Mayfield Attorney to Run for District 2 House Seat
By WestKyStar Staff
MAYFIELD, KY - Mayfield attorney Jesse Wright on Wednesday announced his intentions to run for the District-2 Kentucky House of Representatives seat which is comprised of Graves County and portions of southern McCracken County. The seat is currently occupied by Republican Richard Heath of Mayfield.
Wright is a native of Mayfield, alumni of Mayfield High School, a graduate of the University of Kentucky Engineering School and holds a law degree from the Georgia State University College of Law.
“My wife and I grew up in Mayfield and Graves County, and we knew this is where we wanted to raise our two children,” Wright said. “I love this area, its home, but I look around and I see that we can do better for our community and better for our children, and I want to go to Frankfort and do that. I look forward to getting out in the district and meeting new people and seeing old friends and learning from them over the next few months and I hope to have the opportunity and honor of serving them next November in Frankfort, because I truly believe that together we can work to bring prosperity back to this area.”
Wright moved back to Mayfield in 2011 with his wife Heather (Boggess) Wright and their two children Zachary and Hannah. He is the co-owner of Kemp & Wright, PLLC in Mayfield.
Wright is actively involved in Mayfield and Graves County, serving on the Board of Directors for J.U. Kevil, Inc., Youth D.E.A.L., and he is also a member of the Graves County Board of Health.
Wright is an active member of the Mayfield-Graves County Lions Club and he volunteers as an instructor for the Graves County Teen Court, as well as, a mentor for the Graves County LEAD Academy. Jesse worships at First United Methodist Church in Mayfield.