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By Steve Stewart

Published 3:20 pm Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Former Gov. and current state Sen. Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, won’t seek re-election next year and has endorsed state Rep. Joe Graviss, D-Versailles, as his successor.

Graviss, a former McDonald’s franchisee who won election to the state House in November, told Frankfort Rotarians on Wednesday that he plans to run for the seat in Senate District 7, which covers Franklin, Woodford, Anderson, Owen and Gallatin counties.

Joe Graviss officially filing to run as Candidate for State Senate District 7 in 2020

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About Joe:

Joe Graviss is a former Owner\Operator, retiring in late 2017, of nine McDonald’s Restaurants in Lexington, Frankfort, Versailles, and Midway, Kentucky with over 600 employees in total. His Bachelor of Hamburgerology came in 1989 where he made the Dean’s List, received the Team Leader award and a rare addendum to graduate transcripts from the professors at McDonald’s Hamburger University. Joe’s 9 restaurants operated well within the top 20% in the Country as determined by the McDonald’s Corporation. 



"We pay taxes so that we can make critical investments to make our Commonwealth strong. Too many of our elected leaders have not been good stewards of our government or our resources, and the processes we depend on as a civilized society have been ignored. It seems like too many of our elected officials are more interested in politics, getting re-elected, and controlling power than they are in serving their constituents. That’s why I’m running---I want to be a good steward of our resources, and I want to be an elected leader who represents our district and the Commonwealth regardless of who’s “in power” because that should not matter---it’s the people that matter. I’m not interested in political games or war, I’m interested in getting to work with others that are truly interested in working together to solve problems."

-Joe Graviss State Representative 

District 56, Kentucky

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Joe Graviss

PO Box 1002

Versailles, KY 40383

Cell Phone: 859-433-4392

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