I'm Alonzo Pennington and I'm a 100% true Kentuckian. I have lived here my entire life and I've never wanted to live anywhere else. My Grandfather Norman Pennington retired a proud union-card carrying coal miner from Hopkins County and my father Eddie Pennington is known for carrying the torch and continuing to show the world, the Western Kentucky born style of guitar playing known as Thumbpicking. Being a true Kentuckian runs deep in my soul. It's not just a place to live, it's a place I want my grandchildren's children to be proud of and call home. Like my father, I have traveled the country playing Kentucky music trying to leave a little of our part of Kentucky in the hearts and minds of all the people I meet. Of all the places I've been, I've never seen a more beautiful landscape, nor have I ever met better people than the good folks here in Western Kentucky.
I am very proud of my Kentucky heritage, and that fuels the drive for my campaign. It's time we had a Kentuckian in Washington who is willing to stand up for what is right, and an American who believes in E Pluribus Unum, because that's what Kentucky has always been about. We don't have that now, and haven't had that sort of Representative in Washington for a long time.
I don't know about you, but I think it's time for a change.
Like you, I'm tired of continually being let down by the politicians who don't seem to care about the people of our District, and aren't in touch with us, or the other working-class people of Western Kentucky. I will get us funding to fix our old and crumbling infrastructure, to fix our roads, and to make our power grid reliable. I'll make Washington pay attention to Western Kentucky's rural areas, I'll especially concentrate on getting broadband internet service into every corner of our district. Our kids deserve what bureaucrats'kids have had for years.
We know better than most of the ever-growing opioid and methamphetamine epidemic that is destroying the lives of neighbors, friends, and families. All of us in Western Kentucky have been touched by it. We not only need increased law enforcement resources, but we need to get treatment to those whose lives have been consumed by addiction and abandonment.
I will fight against the "Right to Work" laws and help preserve the integrity of Labor Unions.
I will fight to make sure that working class people like us, are compensated a fair wage for their trade.
I will fight against all discrimination and ensuring equal pay for women in the workplace.
I'm born and raised in Western Kentucky, so was my dad, so was my granddad, we've been here since the 1700s, by God, we know how to fight for what's right.
I'll work as hard as I know how to use the Federal Government to help bring quality jobs back to our home! The empty factories and warehouses in every small town in the district, are painful reminders of how those in charge have let us down by not finding ways to secure and keep those jobs here. We all live in Western Kentucky. It's our home, and, and let's make sure it always will be. I intend to protect it and represent your needs to continue to make this a place we can all be proud to call home. You will be able to rest good at night knowing that I'm in Washington making noise, and making sure we get the resources and funding we need and deserve.
Please send me your questions, ideas, and concerns. I'm running because I'm just one of you, I'm going to win because I'll work my fingers to the bone to serve the public's interest. I want to come and meet with your organization or group, answer your questions, and play a little music. I'll prove to you that I deserve your vote!
For the change that Western Kentucky needs, Vote Alonzo Pennington for KY 1st District U.S. House of Representatives.