Josie Raymond is an eighth-generation Kentuckian committed to serving her neighbors with empathetic and engaged leadership.
I grew up here in District 31 in a family that sometimes struggled. Thankfully, there were resources to help me get a great education and build a strong family of my own. Now I'm raising my own kids here and I want them to grow up in a community that recognizes that the better off our neighbors are, the better off we all are. That's why I'm running as a Democrat for the Kentucky State House of Representatives. I see the supports that helped me being stripped away and I don't see enough legislators standing up against it.
With a representative who cares deeply about our community and is willing to fight for higher wages, lower healthcare costs, and access to education from pre-K to college, we can all be better off.
For over a decade, I've been working with people trying to build better lives for themselves and their children, in nonprofits, small businesses, and schools. I've coached hundreds of students from middle school to college and now at the University of Louisville, I'm responsible for making sure thousands of students have the best shot at graduating. I hear stories every day of lives that turn on policy crafted in Frankfort.
I care about strengthening families and giving people tools to determine the direction of their lives. That means emphasizing what we earn, where we live, where we learn, and how we receive care—the big issues that affect my parents, my children, and my neighbors. Policies should help people who need help. Working together, we can afford to prioritize our future.