Booker will breakdown barriers for all Kentuckians
Charles Booker will break down the barriers disenfranchising and drowning out the voices of marginalized Kentuckians.
Booker is running for the state’s 43rd House District encompassing part of Jefferson County.
With an impressive career in public service, Booker has interned in the U.S Congress, assisted families as a clerk for Judge Denise Brown, served Louisville’s Central Business District and surrounding neighborhoods as a legislative assistant for the 4th Metro Council District under David Tandy.
“My number one objective is to break down the barriers that disenfranchise and drown out the concerns of marginalized people in Kentucky,” Booker said. “The power is in the people, so I want to ensure that this seat is clearly and unequivocally the people’s seat.”
Booker has managed volunteers for Congressman John Yarmuth’s 2010 and 2012 campaigns and worked as a legislative analyst for Kentucky’s Legislative Research Commission.
In 2014, he was appointed as director of personnel and administrative services for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife under Gov. Steve Beshear. As director, Booker paved the way for greater urban engagement and statewide connectivity for communities of color, supporting his goal of ensuring every citizen has access to Kentucky’s rich resources.
Booker’s campaign has six pillars: criminal justice reform, educational equity, economic opportunity, civil rights, the health of the commonwealth, and citizen empowerment.
“I am running for District 43 state representative because we are at a historic juncture that will determine the future of our commonwealth,” Booker said. “As a husband and young father raising two girls in the district where my entire family is from, I am fighting to make sure every person has the resources and opportunity to live safe, healthy and hopeful lives.
“It is imperative that our state representative be an experienced, effective, bold and accountable leader to stand for our families and elevate the voices of the unheard in our community. That is who I am.”
Booker currently serves as the director of strategic partnerships for 1619 Flux: Art + Activism, and supports the Louisville Urban League as an education and equity policy analyst.
He lives in the historic Russell neighborhood, with his wife Tanesha and beautiful daughters Kaylin and Prestyn.