Issues

Employment

Employment

Employment is a major issue in our district. We’ve lost Sitel and LSC Communications and others, so we are looking at close to 1,000 of our neighbors losing jobs. And many of the jobs we do have don’t pay a livable wage, so people are needing to work two or more jobs just to make ends meet. Add to that the fact that we can’t fill the jobs we have now and you can soon see there is no easy fix. And we also need to end the Republican war on unions and organized labor.
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Education

Education

Public education is the backbone to our society. In it lies the answer to many of our other issues: unemployment, the opioid and meth crisis, homelessness, poverty, inequality, and the very future of our commonwealth. We need to stop abandoning our public education system and our teachers and not send our tax dollar to pay for Charter Schools. We need to spend more on our public classrooms and not throw tax dollars on a system designed to make someone a profit. We need to put pupils before profits.
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Healthcare

Healthcare

Healthcare is a right. Period. Medical costs are too high. Insurance costs are too high. Too many Republicans are putting Big Pharma and Big Insurance in front of YOUR health. When people are having to choose between food, rent, and insulin, there is something terribly wrong with our nation, commonwealth, and district. We need to do better for our citizens and start putting people before profits. And we need to seriously take on the opiod and meth crisis in our district.
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Equality

Equality

The gap between the middle class and the rich keeps getting wider and wider. Trickle down economics has been a lie since day one and has never worked. We still battle racism and sexism in our communities. Gender identity and sexuality are under attack by the right. Women are still being told what they can and cannot do with their own bodies. Women still make less than men for the same job. Bullying is still a scourge in our schools. We must do all we can to end the “us” and “them” mentality.
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About Steve…

Learn about his concern and values.

I was born and raised in Ankeny, IA. My father worked as a service technician for the local power company and my mother was a registered nurse. Our family has always been a strong supporter of organized labor, with my father being a member of the IBEW for over 40 years and my brother being a member of AFSCME for over 25 years. I attended Iowa State University where I received a BA in Speech Communication. At that point in my life, I left Iowa to pursue the next step in my education and have lived in either Tennessee or Kentucky since then. I attended The University of Memphis (back when it was still called Memphis State University) where I received my MFA in Theatrical Design & Technology.

When I moved to Glasgow, I was still a tenured Associate Professor teaching at Middle Tennessee State University, where I taught for nearly 12 years. I then had the opportunity of becoming the President / CEO of the Capitol Arts Theatre in Bowling Green. After that, I had the opportunity to serve as the Executive Director of the Plaza Theatre for its first six years of operation, here in Glasgow. I then moved to SKyPAC in Bowling Green where I served as the Ticket Office Manager for over a year. Next, I moved on to a position with Morgan Smith Industries as a Designer, and I now work for CASA of South Central KY supporting abused and neglected children in our community.

My parents instilled in me a strong work ethic and a sense of what is right and what is wrong. They weren’t big into politics as I was growing up. They were big into making my brother and myself into hard-working, educated, well-rounded compassionate, and decent men. I think they succeeded.

So why have I decided to run for office? That’s a good question. I never saw myself as a “politician”. And I still don’t see myself as one. I like to think that instead, I am truly a “Representative” of my district. And I have absolutely no desire to become a “career politician”. In fact, I would vote in a heartbeat for term limits at all levels of government. I can’t imagine serving as Representative more than a couple terms – but I guess I would serve as long as I saw a need and as long as my district wanted me to serve.

But ever since the Republicans achieved a super-majority in our legislature, I have watched them trample on the rights and livelihoods of the middle class, the poor, workers, teachers, public servants, and women. Locking citizens out of OUR Capitol building. Attacking public education for the benefit of for-profit schools. Writing legislation behind closed doors with only Republicans being allowed to participate. Jamming through pension reform illegally in a “Sewage Bill” while giving the full legislature only hours to look over hundreds of pages of text. Offering sweet deals to buddies in return for real estate deals and paying exorbitant salaries to other friends. Supporting a Governor that continually insulted his constituency, failed to share his tax returns, and believed he needn’t explain any of his actions to the public. All met with resounding silence from the Republican legislators when these actions should have been met with universal condemnation.

It’s time for this attack on the Citizens of Kentucky to end. We can only do that by replacing those who represent that top 1% with those of us who represent the entirety of KY – and in this case District 23. We need to seriously tackle the issues that affect the middle class – healthcare, employment, education, and equality. As long as Republicans control the legislature, we can look at the attack on the backbone of our commonwealth, the middle class, to continue.

Please join me in restoring Kentucky to all of its citizens.

My family.
My dog, Rueben.
Helping Dad get ready for my brother’s wedding.

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It's been an interesting campaign so far. Little did I know that just a few months after filing to run I would suffer a COVID-19 induced stroke (TIA) and accrue close to $30K in medical bills and truly learn how important affordable healthcare is in this country. I was not predisposed to a stroke. I didn't have high blood pressure. I didn't have high cholesterol. I didn't have diabetes. I didn't have a family history of heart disease. I didn't smoke. My only issue was that I was overweight. And as that was something I could fix, I threw myself into that with the same energy I threw myself into my campaign and with the same energy I will serve District 23.

So I started changing my eating habits. And then I started walking. And then I started jogging. And then I started running. And I'm excited to announce that today I ran my first ever 5K. I ran in the 10th Annual Extreme Fitness of Glasgow 5K Run. All proceeds from this event go to a wonderful charity located here in District 23, Community Medical Care. I am proud to support this great organization.

I am also proud to say that in 5 months I have gone from weighing 240 lbs and not being able to go up a flight of stairs without getting winded to weighing 191 lbs and running a 5K in 34 min 25 secs.

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Its been an interesting campaign so far.  Little did I know that just a few months after filing to run I would suffer a COVID-19 induced stroke (TIA) and accrue close to $30K in medical bills and truly learn how important affordable healthcare is in this country.  I was not predisposed to a stroke.  I didnt have high blood pressure.  I didnt have high cholesterol.  I didnt have diabetes.  I didnt have a family history of heart disease.  I didnt smoke.  My only issue was that I was overweight.  And as that was something I could fix, I threw myself into that with the same energy I threw myself into my campaign and with the same energy I will serve District 23.

So I started changing my eating habits.  And then I started walking.  And then I started jogging.  And then I started running.  And Im excited to announce that today I ran my first ever 5K.  I ran in the 10th Annual Extreme Fitness of Glasgow 5K Run.  All proceeds from this event go to a wonderful charity located here in District 23, Community Medical Care.  I am proud to support this great organization.

I am also proud to say that in 5 months I have gone from weighing 240 lbs and not being able to go up a flight of stairs without getting winded to weighing 191 lbs and running a 5K in 34 min 25 secs.

#extreme5k  #SteveJonesforKY

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Good for you Steve! I had NO idea you have been going through all of this! So happy to know you made a full recovery and then some!

An inspiration!!! Keep on keeping on!!! 😊

Great job. You should be so very proud of yourself.

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Great job so happy for such a great recovery.

That is wonderful, Steve! Congratulations on your healthy, fit new you!!

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Cool success story kep up the work

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So very proud of you!

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Awesomesauce!!

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Great job Glasgow Water Company and Tim Smiley! Another reason District 23 is a great place to live!
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