Thursday, January 29, 2015
Davis Motor Sales banner ad
Posted on 2/2/14

Seiber Beshear_campaign_body_2MADISONVILLE, KY (10/17/12) - Governor Steve Beshear visited Madisonville today to support Earlington Mayor and candidate for State Representative Mike Seiber during a campaign luncheon. The event was held at Madisonville Country Club. An estimated 100-150 Hopkins County citizens were in attendance, from city workers to local and state government officials.

Upon arriving, Governor Beshear made his way around the room to personally shake hands and introduce himself to almost if not every one of the attendees. The atmosphere was full of energy and optimism as the officials spoke about the upcoming election on November 6th.

First to speak in support of Mayor Seiber was Wanda Wilson of the Earlington City Council. A citizen of Earlington and Seiber supporter, Wilson spoke about her initial skepticism about Seiber’s governing decisions when he first became Mayor, but went on to discuss the turnaround and positive outcomes that she said have resulted in Earlington since his term.

She stated, “The thing you need to do has to outweigh the thing you want to do and then you have a solution, and Mike Seiber has done that for the city of Earlington.”

Following Wilson to introduce Governor Beshear was Democratic State Representative Brent Yonts. Yonts has been a member of the House since 1997 and rallied for Seiber to join the legislators in Frankfort. Yonts campaigned for Seiber, highlighting that he is “engaged and active and cares about the community and the future of kids here. Mike has the same interests and desires as the Governor of Kentucky has because he's from the same county.” Yonts went on to indict the district’s current representation saying, “A dark cloud has come over the Governor's hometown, a scourge...” referring specifically to budget issues and road projects.

Seiber Beshear_campaign_body_3Third at the podium supporting Seiber’s campaign was Governor Steve Beshear. Beshear spoke candidly about his former term in office with the late Eddie Ballard and all they accomplished for the state working together in hopes that having Seiber in Frankfort working side by side with him would be just as beneficial for Kentucky.

Beshear anticipated Seiber joining him in Frankfort, implying not only that Seiber was overall the best man for the job, but also that having Seiber, as an ally in Frankfort and bringing more Democratic weight, would enable the Governor himself to wield more leverage in the capitol.

“We don't have somebody like Eddie Ballard or Brent Yonts for Hopkins County up there. I need somebody to work with me not against me. I need somebody that's part of the solution and not part of the problem. I need Mike Seiber.”

He then presented Seiber’s campaign with a check for $5,000 from the KY Democratic Party.

Seiber Beshear_campaign_bodyLastly, Mike Seiber addressed the room, opting out on giving the speech he had previously prepared for the lunch and instead casually spoke to those gathered in support of him. Regarding his opponent, Republican Ben Waide, Seiber said, “I'm running for State Representative because we can't afford to wait any longer on a state representative who, in the past 2 years, has become the most isolated, divisive, and ineffective legislator the General Assembly has ever seen.” 

He touched briefly on the 124 pages of Waide’s voting record and stated how embarrassed he was to have him as a representative. Votes will be settled November 6th.

Click on the Flickr slideshow below for more images from the event.

Jessica Frodge
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
1 DOW 17,191.37
-195.84 (-1.13%)    
2 S&P 2,002.16
-27.39 (-1.35%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,637.99
-43.50 (-0.93%)    
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week

January 28, 2015 13451

UPDATED: Several Involved in Two-Vehicle Accident

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 23, 2015 9642

Local Church's Faith Restored; 71 Souls Saved…

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
January 22, 2015 7546

Nortonville Man Accused of Selling Drugs near…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 21, 2015 7182

KYDOT Pre-Treating Roads Thursday in Antipation…

in Top News For All Sites by Keith Todd
January 22, 2015 6789

MCEA Head: Further School Mergers Might Ease…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
January 25, 2015 6079

Dean’s List Announced

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
January 26, 2015 6019

KSP Arrests Two on Child Porn Charges; MPD…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
January 23, 2015 5960

Parents Face Charges after Marijuana Joint Falls…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail

Most Read This Month

January 08, 2015 20992

Woman Claiming to be 'Lady Gaga' Tours Town in…

in Top News For All Sites by Madisonville Police Department
January 15, 2015 20829

UPDATE: Fatality Victim's Name Officially Released

in Top News For All Sites by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

January 28, 2015 13451

UPDATED: Several Involved in Two-Vehicle Accident

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 28, 2015 4685

Nortonville Man Accused of Meth Possession,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
January 26, 2015 3911

School Board Votes 3-2 for Utility Tax

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
January 27, 2015 3624

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Karen McKnight, Hopkins Circuit Clerk
January 28, 2015 2487

Tax Recall Committee Formed Day After School…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
January 27, 2015 1964

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Jan. 27, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
January 27, 2015 1545

NHRA North Central Division Names Dallas Jones…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Telia Butler
January 27, 2015 1540

Whitfield Works to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

in General News For All Sites by Marty Irby
January 27, 2015 1527

Power of a Positive Attitude

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
January 27, 2015 1496

Restless Legs Syndrome Affects Many

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
January 28, 2015 1205

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Jan. 28, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
January 27, 2015 1180

Practice Weather-Related Pet Safety

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News