APRIL 22, 2015
Please Support Mike Hogan for Attorney General on May 19th!
Dear Fellow County Official,
As you know, four weeks from today, on Tuesday, May 19th, we will go to the polls to elect our Republican nominees for statewide constitutional office in Kentucky.
Regardless of who you are supporting for governor or for any of the other offices, I am writing to you today to tell you that I am endorsing Mike Hogan for Attorney General and I urge you to support Mike, too.
As the four term elected county attorney in Lawrence County, Mike Hogan shares the concerns of local officials like us who want what’s best for our communities. In terms of experience, Mike stands head and shoulders above both of the other candidates for attorney general this year as a 21 year practicing attorney. Mike just turned 47 years old and during his career he has tried over 100 cases in addition to maintaining a 100% jury trial conviction rate as county attorney. Mike is also a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves.
While I think Mike’s GOP primary opponent–State Sen. Whitney Westerfield–is an honest and decent young man, I must express a profound disagreement with the vote Whitney made in this year’s regular session of the General Assembly against a bill that insured Kentucky’s fuel tax revenue was stabilized so that our citizens have safe, good roads to travel on in each of the Commonwealth’s 120 counties. These are the roads traveled on a daily basis by our school buses, ambulances, fire trucks and every other citizen going about their daily lives for work, school, church and other activities.
Senate President Robert Stivers and House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover, along with many other Republican and Democratic senators and representatives understood that Kentucky’s people are too important to play politics with–that’s why they voted to pass the gas tax stabilization bill that saved our roads in Kentucky. If Sen. Westerfield would have had his way, Kentucky’s counties would have lost a combined total of almost $90 million (see attached figures). As Mike pointed out so on-target in the recent KET televised forum, many things in government are “pork” that should be cut out as wasteful spending, but our roads are surely not among them!
While Sen. Westerfield was voting against our rural, urban and suburban roads in Kentucky, Mike Hogan was standing tall with his fiscal court in Lawrence County as well as with the Kentucky Farm Bureau, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and other groups who know how vital safe, well maintained roads are to Kentucky’s economy by keeping good jobs in our state and helping to bring more jobs in. (See attached Resolution of the Lawrence Co. Fiscal Court).
I implore you to please forward and share this email with your fellow county officials as well as your constituents to insure that we elect a man who shares our concerns and who believes that we must put our people first and before any desire to score cheap political points.
I urge you to join me in supporting Mike Hogan for Attorney General. When Hogan wins, Kentucky wins!
Monroe County Judge/Executive