Inclusion

Angela Evans Councilwoman, Fayette County

Began as Public Defender and was later named Assistant Attorney General. Contributed to a UN publication that focuses on reducing recidivism and improving processes through which offenders re-enter society.

“I’m excited to be a part of the New Kentucky Project because progressive ideas have always led to a more inclusive and compassionate community. We need to be willing to adjust our approach to politics to ensure Kentucky continues to produce progressive leaders dedicated to inclusion and compassionate policies at all levels of government.”

James Kay State Representative, Woodford County

James was elected to the House at 30 years old. From day one, Rep. Kay has dedicated himself to bringing a new voice and fresh energy to the Capitol. James is leading the fight against student loan debt in Kentucky, giving a voice to the next generation of students who see ever rising tuition costs and fewer state dollars.


Opportunity

Craig Greenberg President 21C Hotels, Jefferson County

Greenberg has spent most of his career creating and executing development strategies that turn important and challenging urban real estate projects into realities. Under Greenberg’s leadership, 21c Museum Hotels has seen years of planning and development come to fruition with the opening of five new hotel properties in Cincinnati, Ohio, Bentonville, Arkansas, Durham, North Carolina, Lexington, Kentucky, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 21c Museum Hotels now employs over 1,000 people.

Kerry Holleran Channel Support Counsel at General Electric, Bracken County

A former English professor, public defender, immigration attorney, and Kentucky Innocence Project attorney, she was also elected to serve on the Covington Independent Schools Board of Education.

“I spend a great deal of my time and energy on the political process, but I joined NKP because I want to be part of a group of young leaders whose focus is on solving issues that affect Kentuckians every day outside of the political process.”


Progress

Sellus Wilder Former City Commissioner and candidate for United States Senate, Franklin County

Sellus delivered a very direct response to a question on the economy of Eastern Kentucky during a 2016 primary debate, in which he outlined the necessity of presenting voters with the truth.

Dan Mosley Judge Executive, Harlan County

Dan learned the importance of hard work at an early age, being that his dad was a coal mine electrician and his mom was a grocery store cashier. Due to the economic downturn in Eastern Kentucky and seeing his home county of Harlan struggling, in November of 2013, Dan decided to seek the office of Harlan County Judge Executive.

Steve Gold County Attorney, Henderson County

With a focus on positive, effective reform of the juvenile justice system, Gold was instrumental in the conception and implementation of a Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice pilot project which reduced the number of juvenile court petitions in the county by over two-thirds. “The new Kentucky Project represents the promise of ideas-based policy, honest discussions about the Kentucky we want to create for our children, and a problem-solving philosophy.”

Our Mission

The New Kentucky Project seeks to move Kentucky forward and modernize our state through a variety of different policy initiatives. However we do acknowledge that there will be differences of opinion amongst some Kentuckians on issues and we seek to embrace those differences, rather than rigidly accept the two-party dichotomy so often required in today's politics. We believe that where intelligent, well-meaning people disagree, consensus can be built through discussion and education.