Pic for Filing for Office 2018BELTON, Ky. (12/7/17) — Rep. Melinda Gibbons Prunty officially filed for re-election to the Kentucky State House of Representatives today. Gibbons Prunty is in her first term serving the people of the 15th District, which is comprised of southeast Hopkins and all of Muhlenberg counties.

“I’m proud of the record I’ve compiled during my first year in office,” said Gibbons Prunty. “I’ve represented the voters of the 15th district to the best of my ability, carefully reading and considering every bill, considering constituent input, praying and voting. Every vote I’ve made, I have made for my constituents and I hope they will honor me with their support for a second term next November. My priorities have always been God, the common good and the constituents of the 15th District.”

Gibbons Prunty was especially proud of her votes for the “Ultrasound Bill” and a ban on abortions after 20 weeks, two bills that have long been championed by pro-life advocates.

Gibbons Prunty has said in the past that protecting the rights of the unborn was one of the primary reasons she sought public office.

“My first week in office, I was able to vote for two important pieces of pro-life legislation that had languished in the House for over 20 years. With a change in leadership after 96 years, those bills finally got the floor votes they deserved and passed with overwhelming, bi-partisan support.”

Gibbons Prunty said she is also committed to addressing veteran issues, attracting jobs to the district and protecting individual rights.

Gibbons Prunty worked across party lines to build consensus and pass two bills during her first session — the Physical Therapy Compact Bill or HB227 and a Domestic Violence Bill or HB309. She also sponsored a resolution to encourage all first responders to receive “Autism Awareness Training”, was named to the Adoption & Foster Care Workgroup, carried the “Right to Try” Bill in the House and co-sponsored several other bills that passed and were signed into law during the 2017 session.

Gibbons Prunty currently serves as vice-chair of the Health & Family Services Committee, is a member of the Education, IT & Small Business, Medicaid Advisory and Oversight committees as well as the Budget Review Subcommittee on Education. In addition, she serves on the House Adoption & Foster Care Workgroup and was recently asked to serve on the Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Advisory Committee.

In photo at top, Gibbons Prunty signs documents in Frankfort filing for re-election for the 15th House District.

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