Heiner stresses job-creation credentials in latest campaign commercial

04/17/2015 01:21 PM

GOP gubernatorial candidate Hal Heiner is pointing to his business developments with Capstone Realty at Louisville’s Commerce Crossings as proof of his experience at attracting and keeping Kentucky jobs.

The commercial features aerial shots of the south Louisville business park which features companies like Yum Brands, JP Morgan, Passport Health, National Processing Co. and Jordan Technologies.

In the ad Heiner points to the diverse businesses operating in the area, saying that the way to grow jobs in Kentucky is to know how to attract and keep jobs, “like we did here.”

“My unique experience of attracting and keeping over 4,000 jobs in Kentucky makes me the best candidate to run against Jack Conway in the fall,” Heiner said in a press release accompanying the ad. “Kentucky’s workforce has been shrinking year after year, month after month. Over 54,000 fewer people are in the workforce since December of 2011 and that is unacceptable.”

On Thursday Gov. Steve Beshear announced that the unemployment rate in the state for March of 2015 hit 5.1 percent — “the state’s lowest unemployment rate in more than 13 years,” he said on social media.

Heiner’s bio at Capstone, where he is now listed as chairman, says that as a consultant for 11 years he was “responsible for the successful planning of residential and commercial development projects in the states of South Carolina, Indiana, Virginia, Florida and Kentucky.”

The bio continues pointing to the next 12 years as president with NTS Commercial Properties Group. “Responsibilities included the management of a two million square foot commercial building portfolio in four states, as well as the development and marketing for 900 acres of commercial land development properties and several new office and industrial building projects.”

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The ad also promises that as governor Heiner would fight “Obama mandates like the war on coal and healthcare.”

Heiner faces former U.S. Senate candidate and Louisville investment manager Matt Bevin, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott in the May 19 primary.

About Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics, 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 the connection between the high profile Steubenville, Ohio rape and a Kentucky hacker whose push for further investigation could put him in federal prison. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickStorm_cn2. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@charter.com.

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