By Heather Oney, Salyersville Independent– SALYERSVILLE – A republican candidate for Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner sat down with the Independent on Tuesday as he visited Magoffin and other surrounding counties three weeks before the primary election, slated for May 19. Ryan Quarles, who is currently serving his third term in the Kentucky House of Representatives for … Continued

Leitchfield- Ag. Commissioner candidate visits GC

By Matt Lasley, Grayson County News Gazette– Republican Candidate for Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles stopped in Grayson County on Wednesday, April 15 to discuss why he’s running for the position and what he hopes to accomplish should he win. Quarles, a third-term State House of Representatives member out of Scott County, said he has … Continued

US Rep. Brett Guthrie Endorses Ryan Quarles for Commissioner of Agriculture

(Bowling Green, KY) – United States Congressman Brett Guthrie (R- KY-O2) endorsed Ryan Quarles for Commissioner of Agriculture Tuesday,  saying he’s the right man with the right experience for the job. “Ryan Quarles has real world farming experience and a policy background that prepares him to effectively lead the Kentucky Department of Agriculture,” said Guthrie.  … Continued

[PRESS RELEASE] US Rep. Andy Barr Endorses Ryan Quarles for Commissioner of Agriculture

US Rep. Andy Barr Endorses Ryan Quarles for Commissioner of Agriculture  LEXINGTON, KY- United States Representative Andy Barr (KY-6) endorsed the campaign of Ryan Quarles for Commissioner of Agriculture today. Barr, a Lexington native who represents Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District, called Quarles a longtime friend with a lifelong passion for agriculture. “Ryan Quarles hails from … Continued

Lexington- LTE: Quarles for Ag Commish

Letter to the Editor, Herald-Leader – We’re fortunate that one of Kentucky’s most accomplished native sons is running for agriculture commissioner. Ryan Quarles is a rising star, having been elected three times to the state House as a Republican — the third time by an overwhelming majority of a significantly new constituency as a result of … Continued

Bardstown- Ag commissioner candidate campaigns in Nelson County

By Randy Patrick, The Kentucky Standard – Opposing burdensome waterways regulations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and promoting the export of Kentucky farm products are among the issues Ryan Quarles is emphasizing in his campaign for state commissioner of agriculture. State Reps. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown, left, and David Floyd, R-Bardstown, meet with Louis Culver at Culver’s … Continued

OWENSBORO- Cattlemen, tobacco farmers hear agriculture commissioner candidates

By Keith Lawrence, Messenger-Inquirer – Kentucky’s next agriculture commissioner won’t be elected by farmers, Ray Bowman, owner of Farmstead Media Group, told a forum Saturday morning at the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association convention at the Owensboro Convention Center. The commissioner will be elected, he said, by people who know little about agriculture. “Most people don’t know what … Continued

Bowling Green- Down-ticket race, already looking past May primary, jumpstarts 2015 debate season

By Kevin Wheatley, CN2 Pure Politics – A pair of candidates met in the 2015 election cycle’s first debate on Friday, but it wasn’tone of the 60 sought by Republican gubernatorial hopeful Hal Heiner. A group of Kentucky grain farmers associations hosted a forum between Kentucky agriculture commissioner candidates Jean-Marie Lawson Spann, a Bowling Green Democrat … Continued