In the race for the Republican nomination for governor, one candidate is pulling away from the pack when it comes to endorsements from local elected officials.
Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles’s campaign announced on Wednesday that he has earned the endorsements of over 200 Kentucky elected officials including nearly one-quarter of all County Judge Executives, over 25 members of the General Assembly, and dozens of magistrates from all over Kentucky.
“As Governor, I will fight for all Kentuckians and work alongside my colleagues in local, state, and national seats,” said Commissioner Quarles. “You don’t run for Governor alone, nor would I want to. I am grateful for those that have endorsed me and shown support for our campaign. This is just the start!”
As other candidates in the race for the GOP nomination focus on national appeal, Quarles has been spending his time focused at the grassroots level – organizing local elected officials ahead of the May 16 primary.
Quarles faces 11 other candidates for the Republican nomination including Attorney General Daniel Cameron, former UN Ambassador Kelly Craft, Auditor Mike Harmon, and Somerset Mayor Alan Keck.