Friday, Jan. 3, 2014
Slone registers to run for judge-Executive in May Primary; EMS director has drawn rave reviews…
LOUISA, Ky. –Buisinessman and former magistrate Harold Slone pitched his hat in the ring Friday afternoon as a Democrat candidate for Lawrence Co. Judge/Executive. Slone has served as the director of Emergency Management for seven years and has drawn excellent reviews in that position.
He resigned early this week but has agreed to say on for two weeks to show the new person the ropes of his position.
The judge/executive job now has four candidates, three Democrats and one Republican. Slone, incumbant John Osborne, and Louisa businessman Mike McKinney are the Democrat candidates. The Republican is Rick May.
The deadline for registration to run in the May Primary is January 28.
Slone issued the following statement when he signed up yesterday.
After much prayerful consideration and encouragement, today I officially filed as candidate for Lawrence County Judge/Executive. As a life long resident of Lawrence County, I am excited about the possibility of a new direction and change for all of us.
As we bring in 2014, our county faces many challenges in very uncertain times. This is a time where we will have to become a more efficient county and accomplish more with less if we are gonna succeed and grow.
While the traditional campaign promises are still important such as better roads, bridges and where will the blacktop go, I encourage you to look beyond that and believe that we can grow in areas of economic development, tourism and much needed infrastructure that will prepare us for future growth. We must become more proactive in finding new ways to increase revenue by utilizing all state and federal programs that are available and continually seeking new business to locate in our county.
I pledge to be an executive leader who will never take my eye off the future and what Lawrence County can be. I believe the state, city, county and school system can work together as a team toward a common goal for the good of all. We simply cannot afford to keep spending time and money trying to do what we’ve always done a little better. We must have a vision for a new direction and be willing to make the changes to accomplish that.
As we move forward into this election season, I ask you to keep an open mind as to which candidate will be best for our future and keep your mind on the positive things rather than the inevitable negatives that sometimes come with politics in general. I am well acquainted with the other candidates and consider them all friends, I pledge to keep my campaign about the important issues we face in this county and never target them or their families with personal negative attacks and I trust they will do the same. This is not about being AGAINST anyone but rather being FOR the county as a whole.
After 7 years as the director of Emergency Management I will no longer be able to keep that position, the program is partially funded by the state which doesn’t allow directors to run in partisan races. I have worked it out with the current administration to make a smooth transition and help the new director get off to a good start. I hope you will consider me as your choice in this election and feel free to contact me at any time with any questions and concerns.
Blessings for the best year ever for you and your family.