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Murray businessman David Ramey filed his paperwork to seek election to the Kentucky House of Representatives. He is running for Kentucky’s 5th House District which covers Calloway County and part of Trigg County. This morning, Ramey filed alongside his wife Camela and members of the Democratic House Caucus. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes personally accepted his papers as in good order for the 2018 election. Ramey filed as a Democrat.

David Ramey, a local businessman, started an independent insurance agency in Murray after attending Murray State University and working as a journalist for the Murray Ledger & Times. He also served as sports information director in the athletics department at Murray State University, and the executive director of the Racer Athletic Association.

Ramey previously served on the Murray City Council where he focused on helping build local businesses and fostering economic development in the area. He has also served two terms as the Chair of the Calloway County Democratic Party.

“We need somebody up in Frankfort who’s going to fight for public education, fight for public employees, fight for Murray State University and is someone who is committed to getting a lot done up in the capitol for this community,” Ramey said.

Ramey said he believes the Bevin administration and Republican leadership in Frankfort don’t value state workers and public education. He said he will continue to campaign on issues that he spoke on in his 2016 race.

“We’re going to continue to talk about public education, public employees and having a growing economy that will benefit the working class in Kentucky,” Ramey said. “That’s what I was about last year and what I’m going to be about in 2018.”

“Given the dysfunction in Washington, most decisions affecting our community are made in Frankfort,” Ramey said. “I see serving in the legislature as the best opportunity to move our community forward. I will be a strong voice for economic growth in Western Kentucky and will stand up for public education, which gives all Kentucky children a chance to succeed.”

David Ramey and his wife Camela live in Murray and their two children John and Lily.

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