2015 Fancy Farm Picnic will feature a shuffling of speakers

07/31/2015 09:05 AM

FANCY FARM – The 135th Annual Fancy Farm Picnic will take place this Saturday in the tiny western Kentucky hamlet of 900 with a full slate of candidates for Constitutional offices scheduled to speak as well as Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Fancy Farm political speaking chairman Mark Wilson says that this year’s schedule will feature a new order to the speaking list.

“It seemed like to me the Ag Commissioner, the Treasurer and the Auditor are always at the very end,” Wilson said. “We decided to take the lower five Constitutional officers, put their offices in a hat and draw for the order.”

The committee has gotten good feedback on the change and Wilson says that will be the process for future events.

Wilson admits that his job is year round as he looks at ways to fine tune and improve the political speaking part of the event.

“Saturday, August 1, I will be networking, I’ll be scouting out because I’m looking ahead to next year for the offices where there’s going to be campaigns,” Wilson said.

About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work. Don Weber can be reached at donald.weber@twcnews.com.

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