Bruce Kunze’s ready for change
Retired educator Bruce Kunze believes it’s time for change in the state’s 12th House District.
He’s running for the statehouse to represent his district which includes McLean, Webster counties and portions of Daviess and Hopkins counties.
“We need to rekindle a shared vision. If we believe we are all in this together, together we can make a difference,” Kunze said. “ We need leaders who look at both sides of issues, and embrace good ideas, whether presented with a ‘D’ or an ‘R’ beside them.”
Bruce is a leader who works hard, builds consensus, and is not afraid to make tough choices when it is the right thing to do.
Kunze stands for an open legislative process that involves listening to all opinions and working together to solve Kentucky’s problems.
He stands for term limits for Kentucky legislators — prior bills drafted in Legislature have never made it to a committee hearing.
Kunze stands for adequately funding public education to ensure that our children will be able to learn and compete in today’s highly competitive global economy.
Like many Democratic incumbents and candidates, Kunze believes there must be comprehensive tax reform that treats everyone fairly, does not pick winners and losers, and protects working families and retirees.
He stands for “funding my campaign with private citizens’ contributions rather than special interest PAC dollars.”
Growing up in Owensboro, Kunze has spent his adult life in rural Daviess County on a small farm that was purchased by his wife’s grandparents in 1925.
He graduated from Owensboro High School and the University of Kentucky, worked as a teacher and counselor and retired from the Daviess County Public Schools after 28 years of dedicated service.
Kunze has served on numerous community boards, was elected to three terms as a Daviess County commissioner from 1999-2010, and was the executive director of the Wendell H. Ford Government Education Center from 2013-2016.
He is the owner and operator of Browns Valley Vineyard and has been active in the Owensboro Regional Farmers Market for the past 10 years where he serves as vice-president coordinating efforts to build the first permanent structure for the market.
He and his wife Susie have two grown children and four wonderful grandchildren. The Kunzes attend First Christian Church in Owensboro.