Agriculture commissioner candidate Ryan Quarles launches targeted campaign ads

10/20/2015 11:55 AM

Republican candidate for agriculture commissioner Ryan Quarles released a trio of geographically targeted television ads on Tuesday focusing on his background and efforts for each diverse region of Kentucky.

The ads, part of a six-figure buy, and focus on Quarles’ background, the local food movement, and initiatives the GOP nominee will bring as Agriculture Commissioner.

The first spot running in Northern Kentucky and Louisville media markets focuses on farm-to-table and urban agriculture.

The second spot targets the Lexington and Hazard media markets and focuses on emerging crops and EPA overreach.

“Kentucky’s seen a revival in farming we need to harness it for our future,” Quarles says in the ad. “Old crops have become a new hope. Emerging products have taken root. We can’t let government overreach stop our growth.”

The final spot is aimed at Western Kentucky with media buys in the Bowling Green and Paducah media markets, plays up Quarles’ farming background.

“Kentucky agriculture isn’t just about one crop or one region,” Quarles said in a press release. “Whether it’s a 10,000 acre corn farmer in Christian County, someone canning jellies and jams in Mckee or a Louisville restaurateur serving Kentucky proud produce, I will be a Commissioner for the whole state.”

Quarles faces Democratic candidate Jean-Marie Lawson Spann in the Nov. 3 election.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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