Hopkins County conservative voice leaving House for potential judge-executive office
04/08/2014 05:02 PM
After just four years in the House of Representatives, 10th District Representative Ben Waide, R-Madisonville, has decided to forgo a third term in the House and run for judge-executive of Hopkins County.
During his years in the House, Waide reflected conservative values and was a champion for less government involvement in the everyday lives of his constituents as well as local school districts.
Waide is currently involved in a legal dispute with his partners at Liberty Rehabilitation after a complaint was filed in December stating that Waide had mishandled a company credit card.
Waide has denied all all allegations of impropriety and filed a countersuit in mid-January for invasion of privacy against his partners.
As a result of redistricting, Waide would have been forced to run against a fellow Republican for the House seat but Waide says that really didn’t factor into his decision to not seek a third term.
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