Kentucky deserves a Governor who knows what a hard day's work looks like. Whether it was getting mud on my boots at the farm or teaching our next generations, I believe I will be that Governor. I'd be honored to have your support to bring conservative values like fiscal responsibility and government accountability back to the Governor's office in Frankfort.”
— Ryan QuarlesMeet Ryan On the Issues
"Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner and former state legislator Ryan Quarles isn't holding back on how he thinks Beshear has failed the state's citizens, especially on the issues he says can be linked to the Biden administration's "porous" border policy and the governor's "unwillingness" to address it."
"As a former educator myself, I know that our children suffered due to excessive COVID lockdowns that we now know caused lower test scores around the Commonwealth. To be clear, the lockdowns have caused irreparable harm to students which will be felt for decades to come," [Quarles] told Fox.
Republican Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles filed paperwork in May 2022 to enter the state’s 2023 governor’s race. During this In Focus Kentucky segment, Quarles explains what led to his decision to launch his campaign and jump into this race.