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Yarmuth aide filing for state senate race

by Joe Arnold


Posted on December 30, 2009 at 1:31 AM

Marty Meyer, Congressman John Yarmuth's boots on the ground in the 3rd Congressional District, makes it official Wednesday.  Meyer will file to run for state senate for the seat formerly held by his father (though most of the district has been redrawn since then) against Sen. Dan Seum, the Majority Caucus Chair.

Seum toyed with running for Louisville mayor before deciding to seek a fifth consecutive term in the statehouse.

Here's Meyer's news release:



Senate Candidate Meyer officially files for office.
Democrat Marty Meyer will file to run for the 38th State Senate seat
Frankfort, KY— Democrat Marty Meyer, District Representative for Congressman John Yarmuth, and son of retired State Senator and Louisville Alderman Danny Meyer will officially file as a candidate for Kentucky’s 38th District Senate Seat on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 10:30 AM.  To this filing Meyer will bring with him a strong fundraising track record and a wealth of endorsements which he has procured from elected officials and local unions.  He will be joined by friends and family in Frankfort as he files the necessary paperwork.
“For years, the citizens of the 38th Senate District have not had access to the type of responsive government they deserve,” Meyer said, “I look forward to continuing to hear from individuals and families in the community and sharing my commitment to receptive and accessible government.”  In his race, Meyer will be challenging Danny Seum, who after being elected on the Democratic ticket switched allegiances becoming a Republican, a move which proved to be crucial to David William’s takeover of the Kentucky Senate.
One of the elected officials strongly backing Marty Meyer’s run for the Senate is Congressman John Yarmuth, whose campaigns and district office Meyer has worked for since January 2006.  In a letter of support Congressman Yarmuth praised Meyer saying, “It has been a great honor for me to work alongside Marty for the third Congressional district, and I can attest from personal experience to his dedication, persistence, and commitment to improving the lives of all Kentuckians.”
Marty Meyer is a longtime resident of the 38th District. He has volunteered on political campaigns for much of his life, and currently works as the District Representative for Congressman Yarmuth.  Marty Meyer looks forward to serving the constituents of the 38th district.