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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Bob Schrage Files for 67th District House Seat Against Dennis Keene

L to R: Sen. Chris McDaniel, Rep. Adam Koenig, Bob and Anne Schrage, Sandy Shaw, Rep. Sal Santoro, Sec. of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Justin Vanderglas. 

Robert “Bob” Schrage officially filed to seek election to the Kentucky State House’s 67th district, comprising the cities of Dayton, Bellevue, Newport, Wilder, Southgate, Woodlawn, and a portion of Highland Heights.

Schrage will face incumbent, Dennis Keene (D-Wilder), who has represented district 67 since 2005.

Schrage, a Northern Kentucky University professor and Dayton resident said his campaign will  focus on economic growth and community service.

“I’ve spent my life working to improve my community and Northern Kentucky,” said Schrage. “That’s why I’m running for the Kentucky General Assembly’s 67th House District. The people of Northern Kentucky deserve someone with tested experience, and I believe that my past as an active leader in the community is just what this district needs to grow and thrive.”

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According to a release, Schrage was born and raised in Northern Kentucky and graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 1982. Professionally he spent his career in the non-profit sector. He spent 27 years with the Northern Kentucky Area Development District and served as the Director of Administration for Transitions Inc. and as the CEO of Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati.

He currently teaches students in the Master of Public Administration program at Northern Kentucky University.

In addition to his professional life, Schrage has also volunteered as a teacher at the Grateful Life Center and has won the Luke Dober Award for his efforts on behalf of substance abuse treatment in the region. He serves as an ambassador with Life Center and is a former member of the Rabbit Hash Historic Society Board of Directors, the Boone County Historic Preservation and Review Board, and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.  He currently serves on the Redwood Strategic Planning Committee.  Mr. Schrage also runs the Andrew J. Schrage Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor his late son.  The fund has raised tens of thousands of dollars to benefit Northern Kentucky engineering students.

“My life hasn’t been one marked by politics and partisan games, but instead has focused on finding better ways to improve the lives of those who need help,” he said. “Over the coming months, I will lay out a vision for Kentucky that focuses on an efficient and effective government, a return to fiscal responsibility, and support for job creating policies for all Kentuckians. I look forward to hitting the campaign trail and hearing from the voters.”

Schrage lives in Dayton, Kentucky with his wife of 33 years, Ann Schrage. They have two sons, Ethan Schrage and the late Andrew Schrage.

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