The steps, setbacks and hope for former Rep. Dewayne Bunch

12/26/2011 05:06 PM

Regina Bunch still isn’t sure how an errant swing by a high school student felled her husband, a solidly-built former Kentucky National Guardsman who served in Iraq.

It was rainy on April 12. Perhaps the floor was slick.

Dewayne Bunch had just finished his first General Assembly session as a Republican state representative. He was back to his day job teaching math and science at Whitley County High School when he rushed to break up a fight between two boys in the cafeteria.

He was knocked back by one of the boys’ punches and hit his head on the concrete floor. The next eight months would be a storm of medical strides and setbacks then baby steps for the Bunches.

As Regina Bunch prepares to take her husband’s place in Frankfort after winning a special election last week, she spoke about her husband’s ordeal at length for the first time on camera:

- Video and interview by Don Weber

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


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