Brad Yearsley, 41, has announced his candidacy for Magistrate in District 7.
Yearsley, son of Larry and Barbara Yearsley, was born and raised in Harrison County and has lived here his entire life.
Yearsley is a member of the Leesburg Christian Church. He has been a part-time farmer for the last 23 years and is also employed by Harrison County Board of Education. He has worked in public education for 19 years.
“I have always loved working with children and have devoted my entire life to it,” Yearsley said.
He has three children, Clay 5, Macy, 11, and Kyle, 16, who attend school in Harrison County.
Yearsley has served on numerous advisory councils and boards. He is currently the immediate past president for the Central Kentucky Special Education Cooperative and is vice president for Community Employment Opportunities in Harrison County.
“The biggest determining factor in me deciding to run for magistrate is facing the fear that my children may leave this community when they become adults due to the lack of opportunities Harrison County currently has to offer them,” he said. “This community has the potential to flourish and grow. I feel our current and previous government officials have done a nice job getting things in place to take the next steps for that growth.
“The industrial park has been put in place and the work at Flat Run Veterans Park offers increased recreational opportunities for community members of all ages. Harrison County has the potential to be the kind of community that people will want to move to, invest in property, raise their children, find employment and retire in.
“I would just like an opportunity to help in any way make Harrison County that kind of Community. I don’t expect to come in and have all the answers, but I want to do everything I can to improve opportunities for our citizens now and for our children’s future. I look at this as an exciting opportunity for me to serve our community in a new way.”