The people of Kentucky’s 79th Legislative District seem to be getting less and less representation in Frankfort. The longer the current Representative is in office, the more secure she seems to become, but the quieter the voices of the people seem to be heard.

I have spent several years in a country where the people’s voices are no longer relevant, and have seen the corruption of those governments. Kentuckians want to trust their government, but Frankfort has become so disconnected from the people they represent. Some feel like government is too complex to follow, and others just repeat what they see in the media.

It is time for Kentuckians to have their say in Frankfort. It is time for them to connect to the person who is supposed to represent what they believe in. It is time for someone to break down the wall of complexity in Frankfort, and to let voters know that they are important to those who govern.

I am that person. Our area has a large percentage of the population who are renters, including those with low incomes as well as college students. I recently graduated from the University of Kentucky and connect well with those who are struggling through higher education. I also work at the University of Kentucky Hospital and provide excellent patient care to a large population of senior citizens. I am a husband, a father, and a friend to parents who are working to try to make a better life for their children.


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  • Daniel endorsed

    “With a heart of genuine concern for people and a vision for a strong future, Joshua is my choice for this race.”

  • Jeremy endorsed

    “I endorse Joshua Irvin because he treats everything he does with importance. I believe he is the best pick for this position, because I know he will give his best at making sure the voice of the people is heard.”

  • JacobIrvin endorsed

    “I really believe Joshua has tried to better himself in everyway and he really needs your endorsement”

November 7, 2017

Kentucky Today Op-Ed

The voices of the people of Kentucky grow mute the longer that career politicians are in Frankfort. The people of the 79th Kentucky House district had no say in the 2017 session when it came to important issues such as prevailing wage, Bible literacy in schools, restrictions on child pornography, workers’ compensation, and many others. Does the voice of the people matter anymore to career politicians? It should.

 

This is why I decided to run for Kentucky’s House of Representatives’ 79th District. Early in my campaign, I have been questioned many times about what a Representative does. This shows that the people have become disconnected from the very politicians who are supposed to represent them.


I want to see Frankfort reconnect with its citizens. I have learned much from working at the University of Kentucky Hospital, but the most important thing I have learned is that regardless whether a person is poor or rich, treatment is equal in the hospital. There should be that same equality in Frankfort.


As a missionary’s son growing up in Eastern Europe, I saw first-hand how the people’s voices were muted in their government, and that the country came to the verge of destruction. Career politicians have taken the power from the people for many years, while the citizens suffered in poverty.


We cannot allow this to happen in Kentucky. It is time to send someone to Frankfort who will be the better voice for the people – someone who understands the value of family and hard work. It is time for someone who is not a career politician, but a caregiver.


As we enter this next year, please make it clear that you want the better choice for Kentucky’s 79thHouse District by donating and volunteering for the campaign of Joshua Irvin on www.irvinforkentucky.com, then follow your investment in the campaign on its Facebook page @joshuairvinforky.


The campaign for Joshua Irvin will not be able to make a difference in the district without your help. I have deeply invested in the campaign to see that the people’s voices can be heard, and I will continue to do so. I need your help. Your donations will help purchase printed materials for further advertising. Please feel free to contact me at info@irvinforkentucky.com.  Thank you in advance for your support.


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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Katie Irvin endorsed

  • Katie Irvin endorsed

  • Daniel endorsed

    “With a heart of genuine concern for people and a vision for a strong future, Joshua is my choice for this race.”

  • Jeremy endorsed

    “I endorse Joshua Irvin because he treats everything he does with importance. I believe he is the best pick for this position, because I know he will give his best at making sure the voice of the people is heard.”

  • JacobIrvin endorsed

    “I really believe Joshua has tried to better himself in everyway and he really needs your endorsement”