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AFP-KY Launches Digital and Direct-Mail Efforts Supporting State Policy Champions

Oct 17, 2018 by AFP

FRANKFORT, KY—Americans for Prosperity-Kentucky (AFP-KY) today announced the launch of digital ads and direct-mail efforts to support six Kentucky State Representative candidates based on their leadership removing barriers to opportunity and improve Kentuckians’ lives: Rep. Richard Heath (KY-02), Rep. Jim Gooch (KY-12), Rep. DJ Johnson (KY-13), Rep. Brandon Reed (KY-24), Rep. Kevin Bratcher (KY-29), and Rep. Phil Moffett (KY-32).

These new efforts add to AFP-KY’s strong grassroots support through canvassing and phone banking that launched in September.

AFP-Kentucky State Director Andrew McNeill issued the following statement:

“AFP-Kentucky is proud to announce new resources — through digital and mailbox efforts — supporting principled lawmakers that improve the lives of Kentuckians. With less than a month to go, our activists are more excited than ever to continue working towards re-electing state Reps. Richard Heath, Jim Gooch, DJ Johnson, Brandon Reed, Kevin Bratcher, and Phil Moffett on November 6th.”

  • Richard Heath (House District 2): Representative Heath was a tenacious champion for the “Homebaker’s Bill” in 2018, a recent occupational licensing reform law that allows home-based processors to pursue their passion through expanded markets and opportunity. This occupational licensing reform points the way to the need to continue to further remove licensing barriers in Kentucky.
  • Jim Gooch (House District 12): Representative Gooch has been a principled voice for sound energy policy in the House of Representatives. His effort to level the playing field throughout the energy industry by eliminating market distorting net metering subsidies demonstrates his commitment to protecting utility ratepayers.
  • DJ Johnson (House District 13): Representative Johnson understands that reducing red tape can help people in skilled trades land good-paying jobs. His support of the Red Tape Reduction initiative will help ensure it remains a key component of Kentucky’s economic-freedom agenda.
  • Brandon Reed (House District 24): Representative Reed is a reliable voice in support of workplace freedom, paycheck protection, and repeal of the prevailing wage that wastes taxpayer dollars. His first term record indicates he is poised to become a leader that supports the necessary changes to keep Kentucky moving forward.
  • Kevin Bratcher (House District 29): Representative Bratcher’s role as Majority Whip was critical to the historic 2017 session, which saw the long-sought passage of Right to Work and Paycheck Protection, and the repeal of the prevailing wage. These measures have launched Kentucky along a new trajectory of record-setting investment and job creation throughout the state.
  • Phil Moffett (House District 32): Representative Moffett is a long-standing champion of individual liberty and economic freedom. He puts principle over political expediency and represents the best of public service.  If Kentucky is to continue building on its historic progress since the beginning of 2017, we need principled leaders like Rep. Moffett to make it happen.