Bowling Green – Rep. Ryan Quarles talks candidacy for ag commissioner

By KATIE BRANDENBURG, The Daily News – Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown, was in Bowling Green on Monday talking with members of the farming community he hopes soon to represent as Kentucky commissioner of agriculture. Quarles announced his candidacy about two weeks ago for the office of agriculture commissioner. Current Commissioner James Comer announced his run for … Continued

Quarles says his focus will be on expanding Ky.’s int’l ag reach and EPA in ag commissioner campaign

Calling the position of agriculture commissioner a “childhood dream,” Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown, said he is honored to run for the post in 2015. The 31-year-old lawmaker announced a run for the position Monday , just weeks after winning a third term to the Kentucky House of Representatives in the re-drawn Scott County-centric district by … Continued

Ag Candidates Focus on New EPA Rules

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — You’ve heard of the war on coal? Get ready for the war on farming. Kentucky’s candidates for state Agriculture Commissioner are building their campaigns around opposing new proposed rules by the EnvironmentalProtection Agency that they say would hurt Kentucky farmers. The political moves come after a closely-watched U.S. Senate race where … Continued

State Rep. Ryan Quarles becomes first Republican to enter 2015 agriculture commissioner race

GEORGETOWN — Standing aboard a tobacco wagon and calling himself a member of Kentucky’s next generation of leaders, Republican state Rep. Ryan Quarles officially launched his bid for agriculture commissioner on Monday. Quarles, speaking to about 150 supporters at Bevins Motor Company in Georgetown, is the first Republican entrant in the 2015 field for the … Continued