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I am Scott Burrows, and I am announcing my candidacy for the office of Trimble County Judge-Executive. My wife Nancy and I live as far west in the county as we can, in downtown Sligo. It is 17.6 miles from the house in Milton where she grew up to the house in Sligo where I grew up; believe me, I know, having traveled it literally hundreds of times in my youth.
For all of my adult life, I have been involved in our family business, repairing and rescuing trucks. Dealing with the public every day has provided me the opportunity to excel in my profession; I have served in positions of leadership on state and national organizations representing the towing industry, and I continue to serve as a forensic investigator for law enforcement and the offices of various local commonwealth’s attorneys.
The decision to run for office is one that I have not taken lightly. I have thoroughly enjoyed my service to the students and parents of our school system while serving on the Board of Education. However, there exists a division of public opinion on the efficiency and effectiveness of the current county judge-executive’s office; quite a number of voters asked me to consider a run for that office.
In the days and weeks preceding this election, some manufactured and incorrect rumors or outright falsehoods have begun to appear. They serve to tie up the opponent into defending against and answering false charges rather than allowing them to explain their policies and platform. To disquiet any rumors you may have heard regarding my candidacy, I would offer to you the following:
I believe in the electoral process and encourage everyone to vote. And, I would suggest that each voter consider the candidates on their qualifications and merit, and not be influenced by others who would tell another how to cast their vote.
I believe that our current county government has failed to meet the expectations of many of the citizens of Trimble County, and that the problems we all will be facing in the months and years to come should be viewed as opportunities to excel, rather than obligations owed to a select group or entity.
I believe that Trimble County government should be run more like a business organization and less like an entitlement program. There seems to be a disproportionate division of resources in our county, with the “haves” continuing to get their share, while the “have nots” suffer with indignity.
Having stated the obvious, I plan to make public appearances at Milton and Bedford in the days to come, allowing voters to “meet the candidate” and to present questions and concerns. I also am available by telephone or Internet – my phone number is (502) 743-5432 and my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott Burrows Pendleton, Ky.