Urie stands to serve the 62nd not special interests
Jenny Urie filed for office on her 39th birthday because she was discouraged by the current state of affairs in Frankfort. She was tired of the attacks on education and working families.
Urie is running for the state’s 62nd House District which includes Owen County and parts of Fayette and Scott counties.
She’s served as an educator for eight years, taught at both the middle and high school levels. Urie also served as a nonpartisan legislative assistant for six years in the Kentucky House of Representatives.
Coming from a working-class family, Urie’s mother, Paula Nye, was the owner of Jubilee Candles for 20 years, before becoming the Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Her father, Tony Urie, a Navy veteran, artist and published poet, worked as a sheet metal worker and carpenter for many years before finishing his career at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Her grandfathers Nye was a farmer and her grandfather Urie was an Army veteran and sheet metal worker.
“I’ve shared the struggles of so many Kentuckians who know what it is to work two to three jobs, to live paycheck to paycheck, to grow a garden to help put food on the table, to take care of family members both young and old, and to get up in the morning and do it all over again,” Urie said. “We do it because we still dream for a better Kentucky, a better America, so that our children can enjoy a better life despite the many challenges we face, and so that our elders can receive the health and pension benefits that they earned and deserve.”
Urie knows what good state representatives do — they listen to their constituents, not special interests.
“They are willing to work on both sides of the aisle to do what is best for our commonwealth,” Urie said. “I will welcome your input and take your issues and concerns to Frankfort with me. I will be the voice of the people of the 62nd District because the duty of a representative is to serve the people above all else.”
Urie is currently a social studies and arts/humanities teacher at Owen County High School.
Once elected, Urie will fight for fair tax reform, public education funding, stronger protections for our workers, and creating opportunities for all Kentuckians to have better and more productive lives.