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West announces campaign for re-election as judge-executive

David West recently announced his candidacy for re-election as Jessamine County Judge-Executive in the 2018 primary.

“It has been an honor to serve the citizens of our proud county,” West said. “It is my firm belief that more is accomplished by teamwork than individual effort and I would like to credit our excellent employees for services envied by many Kentucky counties with larger budgets.”

West said he has been involved with efforts to make Jessamine County government as efficient as possible, such as acquisition of ambulances to be remounted, obtaining new equipment for convenience center, as well as having a hand in the sheriff and 911 department sreceiving more than $350,000 in discretionary road funds for paving of Jessamine County roads.

Currently serving as chairman for the Metropolitan Planning Organization setting transportation policies in two counties as well as serving on the executive committee for the Bluegrass Area Development District and chair for the Development Advisory Committee, West said he believes participation in regional leadership is important in Jessamine County as well as placing the county at the forefront of economic discussion and opportunity.

“Leadership positions such as these place our community in a position to benefit from the knowledge gained and I will always seek advantages for Jessamine County,” West said.

West admitted there are many challenges ahead for the county, which are always a work in progress, such as increased pension and health care costs, paying fair wages to employees and continuing to provide the tools and equipment needed to advance Jessamine County.

“As Jessamine County Judge-Executive,” West said. “I pledge to always ask the difficult questions of government, to observe and work on making our community a better place and to always have an open ear to your concerns.”