the General Assembly, Ken’s leadership on fiscal issues and understanding the current budget cost drivers is desperately needed in Frankfort.”
Kentucky House of Representatives Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover commented that “I believe Ken’s balance of government and business experience will help improve Kentucky’s ranking and position in being competitive in economic development and education. Electing Ken will contribute in flipping the House for a brighter future.”