Kentucky Education Association endorses Conway in gubernatorial race

03/09/2015 11:22 AM

The Kentucky Education Association (KEA) announced their endorsement of Attorney General Jack Conway and Rep. Sannie Overly, D-Paris, in the race for the open Governorship on Monday.

The KEA is the state’s largest professional association, with membership of more than 42,000 public school teachers and classified public school employees, and retirees.

“Sannie and I are honored to have the support of the Kentucky Education Association,” Conway said in a statement. “Each day, teachers shape our future generations and prepare our children for lifelong learning. I am proud to have KEA’s endorsement as we share our plan to increase access to early childhood education in Kentucky.”

KEA president Stephanie Winkler said that, if elected Conway and Overly would be a strong advocate for public school students and employees in the state.

“Attorney General Conway and Rep. Overly have stellar records of advocating for our students and their families,” Winkler said. “Time and again they have stood up for us and for the children to whom we dedicate our lives. That record of support is especially important this year, when our members are anxious to make sure they have the state’s support to help them assure that the remarkable success of students in Kentucky’s public schools continues.”

The Kentucky Educators’ Political Action Committee reported more than $176,000 in their account at the end of 2014.

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 nicholas.storm@charter.com.

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