In the following interview, David Contarino, co-founder of Kentucky Family Values, a PAC founded in 2011 with the express intent of promoting positive policies for middle and working-class Kentucky families, opens up about the organization’s mission and goals.
Q: Why was Kentucky Family Values founded and what do you do to support Kentucky families?
David Contarino: We are a political action committee working closely with Kentucky educators, and organizations representing thousands of construction, auto, distillery and factory workers and other hardworking citizens to advance policies that make Kentucky a more welcoming and positive environment for working and middle-class families. We serve to challenge politicians and political groups who prioritize special interests over the needs of Kentucky families.
Q: What are some ideals that Kentucky Family Values has fought for in the past?
David Contarino: We have worked tirelessly to support candidates who work to create good jobs, raise the minimum wage, and promote equal and good pay for our commonwealth’s hard-working men and women. Our main purpose is to promote and support those people who will fight to ensure that Kentucky is a healthy and productive environment for the working men and women throughout our Commonwealth.