Heath, Whitaker State Their Cases at Fancy Farm
By Joe Jackson
FANCY FARM, KY - The two candidates running in the Second District state House race spoke at Saturday’s Fancy Farm Picnic.
Richard Heath said his real-life work experiences have helped prepare him for the job.
“Not only have I grown up on the farm, I’ve worked factory work,” Heath said. “I’ve been a school teacher, I’ve managed a small business and I own a small business. I’m one of nine kids. We grew up on a farm and our parents taught us a work ethic. When we got off the school bus in the afternoons we had chores to do and we had responsibilities. And on Saturday mornings, we got up and went with dad to the field.”
Kelly Whittaker said she also possesses the necessary qualities and qualifications for the job.
“I’m a wife, a mother, a pharmacist and a Graves County School Board member,” Whitaker said. “As a wife and a working mom, I understand what this economy has done to families in our region and throughout Kentucky. Since the Wall Street bankers and fund managers took our economy over the cliff due to their greed and arrogance, working family incomes have plummeted 40 percent. And while the corporate profits have rebounded to all-time highs, families on Main Street America continue to struggle. I want to go to Frankfort to fight for them.”
Heath and Whitaker are squaring off for the Second District State Representative seat vacated by Fred Nesler of Mayfield. The district encompasses all of Graves County and part of McCracken.
Whitaker is a Mayfield pharmacist and member of the Graves County School Board. Heath is the owner of Heath Building Materials in Mayfield.
Click on the link below to hear all of this year's Fancy Farm Picnic speeches.
On the Net: 2012 Fancy Farm Speeches