Fred Stubblefield, Republican Candidate for 4th District State Representative, in studio, May 11, 2018
Fred Stubblefield, Republican candidate for 4th District State Representative, was in studio Friday morning to introduce himself to the community and talk to WPKY about his campaign.
Fred started off by telling listeners that he grew up on a farm in Crittenden County where he still resides and farms; and, for 37 years he worked for Westlake Chemical in Calvert City, recently retiring in April. For much of his adult life Fred has been active in the political arena, mostly working behind the scenes, but felt it was time for him to step forward.
If elected into office he will work to improve the infrastructure in the district, which he noted, is more than roads and bridges, it’s also better cell and internet service, water systems, airports, and more. He stated that he would continue to push for the completion of US641 but expressed that he believes the project’s direction needed to be decided by the people.
Fred also told listeners that he believes public school teachers are an extreme asset to the community and that they are there to teach our future, not to act as security, but that he feels more security is needed in our public schools. He stated that he felt the issue needs to be resolved by listening to several different voices and ideas, including students. He went on to say that he hoped to continue to help make public schools better.
Fred expressed that he is a listener and will strive to listen to all the voices in his district, going so far as setting up town hall meetings so that he can stay up to date on issues effecting the citizens of the 4th District. He also noted that while he may not be able to accomplish everything he sets out to, he will listen to and work hard for the people.
You can catch the full interview with Fred Stubblefield where he goes into more detail about his campaign below.