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Monday, January 23, 2006

Press Release: Chris Frost Files for General Assembly Seat in the 88th

Press Release
January 23, 2006

Contact: Chris Frost, Tel. (859) 257-8336 or (859) 338-6398

Frost files for General Assembly Seat

Chris Frost, a University of Kentucky Law Professor, has filed for election to Kentucky’s House of Representatives for south Lexington’s 88th district.

Frost said of his reasons for running, “Like so many people, I am fed up with the state of affairs in Frankfort.  Too often, our elected officials lose sight of the needs of their constituents and instead focus on consolidating their political power and satisfying well-funded special interests.  We need fresh faces in Frankfort – citizen legislators – public servants who will bring the best ideas to bear on the challenges and opportunities facing the Commonwealth.

As an educator and a parent of children in our public schools, I understand what it takes to provide a good education and opportunities to succeed.  Kentucky is at a crossroads.  Even though we have made remarkable gains over the past 20 years in education and economic development, we lag behind nationally.  Now we face a choice.  We can build on past successes and work toward an even brighter future, or we can retreat.  I am confident that the voters of Fayette County are eager to recommit to improving our children’s education and providing them career opportunities so that Kentucky is a place they will want to stay.”

Frost is a graduate of the UK College of Business and College of Law, where he graduated first in his class and was an editor of the Law Journal.  After graduation from law school, he practiced law in Chicago and taught at Saint Louis University and the University of Illinois before returning to Kentucky and the College of Law as a teacher and Associate Dean.

From 1997-2000, Frost served as special counsel to Attorney General Ben Chandler in litigation against Anthem Insurance Company.  That case resulted in the $45 million settlement that formed the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.  He serves on the executive committee of the Fayette County Democratic Party and on the boards of the Office of Kentucky Legal Services Programs, the Fayette County Bar Association and the American Board of Certification.  In addition to his membership in a number of professional organizations, Frost is also a member of the Bluegrass Sportsmen’s League and the Central Kentucky Region of the Sports Car Club of America.

Frost lives with his wife Christine, their son, Alex, 15, and daughter, Nicki, 12, in the Pinnacle neighborhood in south Lexington.

*This press release was sent to me by the candidate and is printed here as written. If other candidates in our district send me information I will publish it as well.



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