Timmy Truett, principal of McKee elementary School and owner of a pumpkin patch in Jackson County, can add a new title to his list, state representative for Kentucky District 89.
District 89 represents Jackson County, as well as parts of Laurel and Madison Counties. Truett replaces the embattled former representative, Robert Goforth, who resigned amid allegations of domestic abuse.
Truett won the special election on Tuesday, November 2, defeating Democrat Mae Suramek, 72% to 28%, according to unofficial results from the state election board. Truett’s victory is, at this time, 12 points stronger than Goforth’s victory in November of 2020.
Prior to his election, Truett told the Richmond Register that he saw the biggest concerns in Laurel being roadways and infrastructure. “They are growing so fast their roads are bursting at the seams. The biggest concern for them is getting more turning lanes, stop lights, and things like that,” he told the paper.
Republican Party Chairmen Mac Brown issued a statement regarding Truett’s win, “Congratulations to State Representative-elect Timmy Truett. As a proven leader who helped move schools forward in his community, we know he will work hard in Frankfort to improve education, protect the sanctity of life and gun rights and be a strong voice for his constituents. We’re proud of the campaign Rep.-elect Truett ran, and can’t wait to see all he will accomplish in the General Assembly.”
About Timmy Truett
Truett has been a resident of the 89th district his entire life. Married to his wife, Mandi, for 21 years, they have three children, Tate (16), Tansen (12) and Titus (8).
He’s been a teacher and administrator in Jackson County for the past 22 years, serving as principal of McKee Elementary School for five years. Over the years, he’s been a coaching multiple sports for the children in his school.
Truett owns the Truett Pumpkin Patch and is active in the farming community in the county. He’s also a member of the McKee Baptist Church.
According to his Facebook bio, he is committed to:
- Ending the cycle of generational poverty in the region through education and economic development
- Limiting big government, focusing on the people in the area to help make changes
- Economic development ideas that arise from the grassroots
- Securing funding for education to further these ends