Josh Blair has lived most of his life in Kenton County. In 2001, Josh graduated from Beechwood HS, then completed a bachelor’s degree at NKU and a master’s degree at Ohio University. His family attended Blessed Sacrament Church. Josh works as an adjunct professor of communication at NKU, Cincinnati State, and Xavier U.
on a Cultural Diversity Work Group was nationally recognized by the Clinton White House. Seth is very active in his community and parish, where he serves on Parish Council, and is a devoted father as to his three children.
Born and raised in Trimble County, Rick Rand grew up on his family’s farm where he learned to raise cattle and crops from an early age. As a State Representative, Rick keeps that same philosophy while serving as chairman of the powerful Appropriations and Revenue Committee in the House.
Buddy Wheatley is a fourth generation Covington Firefighter. The Wheatley family represents nearly 100 years of public service. Since retiring as Covington’s Fire Chief, Buddy has provided legal support to firefighters, public school teachers, and public transit workers. Buddy graduated from Ludlow HS in 1979; his first BA was in
the board for the ACLU and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She attended St. Henry High School in Erlanger, KY and the University of Kentucky. Patti suffered a great loss in 2013 when her oldest son took his own life. She turned her grief into action as a leader in the local Out of the Darkness annual suicide awareness walk. Patti resides in Bellevue with her husband John Culbertson.
Beginning her career as a waitress, Patti Piatt worked to become a successful business executive in the food service arena, responsible for hundreds of staff and multi-million-dollar budgets. Most recently Patti worked for Aramark Health Care and The University of Cincinnati Medical Center. She has championed for women's rights and mental health services, serving on
Larry Varney attended college in Richmond - Eastern Kentucky University - to become an English teacher. After graduation, he taught high school English (3 yrs.) and then Industrial Arts (2 yrs). He moved into the world of technology, teaching computer programming to business users all across the U.S. for the next 20 years.
Additional activities have included board member on the Campbell County Conservation District, and playing "Santa Claus" especially on Thanksgiving weekend at K&M Feed, benefitting ROSAS - Rescue Our Shelter Animals and Strays (http://rosas.rescuegroups.org/)
Darrell Link has been a community and statewide leader. As Judge-Executive, he served four terms as Grant County’s top elected official, including a term as President of the Kentucky County Judge-Executive Association. In 2015, Link was hired as the Executive Director of the statewide Council on Area Development Districts,
providing leadership and assistance on infrastructure, economic, and workforce development for Kentucky’s 120 counties.
Born and raised in Shelby & Henry Counties, Seth now lives in Oldham County. He has broad experience in politics having been active as a volunteer for the campaigns of Bill Clinton, Alison Grimes, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and many others. His professional experience in the healthcare industry for over 30 years positions him to address this issue in Congress. His work
He is currently enrolled in the Deaf Studies Certificate program at Cincinnati State, where he is studying American Sign Language. Josh previously worked as the Public Information Officer for the Department of Public Safety at Syracuse University and as a Customer Services Representative at Fidelity Investments. Josh is a father of 3.
journalism from UK in 1983; his second BA was in English from NKU in 1997. After a career as a award-winning journalist, Buddy switched to answer the call of public service, joining the Covington Fire Department in 1988. He finished this career in 2008. He attended NKU’s Salmon P. Chase Law School while serving as Fire Chief. After passing the bar exam in 2009, Buddy launched a career as a solo labor attorney, working on behalf of public sector labor unions. He currently serves as union co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employer State and Local Government Bargaining Committee.