MADISON COUNTY — THE CANDIDATES
Bradley “Bud” Montgomery, D-Berea
Bradley “Bud” Montgomery, 45, was born and raised in Madison County. He graduated from Berea Community High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University. He served from 1986 to 1998 in the Army National Guard and during that period he advanced through the ranks of Carquest to eventually become the company’s central Kentucky regional manager.
In 2005, he and his family opened Montgomery Farm and Garden and Silver Creek Storage.
Montgomery is the president of the Berea Chamber of Commerce, and he has served on several local committees and boards.
He is married with two daughters. To find out more about Montgomery, visit www. budmontgomery.com.
As of Oct. 22, Montgomery has receipts totaling $47,673 for both his primary and general election campaign funds, and he has disbursed $31,224, according to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.
Johnathan Shell, R-Lancaster
Jonathan Shell, 24, is a lifelong resident of Garrard County, and he is the fifth generation to take a part in his family’s farming business. His family owns Shell Farms & Greenhouses.
Shell has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from eastern Kentucky University, and he is involved in a number of professional organizations, including the Garrard County Farm Bureau Board and Cattlemen’s Association.
Shell is married to Brooke, also 24, who is from Madison County.
Shell defeated Nathan Mick in May’s Republican primary in order to face Montgomery in the upcoming general election. Mick had been endorsed by Rep. Lonnie Napier, the long-standing representative for the 36th District, who chose to not run for re-election this year.
To find out more about Shell, visit his website at www.electjonathanshell.com.
As of Oct. 22, Shell has receipts totaling $86,304 for both his primary and general election campaign funds, and he has disbursed $78,470, according to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.