Richard Becker

Kentucky State House, District 35

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Richard is an experienced advocate for working families and progressive values.He has called Louisville home for years. As an organizer with a local union that unites janitorial workers, manufacturing workers, and railroad employees in Kentucky, Richard has found his calling in empowering working people to fight for improvements in their workplaces and communities.

A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Richard worked for five years in Democratic Party politics across the country before eventually settling in Louisville. As a child, Richard and his parents and sister would frequently visit Louisville to see Richard’s grandmother, who called Louisville home for nearly eighty years, living much of that time off Bardstown Road in the Highlands.

Richard wants more people to know the fair, inclusive, and forward-thinking Louisville that he sees every day. Richard’s vision for Kentucky includes raising the minimum wage to $15/hour, incentivizing the creation of new green jobs, and expanding Medicaid coverage to all.

Richard is running for State Representative to elevate the concerns of working people, challenge the corporate stranglehold over our politics, and bring progressive policies to the forefront in Frankfort. Richard is committed to the 35th District and will be an advocate for the people of the community.

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