Rand stands for rural Kentuckians
Rick Rand has been the voice of his rural communities in Frankfort for more than 15 years.
Rand is seeking re-election for the state’s 47th House District which includes Henry, Trimble, Carroll and Gallatin counties.
Any gains in both funding and supporting program initiatives for public education, Rand helped craft. Similarly, he ensures the values and needs of his districts’ farmers are not lost in the Capitol’s marbled halls.
“I am running to make sure that the rural communities that I represent have a strong and experienced voice in Frankfort that represents our values,” Rand said. “I believe that public education is the cornerstone of a strong economy and vibrant local communities. They offer a hand up to any student that is willing to work hard and take advantage of a strong public education.”
Born and raised in Trimble County, Rand grew up on his family’s farm where he learned to raise cattle and crops from an early age. It’s a long way for a young boy working on the family farm to serving in the halls of the Capitol in Frankfort.
“As farmers, we learned to use everything to our benefit and nothing was wasted,” Rand said. As a state representative, Rand keeps that same philosophy while serving as chairman of the Appropriations and Revenue Committee in the House.
Rand has never forgotten his roots and ties to small family businesses in Kentucky. After graduating from Hanover College, Rand joined his grandparents’ insurance and real estate business that was founded in 1935.
Currently, he oversees the business and alongside him are his wife Vicky, his mother and sister who also work in the family business.
Ensuring the farming community is well-represented in the Legislature,
Rand sits on the Interim Agriculture Committee, the House Agriculture Committee when the General Assembly is in session and on the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee.
He currently serves on the Primary and Secondary Education and Workforce Development Committee, the State Government and Transportation committees.
He’s an elder at the Bedford Christian Church in his hometown, a member of the Carroll County and Henry County chambers of commerce and the Trimble County Cattlemen’s Association.