Sometimes it’s a good thing that three of Kentucky’s constitutional offices (Secretary of State, Treasurer, Commissioner of Agriculture) don’t have a lot of power and don’t really do anything. This lets the office holder plan to run for a real office, or write a book, or eat a lot of rubber chicken at political events.
Hopefully they spend the time learning about the issues and how things work and some of them need a lot of work.
Here is an example pointed out by Jake at PageOneKentucky.
(Secretary of State Candidate Bill) Johnson doesn’t realize that allowing Kentucky to make all of its educational decisions is a nightmare. Because he’s likely never met Sheldon Berman, the disgraced superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools. Or Robert Felner, the disgraced former dean of the University of Louisville’s College of Education and Human Development, who is serving 63 months in prison.
Another thing that Bill doesn’t seem to know is that Kentucky has 120 counties with 170 school districts many of which are run like feudal freeholds by powerful families. The last thing I want to see is less accountability in these little fiefdoms, in a state holding the dubious distinction of having the one of the largest percentages of residents who have failed to complete the ninth grade and ranking somewhere around thirty-fifth overall in education among the states.
Kentucky Bill should to do a little more homework on education.
Running for office should be more than wrapping yourself in the flag and spouting the party line.