Thursday, May 17, 2018

Campbell County Primary Election: Pete Garrett, County Commissioner District 2


Editor's Note: Campbell County has six countywide contested primary elections on May 22. Republicans will vote in five of those contests (Judge Executive, Commissioner District 1, District 2, District 3 and Jailer. Democrats will have one primary (U.S. Congress Representative in the 4th District). 

Additionally, there is a contested primary in Bellevue (Mayor) and in some parts of the county for Constable. 

To review a sample ballot, click here.

FTM will publish all articles written by the candidates in order to give the voting electorate a better understanding on how they may elect. 

We gave a simple prompt: Why Are You Running? Their answer is below. 

Campbell County Commissioner (District 2)

By Pete Garrett 

Experience Matters!

As a life-long resident and business owner, the quality of life and success of this County are important to me as demonstrated by my community involvement.  This began as a pre-teen assisting my father going door to door to get children vaccinated against polio.  I was a YMCA camp counselor during summer break from high school.  I worked for the Committee of 500 candidates in the 60’s.  I was on the County Republican Executive Committee in the 70’s and recent years.  I also was active in assisting with many Republican candidates’ campaigns (Jim Bunning, Art Schmidt, Mitch McConnell and others).  In 1980 I was part of the political action committee that was instrumental in turning Newport around from “Sin City” to what it is today.  I also served on the Newport Citizens Advisory Council in the early 80s.   I served on the County Comprehensive Plan Committee twice.  In 2010 I was elected to County Commission and served through 2014.  In 2014 I was elected to the Soil Conservation District Board.  Throughout my life, while running my own business, being a husband and father, it was important to me to remain involved in my community.

I believe it is important to strive for thoughtful development while preserving the rural and bucolic nature of our County.   I believe we should abide by the current Comprehensive Plan which had significant community input.   I have a good understanding of the entire County, having worked in Newport and lived in Ft. Thomas and California.  I have continually educated myself, paid attention and stayed involved in what happens in our County.  I want to be a Commissioner who represents and works for the benefit of the entire County.


I am pro-life, endorsed by Northern Kentucky Right to Life and pro-second amendment having owned the oldest gunsmithing shop in the State for 42 years.  Please visit electpetegarrett.com for more information and honor me with your vote on May 22nd.  Thank you.

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