Bob Farmer visits EKY

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

The democratic nominee for Agriculture Commissioner, Bob Farmer, talked to Mountain News about why people should vote for him.

It comes after a video was released showing Farmer poking fun at the region during a comedy routine upset many Eastern Kentuckians.

Farmer told us he does not think his comedy routine, which was taped almost a decade ago, will affect his campaign.

He hopes to put that behind him and is apologizing again for hurting anyone's feelings.

Bob Farmer has owned a business for 30 years.

And now he is running for Agriculture Commissioner in Kentucky without farming experience.

However, Farmer says he does not think this will hurt his chance of getting votes.

"I just want to do the best i can do for Kentuckians and rural Kentuckians in particular, and I think that people can understand that," said Farmer.

On top of his inexperience in agriculture, Farmer has not been able to shake a nearly 10-year-old comedy routine.

The comedic skit poked fun at Eastern Kentuckians.

"Let me say, I know those words hurt feelings, and I am really, truly sorry for that," said Farmer.

Farmer met and talked to some folks in Perry County, which is something he says he plans to do often if elected as Ag Commissioner.

"I'm going to be down here, and I'm going to talk to people. And I'm going to reach out with these offices in regional areas," said Farmer.

Farmer's first priority in office will be to, "Find out where we are and then we're going to determine where we're going to go," said Farmer.

Farmer says he wants to do the best job he can do and is not concerned about political gain.

Farmer says he will not run for another office.

To hear more from Farmer, tune into WYMT for Issues & Answers Monday night at 7.

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