Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Today, Republican State Representative Michael Lee Meredith filed for re-election to represent Kentucky’s 19th House District. The papers were filed in-person at the Secretary of State’s office ahead of the May 19, 2020, primary election. Meredith has held the seat since the beginning of 2011.
A local businessman, Meredith has served the 19th District for nine years and is currently chairman of the House Local Government Committee. “With thoughtful consideration, I have again filed to represent the people of the 19th District,” said Meredith. “My friends in Edmonson and Warren counties have trusted me to be their voice in Frankfort. Since my first election, I have fought tooth and nail for our families and I’d like to continue that fight.”
A press release from Meredith's office stated: "Meredith has made good on his promises to achieve real results for the district. Since 2017, Meredith has led the effort to secure state funding for the Bowling Green Veterans Nursing Home. In 2018, Meredith was the primary sponsor of legislation that now works to make prescription drug prices more affordable. In 2019, Meredith passed legislation to protect our cattle farmers by working with the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. This legislation requires transparency to consumers buying meat products, to ensure that products derived from animal cells and grown in a laboratory cannot be labeled as meat. Meredith has also been a tireless advocate for first responders, helping pass legislation to increase incentive pay and line of duty death benefits."
“We are headed into an important budget session,” said Meredith, “which means I will have the chance to direct much needed funds to our district. I have always supported legislation that gives our young people the opportunity to stay here at home to work and raise their families. I will never back down from the fight to make our communities better and safer places to live.”
The press release stated that Meredith takes a hard stance against policies and legislation that infringe upon our Second Amendment Rights. He is pro-life and works to protect our conservative, family values, the release said. In past races, Meredith has been recognized, recommended, and endorsed by the National Rifle Association, Kentucky Right to Life, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Fraternal Order of Police, the Kentucky Professional Firefighters Association, the National Federation of Independent Business-Kentucky, and the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky. Meredith has also been honored with the “Friends of Cities” Award by the Kentucky League of Cities on several different occasions.
For more details on this campaign, visit MeredithForKentucky.com.