Seaman’s statehouse victory vital for Kentucky
After seeing what was happening in our country and communities, Diane Seaman felt compelled to make a difference.
Seaman is running for the state’s 59th House District which includes part of Oldham County.
Her victory will deal a significant blow to Gov. Bevin and the Republican majority ’s anti-teacher, anti-working-class agenda as House Republican Speaker Pro Tem David Osborne holds the district’s seat.
“I became so concerned with what I saw happening in our country and our community, that I decided it was more important for me to become an involved citizen,” Seaman said. “Rather than sitting around bemoaning the situation, I felt compelled to step up to make a difference.”
A graduate of Oldham County High School, Seaman has lived in Oldham County for more than 20 years.
She earned degrees in art and mathematics from the University of Louisville and started her actuarial career in Indianapolis.
But she didn’t stop there.
Seaman has spent 26 years in various positions with what became Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Earning success through hard work, Seaman became the senior vice president, chief actuary and chief risk officer overseeing actuarial activities in all of Anthem’s markets across the United States with employees in over 25 states.
Coupled with her successful career, Seaman’s life experiences have shaped her personal values.
Growing up in a middle-class family, Seaman spent summers working on a local farm, picking blueberries alongside migrant farmworkers.
While she has a solid business background, she has a passion for helping children.
She’s been active in Big Brothers Big Sisters since 1990. Over the years, Seaman has mentored three “Little Sisters,” served on the Oldham County Advisory Council, and she is currently the vice chair of the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana. In fact, she remains active in the life of her most recent “Little Sister,” who is now 27 years old.
“I took early retirement in late 2015, with the goal of starting a second career as an artist, however, When I was an executive, I never asked my employees to do anything that I wasn’t willing to do myself. Public service is no different,” Seaman said. “How could I expect someone else to run for office if I was not willing to do so myself? I have always believed in giving back to the community, and have done so in various ways. Now I am running for state representative to give back to my community even more.”
While she isn’t a parent, Seaman believes we all have a personal responsibility to look out for the next generation.
“I believe in the profound power of public education, and as a state representative, I will focus on the problems facing it,” Seaman said. “I am confident that I will make a positive difference in Frankfort. Please, vote for me in November. I promise I will do you proud.”