Fans of Jeff Foxworthy and John Cena likely know the game show, “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” Each episode challenges adults to see if they can answer questions that today’s young students are expected to know.
So, here’s a question for you that local social studies teachers are likely asking their students. Can you name who represents you in Congress and in the Kentucky General Assembly?
The congressional question is probably easier, because Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul have been familiar names for years. In the U.S. House, Farmers RECC is represented by James Comer and Brett Guthrie.
Because of elections and redistricting every 10 years, it’s possible some new names are on the list of those representing you in Frankfort and Washington. I encourage you to look in the center of this issue of Kentucky Living for the Kentucky Electric Cooperatives 2023 Legislative Guide. In addition to the handy maps of the Kentucky Senate and House, the guide lists the representative and senator for each county served by a co-op.
Turn to page 8 of the Legislative Guide in the February Kentucky Living to learn more about who represents Farmers RECC in the Kentucky House and Senate. Farmers RECC stays in contact with our elected officials throughout the year to make sure they are aware of how legislation and regulations affect our ability to safely serve you with reliable electricity at the lowest cost possible. To be sure, these lawmakers are also being contacted by others with different agendas, sometimes not in the best interests of Farmers RECC members like you.
It is important for all of us to know who represents us and be ready to speak up when necessary. As a Farmers RECC member, you are invited to add your name to the Kentucky electric co-op grassroots network on RuralPowerKY.com.
Elected officials trust Farmers RECC because they know we are led by and belong to the people we serve. They know we tell the truth and that they can rely on us, just as our members do, to be their trusted energy advisor. As we commemorate the birthdays of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln this month, we are reminded of the fundamental values of honesty and leadership.
Thanks to all of our elected leaders for your service. We know who you are!