Alison Lundergan Grimes
Running for Kentucky Senate
Growing up in Central Kentucky, she learned the value of public service at an early age by volunteering with her family every year to distribute Thanksgiving dinners to the homeless.Alison is a native of Maysville, Kentucky. She received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where she served as a trustee to the Board of Directors. Alison obtained her law degree, graduating with honors, from American University, Washington College of Law, in Washington, DC.
Alison lives with her husband, Andrew, in Lexington.
"As a Senator, my number one priority will be putting Kentuckians back to work in good-paying jobs. Kentuckians lost more than 118,000 jobs at the worst part of the recession and they are still struggling to provide for their families. Mitch McConnell failed to put Kentuckians back to work. To increase family incomes, I will work to ensure that all Kentuckians and all Americans can earn a living wage for their work, and make sure that women get equal pay for the same work as men."
"As Secretary of State, I championed Kentucky’s first-ever address confidentiality program for victims of domestic violence to ensure their safety and security are not compromised when they vote. In the Senate, I will continue to be a voice for victims of domestic violence. According to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, “a woman is physically assaulted every 15 seconds” and one in six women in the U.S. will be victims of domestic violence over the course of her lifetime – troubling statistics that must be addressed."
"I have spoken out forcefully on this issue. I have condemned the Obama administration for misguided policies that harm hard-working Kentuckians and their families. I have laid out a jobs plan that pledges that as a United States Senator, I will fight for a national energy policy that has a prominent role for abundant coal, encourages and funds development of clean-coal technology and supports coal as an important export product."