In Feb. 24 Issue
Last Thursday B.D. Wilson, Democratic candidate for commissioner of agriculture visited Russell County.
Originally a Mount Sterling, Montgomery County native, where he would serve four terms as county judge-executive (1994-2008), Wilson now calls Frankfort his home.
He has been aggressively campaigning for nearly five months for the May Primary for the Democrat nominee to run in the November race.
Currently, there are five Democrat and two Republicans who have filed to run in the primary.
After his 14 years as judge-executive of Montgomery County, Wilson would go to work in the Transportation Cabinet under Governor Steve Beshear.
Wilson is also a businessman having owned a clothing store, owning and running a stockyard and raising cattle, tobacco and hay for many years. The experience, of which he believes helps qualify him for the position.
"The combination of running a business, making payroll, making sure your employees have health insurance, managing budgets both in the private sector and also at the county level for 14 years, then three years at the Transportation Cabinet," Wilson said.
Wilson said he is also dedicated to encouraging and helping the youth of Kentucky who are interested in continuing the proud tradition of farming.
"Our number one commodity in this state is the youth of Kentucky, and we need to make sure they have every opportunity to succeed in farming if they so desire," Wilson said.
Wilson encourages everyone to visit his website at www.bdwilsonagky.com
"Look at my resume as a business owner and a public servant," Wilson said. "I'm proud of my record."
To date, Wilson has picked up more than 50 endorsements from county judge-executives from across the state.
Wilson is married and their family is of five children and eight grandchildren.