Bruce Kunze for State Representative
Bruce Kunze grew up in Owensboro and has spent his adult life in rural Daviess County on a small farm purchased by his wife Susie’s grandparents in 1925. Bruce graduated from Owensboro High School and the University of Kentucky, worked as a teacher and counselor and retired from the Daviess County Public Schools after 28 years of dedicated service. Bruce served on numerous community boards, was a Daviess County Commissioner from 1999-2010, and was the executive director of the Wendell H. Ford Government Education Center from 2013-2016.
He is the owner and operator of Browns Valley Vineyard and has been active in the Owensboro Regional Farmers Market where as vice-president he coordinated efforts to build the first permanent structure for the market. He and Susie have two grown children and four wonderful grandchildren. Bruce and Susie attend First Christian Church in Owensboro. He describes himself as a concerned citizen, simple grape farmer, and thankful family man.
Bruce is running for state representative because he believes it is time for a change in representation in the 12th district. “We need to rekindle a shared vision: that if we believe we are all in this together, together we can make a difference. We need leaders who look at both sides of issues, and embrace good ideas, whether presented with a D or an R beside them.” Bruce is a leader who works hard, builds consensus, and is not afraid to make tough choices when it is the right thing to do.
It is time for a change
I stand for:
- An open legislative process that involves listening to all opinions and working together to solve Kentucky’s problems.
- Sufficient education funding to ensure that our children learn and are able to compete in today’s highly competitive global economy.
- Supporting our local communities, businesses, farmers, and miners.
- Tax reform that treats everyone fairly, does not pick winners and losers, and protects working families and retirees.
- Working for fair and honorable pension solutions for our public employee and teacher retirement systems.
- Funding my campaign with private citizens’ contributions and not special interest PAC dollars.
- Term limits for Kentucky legislators.