Why I’m Running

My name is Jerry Gearding. I’ve been blessed to have spent over 50 years living in Campbell County. Through the years, I’ve witnessed the tremendous growth that we have experienced and realize the vast, untapped potential that exists here to make Campbell County an even better place for people to live and raise their families.

I believe that it’s time that the people of the 67th district have a State Representative who will fight for them in Frankfort and represent their values, not someone who only fights for radical political agendas and New York City values.

People who know me, know that I have always been a fighter and am not afraid to stand up for what’s right. Back in 2018, I wasn’t happy with the corruption and big government in our County like annual tax increases, wasteful spending, lack of transparency and what I believed were conflicts of interests involving members of our Fiscal Court, so I decided to fight back and run for County Commissioner. I was a last-minute candidate, so I didn’t have big donors backing me, but I knew that it was important to expose the corruption.

I published a chart exposing how politicians voted to raise your taxes every year they were in office. I didn’t think telling the truth would be a big deal, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. No less than 30 minutes later, one of the incumbents called me and left a message on my phone DEMANDING I take the post down.

I thought it was odd that our elected officials were afraid to have the people that they work for see their voting record, so I doubled down and paid to boost the post to everyone in the county, the post was seen by thousands of people, and I continued to fight from there. My victory emerged the next year when every member of the Fiscal Court voted, for the first time, against raising taxes.

Shortly after, I received my first lesson in the dark side of politics when they attempted to destroy my personal reputation and my family – something I have since found is common practice in our county for anyone who speaks truth to power, and they thought that they succeeded. They thought that I would never be able to run for office again. Apparently, they didn’t know me very well because I’ve never bowed to bullies in my life and will never stop fighting for what is right.

After the lockdowns, inflation, and fraud of the last two years, I realized that there has never been a more important time in our history for us to have strong, principled state legislators who will fight back against our tyrannical Governor, the radical Socialist Left, and an overreaching Federal government.

We need champions to protect our God-given rights and freedoms. After many prayers and much thought, I made the decision to run for State Representative District 67 to fight for you.

I am running to send a message that We, the People of Kentucky will no longer tolerate the Swamp’s bullying!

I am running knowing that I will be attacked with the lies that the establishment politicians created to prevent me from doing so and knowing that my life would become an open book. That’s OK. The political class loves to attack the people’s message of Truth and Justice!

That won’t stop me from making YOUR voice heard. It is a small price to pay to have the opportunity to go to Frankfort and fight to help ensure that our children can grow up in the same free country that we did.

The Establishment has bullied the people for far too long. I am running to send a message that We, the People of Kentucky will no longer tolerate the Swamp’s bullying.

If I’m elected, you will always be able to count on me to fight for you and your family, not for the lobbyists and special interest groups that influence so many of our Legislators today.

It’s been 100 years since a Republican has been elected to this seat and the Socialist Democrats will be desperate to keep it that way this year but with your help and support, we can make history and flip the 67th District Red with a Family First, America First Conservative!

God Bless Kentucky and God Bless America!